Electronic System for Travel Authorisation for Visitors to USA
All passengers travelling to the United States are required to complete an online form used to screen passengers under the Visa Waiver Program. This is called ESTA - the Electronic System for Travel Authorisation. Passengers must go to the ESTA website and complete the online form.
The purpose of ESTA is to speed up the process at airports and it is essentially an electronic version of the form previously completed at immigration. Passengers will not be allowed to board a flight or cruise to the United States without having successfully completed the ESTA online.
Passengers can apply for an ESTA online at the ESTA website (https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov).
Passengers may apply for authorization via ESTA at any time prior to travel to the United States, but are encouraged to do so at least 72 hours before travelling. All passengers are required to present a printed copy of the authorisation to Customs and Border Protection. This new system is also applicable for cruises docking in the United States.
Should you be unable to complete this form online please contact Travel Department and we can complete the form on your behalf. An administration fee of €22 (inclusive of US Department of Homeland Security $14 fee) will apply for this service.
Please click here to go to the ESTA website for more information and to complete the online form.
Please be advised that Travel Department accepts no responsibility for changes in visa prices, procedures and/or regulations during the time that your visa application is sent to us and subsequently received. Any changes will be advised directly to the customer and any changes in price will be due for payment immediately in order to process the visa application. Travel Department will not be held responsible for the loss or damage of your passport or any document sent by post. We strongly recommend you use An Post swift post or a similar secure service when sending valuable documents by post.
For those that choose to apply for their own visa independently, Travel Department accepts no responsibility for delays caused by incorrect supplication of information and/or delays in obtaining sufficient information to process visas with the relevant embassy. The responsibility lies solely with the customer to supply the correct information on time to the relevant embassy in order to obtain a valid visa for travel. It is the responsibility of customers who choose to apply for visas independently to familiarise themselves with up to date opening hours of the relevant embassy and periodic closures and any changes in price for individual visa applications. Travel Department accepts no liability for any issues encountered by customers who do not obtain a visa in time for their holiday. Customers may be refused entry into their destination if a complete and correct visa application is not processed on time.