Travelling to the US?

You may be eligible for a United States electronic visa, a US ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorisation) for travel to the US.  The online US ESTA form takes only minutes to complete and your US ESTA request will be processed within 72 hours.

  Anyone holding a passport from one of the countries listed can apply for an ESTA to the US. 


Czech Republic





United Kingdom





New Zealand







South Korea











San Marino








  1. Not from an eligible country?

    Travellers holding a passport from all other countries must apply directly to the US Embassy for a visa to enter the United States. Please refer to the CIBT Service Directory for Embassy Contact Information.

VisaCentral is the Fastest and Easiest Way to Get a US Electronic Visa

With VisaCentral, you can apply anytime for a US ESTA and you will receive an email confirmation notifying you once your US ESTA has been issued. You must apply 72 hours prior to travel as an ESTA can take up to 72 hours to be authorised by the US Homeland Security. A US ESTA is valid for 2 years or until your passport expires, (whichever is sooner) and will allow multiple entries into the United States.

Important Requirements For ESTA Applicants

  • If you are a US Citizen and hold dual nationality with a Visa Waiver Program country you are not required to have an ESTA. You must use your US passport to travel to the USA.

  • A passport indicating that the bearer is a British Subject, British Dependent Territories Citizen, British Overseas Citizen, British National (Overseas) Citizen, or British Protected Person does not qualify for travel without a visa. A passport which states holder has Right of Abode or indefinite leave to remain in the United Kingdom does not qualify for visa free travel.

  • Please note following recent changes under the Terrorist Travel Prevention Act, nationals of VWP countries who have visited: Iran, Iraq, Sudan, Syria, Libya, Somalia or Yemen on or after March, 2011 are no longer eligible to apply for an ESTA.

  • Nationals of VWP countries who are also nationals of Iran, Sudan or Syria are not eligible for an ESTA.

  • As of April 1, 2016, to qualify for an ESTA you must have a passport containing an integrated chip and display the universal e-passport symbol on the front cover (as shown below)

Ready to get your US ESTA now?

*VisaCentral is not part of the US government. The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issues decisions for all ESTA applications. You can apply for an ESTA directly through the DHS website, however you will not benefit from the VisaCentral services listed above.

Important: ESTA Travel Info

When travelling on an ESTA you must...

  • Hold a Return/Onward tickets on a scheduled flight with a major airlines/Cruise company that is registered for ESTA’s
  • Not be staying for more than/ up to a maximum of 90 days including Mexico, Canada and the Caribbean Islands
  • Have no previous violations of the USA Immigration Law (i.e. overstaying the 90 day period)

Why Use VisaCentral ESTA Services?

  • Live assistance from our customer service team so you can speak to a professional about all your ESTA questions.
  • Automated status updates as our system checks for approval on the traveller's behalf and sends a proactive notification to the traveller when approval has been issued.
  • Email confirmation immediately sent to the traveller, including the ESTA application reference number, as well as the validity date of an approved ESTA, so the traveller will know when the ESTA will expire.
  • 24/7 status check. Check the status of your order online any time.

Check Your Order

Want to see if your order is on track to meet the date you requested your documents? Use the VisaCentral tracking tool to see the most current update to your order.    

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