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Visa Waiver Program/ESTA

The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) allows citizens of participating countries* to travel to the United States without a visa for stays of 90 days or less, when they meet all requirements. Please note that the VWP/ESTA is a program of the Department of Homeland Security.

ESTA applications may be submitted at any time prior to travel, though it is recommended that travelers apply as soon as they begin preparing travel plans or prior to purchasing airline tickets. It takes on average 72 hours/3 days to receive approval but given wait times for visa appointments, we strongly recommend folks submit their application as early as feasible.

If you’re planning a trip to the U.S., let the new ESTA mobile app take you there! Travel authorization is quick, easy and only $21. 

The ESTA Mobile App is now available for download on your Android or iOS device.