RECURRING QUESTIONS ON THE ESTA DOCUMENT
The visa application is no longer compulsory if the intention to go to the USA is not to settle there for a long period and if the reason is not to study or exercise a profession there . For short stays of less than 90 days , it is possible to enter the United States with an ESTA authorization.
WHO IS ASKED FOR THE ESTA FORM?
The American entry request form can be downloaded from the Internet. A site was created by US officials ( Department of Homeland Security ) to provide it. At the same time, specialized sites offer their service to assist interested persons at an additional cost, but offering services and assistance in the event of additional need. It is therefore sufficient to answer the questions asked on the form, and return it to the address indicated. Specialized sites translate ESTA questions to you in French. Be aware that printing the authorization is not mandatory, because everything is computerized, but in case of breakdown, a paper version can be useful!
WHEN IS THE RESPONSE RECEIVED?
When receiving your request to enter the United States, the responsible authorities verify the information provided and validate your request if it is admissible. This positive response will be communicated to you by email in the form of a certificate. The maximum response time is three days from the date the form is sent.
WHAT SHOULD YOU DO IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE THE RESPONSE ON TIME?
In the event that you do not receive a response after 72 hours, you must check whether your form has been sent. You will also need to make sure that you have paid the requested fee when sending your request. You can follow up on your file online after 72 hours using your file number.
WHAT ARE THE PROBABLE RESPONSES TO A REQUEST FOR ESTA?
In the best of cases, you will receive a favorable response in the form of an ESTA certificate. It is entirely possible that your request has been rejected and that the response you receive will be negative. The information you have provided may also require further investigation and, in these circumstances, you will be told that your request has been suspended. But in all three cases, the response will be sent by email.