What is ESTA?
The ESTA form is a mandatory application for all travelers who wish to
enter the United States by sea or air. It is a visa
temporary linked to stays of less than 90 days. People who wish to travel to
The United States must have this document approved by the authorities
Americans in cases where:
- It is decided to go to the country in a tourist situation and have a stay within a period
less than 90 days
- The trip is to attend a congress or specific studies, go to a meeting of
businesses owned by a company based outside the United States or
do paid work for a company that is located outside the States
- The United States is the country in which to make a stopover to continue the journey
to another country.
What countries can apply for ESTA?
The ESTA application must be submitted by anyone who decides to go to
United States from one of the following countries:
Germany, Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brunei, Chile, South Korea,
Denmark, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece,
Holland, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania,
Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Norway, New Zealand, Portugal, United Kingdom,
Czech Republic, San Marino, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland and Taiwan.
Currently, there are other countries processing the visa waiver for their citizens
national authorities, but the process may still take longer due to the
socio-sanitary and political conditions of the country.
How long is the ESTA Application valid for?
You can request your ESTA Certificate (Electronic System of Authorization to travel to
United States) once you have planned your trip and stay in the country.
You must have a national identity document and a valid passport that is
in force at the time of application and at the time of travel. If either of the two documents
It has to be renewed, do it before requesting your ESTA Certificate or you will be denied
The ESTA form is valid for two years for people who decide to be
in the country in less than 90 days, so we recommend you request
said certificate once you have planned your entire trip to avoid possible
The application approval process may vary depending on the requesting country,
but we recommend you not to leave it until the last moment due to the possible
complications that may arise in the process.
Why was my ESTA application denied?
There are different reasons why an ESTA visa application can be denied.
The different requirements that are requested when filling in the form are the
strictly necessary for US authorities to grant permission
to travel to the United States.
It is important to fill them in as precisely as possible and with the real data in order to
avoid major problems when entering the United States.
If you want to know the possible reasons why your Visa has not been granted to you
ESTA, enter our ESTA Form Rejected section and you will have all the
information about it.
¿Por qué me han denegado mi solicitud ESTA?
Existen diferentes razones por las cuales se puede denegar una solicitud de visa ESTA. Los diferentes requisitos que se solicitan a la hora de rellenar el formulario son los estrictamente necesarios para que las autoridades estadounidenses concedan el permiso para viajar a Estados Unidos.
Es importante rellenarlos con la mayor precisión posible y con los datos reales para evitar problemas mayores a la hora de la entrada a Estados Unidos.
Si quieres conocer las posibles razones por las cuales no se te ha concedido tu Visa ESTA, entra en nuestra sección de Formulario ESTA Rechazado y tendrás toda la información al respecto.