Visa waiver program updates, 2019 (ESTA)
Posted by Robbwilson on 09/05/2019
Visa waiver program (VWP) allows the citizen of various countries to travel to the United States of America without a visa but instead obtaining an ESTA application which means that traveling to the USA is made a lot easier. It is the US government who is responsible for granting the visas and other forms of traveling authorization including ESTA.
ESTA US visa waiver program helps the people of different countries to visit the US without any restrictions. The visitors are allowed for a period of 90 days and if the visitor stays for than a period of 90 days serious actions can be taken against them. It is very important for visitors to follow all the rules and regulations as it will definitely help them in the long run.
Cost of ESTA, 2019:
Make your ESTA payment through online as the current cost of it is $14 but only if you do it directly on the ESTA website, on the other hand, you definitely have to pay more if you are doing it through the travel agent as the agent charge their own fees so if you are planning to save the money then paying the payment online will really help you. And if you are refused by the united states you will be paid back the amount you have paid and only $4 will be charged.
Always keep in mind to apply for the ESTA before a particular time period as you will be having enough time with you if by chance your ESTA applications get rejected. Later on, you can definitely apply for a visa that can help you out in visiting the United States.
For how long is an ESTA valid for?
An ESTA is valid for a period of two years or till your passport expires you can make multiple trips between these two years but if you wish to travel to the US afterward you need to apply for the visa as you cannot enter the US without it and certain legal actions will be taken against you. Always make sure to check the ESTA validity period before boarding the plane to the US.
RENEWAL OF ESTA:
If you ESTA gets expired it is important for you to renew the ESTA as it is required. The ESTA application form is needed to be filled with all your personal information and passport details and all the details need to be filled with honesty because proper verification is done by the end of this procedure. A new ESTA is required if there is any change in your personal information. It is always important for you to renew your ESTA once your name, gender, or citizenship has been changed. Always make an ESTA check to view the status and validity of your ESTA travel authorization. It is not important for you to wait till your ESTA gets expired you can definitely renew your ESTA before its expiry date but make sure to do all the procedures in a correct manner.