PRINT YOUR ESTA NUMBER TO GO TO THE USA
The ESTA form is an official document for returning to the USA. It is provided with an identification number. In order to guarantee the security of travelers leaving for the USA, the Department of Homeland Security has developed this alternative system to the visa.
WHO CAN GET THE ESTA NUMBER?
Although obtaining the ESTA number has been made easier, it is not available to everyone. Indeed, to be able to benefit from ESTA, you must be able to meet a few conditions. First, be part of one of the beneficiary countries of the visa waiver program. This program concerns around twenty European countries, including France and Belgium and also some Asian countries.
Then, the stay in the USA must not exceed 90 days. The last condition concerns the reason for the trip, the only valid reasons are tourism, transit and business. If you meet these conditions, you can then submit your file in order to obtain your ESTA .
HOW TO GET YOUR ESTA NUMBER?
If you meet all the conditions necessary to obtain the ESTA number, all you have to do is fill in the online form. To be able to do so, simply choose one of the many specialized sites. The procedure works like this: you will have to answer a series of questions about your identity, the purpose of your trip as well as your immigration history in the United States, your legal past as well as your state health.
The goal is to be able to profile you to ensure that you do not pose a threat to the United States. After filling in the questionnaire, you must pay the administrative fees necessary for the validation of your request.
The price is between 55 and 80 euros on specialized sites in French. Note that the sites in question have a secure payment system. Once the payment is made, all you have to do is save your request and wait for the response.
PRINT ESTA NUMBER
The answer should not be long in coming, in most cases, it will arrive within minutes of registration. There are three possibilities of answer: the answer can be negative, in this case, you will have to make a visa request near the embassy (or remake a request of ESTA if the cause of the refusal is a shell during the filling of the form). The answer may be pending, in this other case, you will have to wait another 72 hours before having a final answer.
Your request can be accepted, in which case you will get your ESTA number. Although the procedure is done entirely online, it is preferable to print the ESTA number to facilitate your boarding.