COMPLETE ESTA GUIDE

WHAT IS THE ELECTRONIC SYSTEM FOR TRAVEL AUTHORIZATION (ESTA)?

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN ESTA AUTHORIZATION AND A VISA?

 WHO HAS TO APPLY WITH A TRAVEL AUTHORIZATION?


WHY DO I NEED TO FILL OUT AN ESTA APPLICATION IF I TRAVEL TO THE UNITED STATES UNDER THE VISA WAIVER PROGRAM?

DOES THE TRAVEL AUTHORIZATION GUARANTEE MY ADMISSION TO THE UNITED STATES?

WHAT IS THE VISA WAIVER PROGRAM?


DO I HAVE TO SUBMIT AN APPLICATION IF I’M ONLY IN TRANSIT TO ANOTHER COUNTRY THROUGH THE UNITED STATES?

  IF I HAVE A TRAVEL AUTHORIZATION THROUGH ESTA, DO I NEED TO FILL OUT I-94W FORM?


 WHAT COUNTRIES PARTICIPATE IN THE VISA WAIVER PROGRAM?


WHAT ARE THE PASSPORT REQUIREMENTS TO TRAVEL UNDER THE VISA WAIVER PROGRAM?

HOW CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE VISA WAIVER PROGRAM? WHEN MUST I OBTAIN A VISA TO TRAVEL TO THE UNITED STATES?

DOES IT HAVE ANY DISADVANTAGE USING THE VISA WAIVER PROGRAM?


WHAT IF IT IS DETERMINED THAT A VISA WAIVER PROGRAM APPLICANT IS NOT ADMISSIBLE? 

WHY DO YOU NEED AN ESTA AUTHORIZATION FOR TRAVELS TO THE UNITED STATES UNDER THE VISA WAIVER PROGRAM?

BY ADDING THESE ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS, WOULD ESTA AUTHORIZATION NOT BE AN EQUIVALENT TO AN ELECTRONIC VISA? 

WHAT IF I HAVE DUAL NATIONALITY, BUT MY PASSPORT NOT HELD BY THE VWP IS EXPIRED OR I DON’T HAVE A PASSPORT FOR THAT COUNTRY? 

WHAT IF I HAVE DUAL NATIONALITY OR A PASSPORT FROM MORE THAN ONE COUNTRY?


DO I HAVE TO REQUEST THE ESTA AUTHORIZATION IF I AM A CITIZEN FROM A COUNTRY THAT PARTICIPATES IN THE VISA WAIVER PROGRAM (VWP) AND … 

IF I’M IN CANADA OR IN MEXICO AND I WANT TO DRIVETO THE UNITED STATES, DO I HAVE TO REQUEST THE ESTA AUTHORIZATION?

SHOULD I REQUEST ESTA AUTHORIZATION IF…


WHERE DO I FIND INFORMATION ON THE TERRORIST TRAVEL PREVENTION ACT?WHO NEEDS A TRAVEL AUTHORIZATION?

WHO MEETS THE REQUIREMENTS TO SUBMIT AN APPLICATION?


WHY SHOULD I FILL OUT AN ESTA APPLICATION?

DO I HAVE TO PAY an AMOUNT TO REQUEST AN ESTA AUTHORIZATION?

HOW DOES THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT PROTECT THE PRIVACY OF MY INFORMATION AND WHO HAS ACCESS TO IT?

FOR HOW LONG IS MY AUTHORIZATION VALID?


WHEN SHOULD I SUBMIT AN ESTA APPLICATION?

WHAT IF I HAVE DUAL NATIONALITY, BUT MY PASSPORT NOT HELD BY THE VWP IS EXPIRED OR I DON’T HAVE A PASSPORT FOR THAT COUNTRY? 

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKES THE ESTA AUTHORIZATION PROCEEDING?

WHEN WILL I KNOW IF I WAS APPROVED?


IS MY INFORMATION SECURE?

FOR HOW LONG WILL MY APPLICATION INFORMATION BE STORED?

IS MY INFORMATION SHARED WITH ANYONE?


IS MY PAYMENT INFORMATION SECURE?

HOW DOES THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT PROTECT ESTA INFORMATION PRIVACY AND WHO CAN ACCESS IT?

HOW DO I REQUEST AN ESTA AUTHORIZATION?


CAN YOU PROVIDE ADVICE AND CLARIFICATION FOR SOME OF THE ELIGIBILITY QUESTIONS?


CAN I APPLY FOR ESTA WITHOUT HAVING A CONFIRMED TRAVEL PLAN?

HOW DO I CORRECT AN ERROR IN MY APPLICATION?

WILL ESTA AUTHORIZATION BE DENIED IF I LEAVE ANY MANDATORY SPACE IN WHITE?

WHY DO YOU NEED MY EMPLOYER INFORMATION?


WHY IS IT NECESSARY TO INCREASE THE AMOUNT OF INFORMATION THAT IS COLLECTED FROM VWP TRAVELER?

WHAT OTHER ADDITIONAL DATA ELEMENTS WERE ADDED TO THE APPLICATION IS DECEMBER 2016?  

UNDER WHAT CIRCUMSTANCES SHOULD I APPLY FOR A VISA INSTEAD OF AN ESTA AUTHORIZATION?


WHICH ARE THE ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS OF THE NEW AND “IMPROVED” ESTA APPLICATION?

I’M TRAVELLING WITH A PASSPORT THAT SHOWS AN “X” IN THE GENDER INDICATOR.HOW DO I FILL THE ESTA AUTHORIZATION?

