VISA WAIVER PROGRAM
VISA WAIVER PROGRAM Travellers from the EU and certain countries are eligible to travel to the USA under the Visa Waiver Program if they meet certain requirements and have an electronic passport.
Any person who is planning on travelling to the USA under the Visa Waiver Program must complete the online pre-registration and receive approval via the US Embassy website's Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA) before travelling to the USA.
From September 8, the US will start charging European travellers $14 for electronic visa's (ESTA) to travel to the US. The ESTA lasts for two years, or until a person's passport expires.
The Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) is a new fully automated, electronic system for screening passengers before they begin travelling to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program. Voluntary ESTA applications may be submitted any time prior to travel to the United States, and Visa Waiver Program travellers are encouraged to apply for authorisation as soon as they begin to plan a trip to the United States.
Registration is a simple process that will only take a few minutes to complete.
Please only complete the form provided through the blue button link below. (This is the official link for applications. There are a number of companies you may find online who will charge you an unnecessary fee for the service of guiding you through the completion of the forms.)
You will require your passport details and your address in the US (you can use the starting point hotel address). At the time of writing there is a USD$14 fee for the electronic approval (ESTA.). Please note, US citizens need a valid passport to cross US borders.
The ESTA form will request your Point of Contact as well as Address while in the USA. The point of contact is our operation's office in California.
PEAK Adventure Travel
77 W. Third Street
Santa Rosa, CA,
Your address while in the USA will be the name and address of the first hotel or residence you stay at on arrival. If you are using our departure hotel, the details are printed on the tour dossier that you can download here.
> See countries eligible to travel to the USA under the Visa Waiver Program
> Find out more about the requirements needed to travel
> Find out more about the Electronic System for Travel Authorisation
> Find out more about passport requirements