To travel to America without a visa Esta aanvragen, you need a digital travel authorization called ESTA. You can use the Dutch application form on this website to apply for an ESTA for €91.00 per person.
Do I need an ESTA?
Yes, you need an ESTA if you are traveling to the US for a holiday, business trip or transfer, regardless of whether you arrive by air, cruise ship or overland. Children also need their own ESTA. If you do not have a valid ESTA, you will not be able to check in or board unless you have a US visa, passport or hold a Canadian passport. It is also possible to apply for a visa, but that is more expensive and takes more time. For a visa application you have to go to an embassy or consulate, while you can apply for an ESTA completely online.
What does “ESTA” mean?
ESTA stands for “Electronic System for Travel Authorization”. This system is a security measure of the US Customs & Border Protection to prevent unwanted travelers. When applying for an ESTA, the US Customs & Border Protection assesses whether you may pose a security risk. If no risks are found, your application will be approved. An ESTA is not a physical document, but a digital travel authorization. After approval you will receive a PDF confirmation that you do not have to show. At check-in, it is checked whether you have a valid ESTA based on your passport number.
Once your ESTA America is approved, it is valid for two years and you can travel to America without restrictions during this period. Each stay in the US can be up to 90 days, including intermediate or connecting visits to Canada, Mexico or a Caribbean island. If you want to stay longer in the United States, you must apply for a visa for America. If you are using a new passport, you will need to re-apply for an ESTA using your new passport information.
Failure to comply with ESTA requirements for the Americas may result in deportation and pre-emptive rejection of future U.S. travel authorization applications.
You can easily apply for an ESTA online by filling in the Dutch application form, which only takes a few minutes. Then you need to upload a digital scan or photo of your passport. Requests are handled 24/7, including holidays. You can also submit a group application using the same ESTA form, without having to fill in the contact and travel details for each traveler separately. You can pay securely with iDeal, Bancontact, PayPal or credit card. Once your application has been approved, you will receive an email and text message. This takes an average of 3 days. You don’t need to print anything.
Do you want to receive your ESTA urgently? Indicate this in the application form by ticking the box next to “urgent delivery”. Urgent applications are usually approved in just 60 minutes, but be aware that even urgent applications can in rare cases be delayed by a few days. The US Customs & Border Protection has the right to delay your application and therefore recommends that you apply for your ESTA as soon as you make plans to travel to the United States.
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