APPLY FOR ESTA USA FOR YOUR TRIP TO THE USA
If you want to go to the USA, you must have an ESTA travel authorization to board the boat or the plane. The form for obtaining this authorization is available on the Internet. It is best to apply well in advance of the departure date, as authorization may be pending rather than being directly granted.
WHERE TO APPLY ESTA ONLINE?
As its name suggests, ESTA electronic travel authorization is available on the Internet. From the site at the bottom of the page, you can make your request throughout the year for your next trips to the United States. Once on this site, simply click on the electronic form to display it, then fill it out.
It is important to answer all the questions correctly to validate your request. There is nothing complicated in the filling procedure. The information requested is identical to that of form I-94W (green form).
IN CASE OF AUTHORIZATION ESTA GRANTED
Citizens of countries participating in the visa waiver program, wishing to enter any city in the United States ( New York , Miami, Las Vegas, etc.) by boat or plane must wait for ESTA authorization before ability to board. Granted, this travel authorization allows you to make multiple trips across the United States without the need for a visa for 2 years or until the expiration of your passport.
Although you have a valid ESTA visa in your possession, you cannot embark to the United States of America without a valid passport. That said, have the reflex to check the validity date of your passport before buying your plane ticket or boarding pass.
IN CASE OF AUTHORIZATION ESTA PENDING
ESTA requests do not systematically lead to obtaining an authorization. Sometimes it is pending for all kinds of reasons. In this case, the traveler will have to wait for the development of the situation as well as follow the instructions given. The most likely reason which can cause the setting up of an ESTA is the error of filling in the request form, a situation that is unlikely to occur on specialized sites like the one you find at the bottom of the page. On this site, you get all the help you need to correctly fill out the electronic form in order to get a favorable response.