DEADLINES FOR COMPLETING THE ESTA FORM
ESTA forms have been created for nationals of countries benefiting from the visa waiver program and wishing to spend a stay of less than 90 days in the United States. After filling out and sending the form, you will receive a response. If this answer is positive, this certificate will replace the usual visa and allow you to go to the United States several times during a period of 2 years.
WHEN SHOULD THE ESTA FORM BE COMPLETED?
Since the ESTA application is an approach the purpose of which is to obtain authorization to reside in the United States, it can be granted or refused depending on the file. Therefore, it is preferable to complete the application before purchasing your ticket, as this ESTA document will be checked upon boarding.
The maximum regulatory deadline for an ESTA request is 72 hours. Without this certificate, you will not be able to stay in the United States unless you have a green card (for work , family, lottery green card , etc.) or a visa. For this reason, some airlines or shipping companies request this authorization before boarding.
IS ESTA DEMAND PAYING?
By sending the ESTA request, a small fee is requested in order to make the system profitable by paying application fees. In addition, private accompanying sites charge a small commission for their services. The amount of commissions varies from one site to another, but these are generally low and allow you to obtain your authorization, while benefiting from translation service, help and assistance for an ESTA price around from 60 euros. You cannot modify the ESTA form after submitting it (except your e-mail address and your place of residence on site). If you have made a mistake, you are therefore obliged to submit a new request for ESTA, which will also be subject to charges.
WHAT IS THE VALIDITY OF AN ESTA AUTHORIZATION?
When the ESTA application is granted, it is valid for two years. It can be used for several entries in the United States as long as the stays are less than 90 days. If you wish to stay more than 90 days, you will need to make a special visa request or return to your country of origin to then divide. The ESTA includes your passport number and if your passport expires, the authorization must be renewed with the passport. The procedures for the renewal of an ESTA authorization must be filled in with a new form.