MY COUNTRY OF ISSUE IS NOT IN THE ESTA DOWNLOADABLE MENU, OTHER PROBLEMS OF PASSPORT ELIGIBILITY


MY NAME CONTAINS LETTERS THAT DON’T EXIST IN THE AMERICAN ENGLISH ABECEDARY. HOW SHOULD I WRITE MY NAME ON THIS APPLICATION?

ESTA WILL NOT ACCEPT MY POSTDATED PASSPORT OR IF MY PASSPORT HAS MY OLD NAME. ?

HOW WILL CBP USE THE INFORMATION FROM MY SOCIAL NETWORKS COLLECTED THROUGH THE ADDITIONAL QUESTION THAT WAS ADDED TO ESTA APPLICATION ON DECEMBER 2016?


DO I HAVE TO PAY SOME AMOUNT TO REQUEST AN ESTA AUTHORIZATION?

HOW DO I PAY MY APPLICATION?


CAN I PAY MY APPLICATION LATER? CAN I PAY TWO OR MORE APPLICATIONS IN ONE PAYMENT?

IS THE INFORMATION ON MY CREDIT CARD SECURE? HOW MANY APPLICATIONS CAN I SUBMIT IN A PAYMENT?


DO YOU ONLY ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS?

CAN I OBTAIN A REFUND IF MY APPLICATION IS NOT APPROVED?

THEY CHARGED ME MORE THAN $ 14.00 FOR THIS AUTHORIZATION, WHY?WHICH INFORMATION CAN I UPDATE?


WHAT SHOULD I DO IF THE INFORMATION IN MY PASSPORT CHANGED OR EXPIRED? 

HOW DO I CORRECT AN ERROR IN MY APPLICATION?

WHAT HAPPENS IF I FORGOT MY APPLICATION NUMBER?

HOW CAN I CORRECT AN ERROR REGARDING THE PASSPORT ISSUANCE DATE OR PASSPORT EXPIRATION DATE AFTER I HAVE FILLED OUT MY APPLICATION?


HOW DO I RECOVER MY APPLICATION?

WHAT IS THE PROCESS TO SEND A GROUP OF APPLICATIONS?


MY GROUP IS BLOCKED AND I CAN’T USE THE GROUP IDENTIFICATION NUMBER.HOW CAN I ACCESS MY APPLICATION?

WHEN I SEND THE PAYMENT FOR A GROUP OF APPLICATIONS, WILL I RECEIVE ESTA STATUS FOR ALL APPLICATIONS AT THE SAME TIME?

CAN I PAY TWO OR MORE APPLICATIONS IN ONE PAYMENT?

HOW MANY APPLICATIONS CAN I SEND IN A PAYMENT?

CAN I PAY AFTER A GROUP OF APPLICATIONS?

DO I HAVE TO REQUEST AN ESTA AUTHORIZATION ON BEHALF OF MY CHILDREN?


IF A GROUP APPLICATION RECEIVES THE STATE OF “PENDING”, WILL IT DELAY THE PROCESSING OF THE OTHER GROUP APPLICATIONS?

I AM HAVING PROBLEMS TO VERIFY THE STATUS OF A GROUP OF APPLICATIONS?

HOW DO I UPDATE MY APPLICATION INFORMATION?

WHAT HAPPENS IF I FORGOT MY APPLICATION NUMBER?.CAN I KNOW WHY MY APPLICATION WAS DENIED?


HOW DO I VERIFY MY ESTA AUTHORIZATION STATUS?


WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I DON’T RECEIVE THE APPROVAL TO TRAVEL?

WILL ESTA AUTHORIZATION BE DENIED IF I LEAVE ANY MANDATORYFORM FIELDSIN WHITE?

CAN I SUBMIT A NEW APPLICATION IF THE FIRST ONE WAS DENIED?

CAN I KNOW WHY MY APPLICATION WAS DENIED?


WHAT DO I DO IF THE TRAVEL AUTHORIZATION IS DENIED AND I NEED TO TRAVEL IMMEDIATELY?

IF APPROVED, DOES THE TRAVEL AUTHORIZATION GUARANTEE MY ADMISSION TO THE UNITED STATES?

FOR HOW LONG IS MY AUTHORIZATION VALID?


DO I NEED TO CARRY A DIGITAL OR PRINTED COPY OF MY TRAVEL AUTHORIZATION WITH ME AT THE AIRPORT?

WHEN SHOULD I REQUEST A NEW ESTA  AUTHORIZATION?

DO I NEED TO REQUEST A NEW TRAVEL AUTHORIZATION IF THE CURRENT AUTHORIZATION WILL EXPIRE WHILE I AM IN THE UNITED STATES?

HOW DO I RENEW MY AUTHORIZATION?


DOES CBP SEND AN E-MAIL NOTICE WHEN MY AUTHORIZATION IS AT LEAST EXPIRED?

DO I NEED ANY SPECIFIC COMPUTER PROGRAM TO SUBMIT AN ESTA APPLICATION?

MY GROUP IS BLOCKED AND I CAN’T USE THE GROUP IDENTIFICATION NUMBER. HOW CAN I ACCESS MY APPLICATION?

WHAT HAPPENS IF I FORGOT MY APPLICATION NUMBER?

WHEN I TRY TO APPLY FOR ESTA AUTHORIZATION, I’M GETTING A MESSAGE THAT SAYS THAT THERE IS ALREADY ANOTHER APPLICATION?


I’M HAVING TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES TO SEND MY ESTA APPLICATION?


ESTA REGISTRATION IS APPROVED


ENGLISH GUIDE

ESTA official application

 

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