You can conveniently apply for your ESTA online through ESTA Global. The cost for this is £44.95 per person. On the website, you can find information on how these costs are calculated, payment methods, and any additional fees that may apply.
The cost of applying for an ESTA comprises consular and service fees. The consular fee is charged for processing your application by the US immigration service, U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Service costs are charged if you opt to submit your application through a commercial visa agency like ESTA Global. Using an intermediary simplifies the application process and provides access to support via phone or email. Furthermore, visa specialists at ESTA Global check your application for common errors that can cause rejected applications or invalid ESTAs, reducing the likelihood of problems when entering the United States.
The total fee for an ESTA is £44.95, with the consular fee being 21 USD and the remaining fee being service costs. At the current exchange rate, the service costs amount to £27.97 per ESTA, including all applicable taxes and transaction fees of the US immigration service. By applying for your ESTA via ESTA Global, you pay a fixed amount in pounds, irrespective of exchange rate fluctuations. Additional costs are charged only if you choose to use express delivery or other optional services like registering with your home country’s embassy in the US or offsetting your trip’s carbon emissions.
ESTA Global offers a range of secure online payment methods to easily pay for the costs of your ESTA for traveling to the USA. The chosen payment method does not affect the total cost, and no additional transaction fees are charged. Most credit cards such as Visa, Mastercard, and American Express are accepted for payment, as well as PayPal.
If you require your ESTA urgently, you can select the expedited delivery option in the application form on ESTA Global’s website. This will prioritize your application and move it to the front of the queue, ensuring that it is submitted promptly to the US immigration service. Choosing expedited delivery incurs a surcharge of £17.50 per ESTA. However, please note that delivery times are not guaranteed, even with an urgent application. It is strongly recommended that you apply for your ESTA well in advance of your departure and avoid waiting until the last minute. For further details, please refer to the page on urgent ESTA delivery.
For certain nationalities, registering your trip with your embassy in the USA is an option, separate from your ESTA application. By registering your trip, you share your travel plans with your government and allow your nation’s representatives in Washington, D.C. to keep you informed in the event of an emergency or dangerous situation. This can include information on approaching hurricanes, strict COVID-19 measures, and other matters that may affect your travel plans. The embassy can also contact you in exceptional emergency situations.
You can register your trip directly and at no cost on your government’s website.