APPLY IN FRENCH FOR YOUR ESTA
To date, 38 countries have participated in the ESTA program since its inception in 2008. The terrible attack in 2001 in New York reacted to the Americans, who set up a system to ensure the safety of the passengers present in a ship or plane while keeping an eye on each of them.
The ESTA formality was born from this initiative. Since 2009, all nationals of these 38 countries who travel without a visa to the USA are obliged to apply for ESTA before leaving. The visa waiver program is not a purely American idea. The Australians were the pioneers in this area and the European Union is also considering similar procedures (ETIAS).
BY WHAT WAY CAN I APPLY FOR ESTA AND AT WHAT PRICE?
To apply for ESTA, there are not many solutions. The only way is to apply online. You can fill out the form yourself or request the services of a specialized site. These specialized sites are service providers who provide you with permanent assistance and which allow you to have access to the ESTA form translated into your original language. In general, the ESTA price for submitting from these sites is around 60 euros. Anyway, during the submission of the application, the procedure is always the same, you must pay the fees at the time of registration.
AND IF I SPEAK ONLY FRENCH, CAN I EVEN MAKE A REQUEST?
The ESTA form is translated into French on specialized websites. You can find it on the internet in 23 languages. These are generally official languages used in the 38 countries that participate in the visa waiver program. This was not always the case since in 2008, ESTA was only available in English. Francophones can now find the form in French very simply.
ESTA AND SPECIALIZED SITES FOR ESTA REQUEST
The advantage with these sites is that in addition to providing you with an application in French, most of them send you emails on the status of your request. Some providers offer a service of assistance so that you can correctly complete the request form. This ensures you get a quick response straight to your inbox.