Entering the United States as a national or as a citizen of the Visa Waiver Program requires special authorization. This authorization is called the Electronic System for Travel Authorization or ESTA for short.
You can apply for the Esta Visa online at the official website. Fill out the simple application and submit it. In minutes you will get approval for the visa itself and you can gain entry into the US.
This special visa does not allow a citizen or national to remain in the US for a long duration or to work. It simply allows a person or that person’s children to gain entry to the country for travel.
Fill out and submit the electronic application prior to boarding a flight. The Esta visa was developed following the 9/11 attacks. It is designed to curtail any security risks posed by certain individuals. The application requires that you answer some personal questions, but they are no different from those you may be asked when applying for a driver’s permit or the like.
If you are traveling with children you have to apply for the Estas separately. The application must be done whether the child is one or 17. If the child is going to travel alone, a legal guardian or parent can fill out and submit the application for the child.
All information for approved electronic visas remains on file at least until the person’s passport expires. The full details for this special visa are available online at the website hosted by the US Border Patrol division. Make sure to fill out the application only on the official website or another authorized site that makes obtaining the visa official.
Apply for it before you board your flight. The minimum time is 72 hours beforehand so as to avoid any delays or disappointments.