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The Visa Waiver Program allows citizens of 37 paticipating countries to travel to the US without a visa. ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorization) is a requirement of the Visa Waiver Program. ESTA is an application system for the use of all travelers from Visa Waiver countries. The entire ESTA application process is conducted online and operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

The travel authorization is not a visa. An approved travel authorization does not guarantee entry, but is a prerequisite to travel to the United States by air or sea cruise lines.

The following information is required of every nonimmigrant visitor not in possession of a visitor's visa who is a national of one of the eligible countries. Please enter all information requested. Each member of your traveling party must complete a separate application.

Please provide all responses in English. Mandatory fields are indicated by a red asterisk *



  • Applicant Information

    Applicant Name*

    In the Family Name field, enter your family name as the family name appears on your passport under the Family Name or Surname field. The family name is required to complete the application.

    In the First (Given) Name field, enter your first (given) name as the first name appears on your passport under the First or Given Name field. Do not include the middle name in this field. The first name is required to complete the application. If you have no first name, then enter the letters FNU which stands for First Name Unknown.

    Choose your gender, either male or female. The gender is required to complete the application.
    Indicate whether you are known by any other names or aliases by selecting yes or no. Answering this question is required to complete your application.

    In the Day field, choose the day on which you were born. The day of birth is required to complete the application or to check the status of your application.

    In the Month field, choose the month in which you were born. The month of birth is required to complete the application or to check the status of your application.

    In the Year field, choose the year in which you were born. The year of birth is required to complete the application and to check the status of your application.

    Enter the city, town, village, or hamlet in which you were born. The city, town, village, or hamlet where you were born is required to complete the application. If you do not know the city in which you were born, enter UNKNOWN.
    Choose the country in which you were born. The country where you were born is required to complete the application.

    Passport Information

    Enter your passport number as it appears on your passport. The passport number may contain numbers and/or characters. Please closely distinguish between the number zero and the letter O. The passport number is required to complete the application or to check the status of your application.
    Choose the country of citizenship, as it appears on your passport. The passport issuing country is required to complete the application.

    In the Day field, choose the day on which your passport was issued, as it appears on your passport under the Date of Issue field. The day on which the passport was issued is required to complete the application.

    In the Month field, choose the month in which your passport was issued, as it appears on your passport under the Date of Issue field. The month in which the passport was issued is required to complete the application.

    In the Year field, choose the year in which your passport was issued, as it appears on your passport under the Date of Issue field. The year in which the passport was issued is required to complete the application.

    Choose the country of citizenship, as it appears on your passport. The passport issuing country is required to complete the application.

    In the Day field, choose the day on which your passport expires, as it appears on your passport under the Expiration Date or Extension field. The day on which the passport expires is required to complete the application.

    In the Month field, choose the month in which your passport expires, as it appears on your passport under the Expiration Date or Extension field. The month in which the passport expires is required to complete the application.

    In the Year field, choose the year in which your passport expires, as it appears on your passport under the Expiration Date or Extension field. The year in which the passport expires is required to complete the application.

    If you have never been issued any one of these documents by any other country answer “No” to this question. If you have been issued one of these documents from another country, but you do not remember the passport number or national identification card number and the year of expiration answer “UNKNOWN” in the passport number field and four zeros “0000” in the year of expiration field.

    Other Citizenship/Nationality

    If Yes, select the country first, then select how you acquired the citizenship/nationality.
    “Previous” means at any time in the past, without limitation.

    GE MEMBERSHIP

    If you answer Yes to the question, please enter your PASSID/Membership Number.

    Parents

    Parents*

    Enter the names of your parents. These are required to complete the application. If you do not know the name of one or both of your parents, enter UNKNOWN, for each parent. This field can include the names of your biological, adoptive, step-parent or guardian.

    In the Family Name field, enter your parent's family name. The family name is required to complete the application. If you do not know one or both of your parents, enter UNKNOWN.

    In the First (Given) Name field, enter your parent's first (given) name. Do not include the middle name in this field. The first name is required to complete the application. If your parent has no first name, or if you do not know one or both of your parents, enter UNKNOWN.

    Contact Information

    Home Address*

    In the Address Line 1 field, enter the number and street of the location of your home address. Do not include the city and state in this field. Address line 1 is required to complete the application.

    In the Apartment Number field, enter apartment, suite, unit, or other, as appropriate. Do not include the city and state in this field. Apartment number is optional to complete the application.

    In the Address Line 2 field, enter floor, building, or other, as appropriate. Do not include the city and state in this field. Address line 2 is optional to complete the application.

    In the City field, enter the city, town, village, or hamlet. The city, town, village, or hamlet is required to complete the application.

    In the State/Province/Region field, enter the state, province, or region. The state/province/region is required to complete the application.

    In the Country field, choose the country. The country is required to complete the application.

    Telephone Number*

    At least one telephone number is required to complete the application. If you do not have a telephone number, you may provide an alternative third-party telephone number belonging to a point of contact (e.g. a family member, friend, or business associate).

    In the Type field, choose the type of the telephone number where you may be contacted. The telephone type is required to complete the application.

    In the Country Code field, enter the country code of the telephone number where you may be contacted. The country code is required to complete the application.

    In the Number field, enter the telephone number where you may be contacted. The number is required to complete the application.

    Enter the e-mail address at which you can be contacted. The e-mail address is required to complete the application. If you do not have an e-mail address, you may provide an alternative third-party e-mail address belonging to a point of contact (e.g. a family member, friend or business associate.)

    Employment Information

    Indicate whether you have a current or previous employer by selecting yes or no. Answering this question is required to complete your application.


  • Travel Information

    Indicate whether your travel to the U.S. is occurring in transit to another country by selecting yes or no. Answering this question is required to complete your application.

    US Point of Contact Information

    A U.S. point of contact may be a friend, relative, or business associate. If you do not have a U.S. point of contact, please enter the name, address and telephone number of the location where you will be staying (e.g. a hotel name). You may also enter UNKNOWN.
    Address*
    In the Address Line 1 field, enter the number and street of your US point of contact's address. Do not include the city and state in this field. Address line 1 is required to complete the application. You may also enter UNKNOWN.
    In the Apartment Number field, enter apartment, suite, unit, or other, as appropriate. Do not include the city and state in this field. Apartment number is optional to complete the application.
    In the Address Line 2 field, enter floor, building, or other, as appropriate. Do not include the city and state in this field. Address line 2 is optional to complete the application.
    In the City field, enter the city. The city is required to complete the application. You may also enter UNKNOWN.
    In the State field, choose the state. The state is required to complete the application. You may also select UNKNOWN.
    Enter your U.S. point of contact's telephone number. The number is required to complete the application. If you do not have a point of contact telephone number you may enter zeros.

    Emergency Contact Information In or Out of the United States

    Emergency Contact*
    Enter your emergency point of contact who may be a person in or outside of the United States, e.g., a family member, friend, or business associate. In the Family Name field, enter your emergency contact's family name. You must complete this field to complete the application. If you have no emergency contact, enter UNKNOWN.
    Enter your emergency point of contact who may be a person in or outside of the United States, e.g., a family member, friend, or business associate. In the First (Given) Name field, enter the emergency contact's first name. You must complete this field to complete the application. If you have no emergency contact (or your contact has only one name), enter UNKNOWN.
    Enter your emergency contact's email address. Email address is required to complete the application. You may also enter UNKNOWN.
    Telephone Number*
    In the Country Code field, enter the country code of your emergency contact's telephone number. The country code is required to complete the application. If you do not have an emergency contact telephone country code you may enter zeros. In the Phone field, enter your emergency contact's telephone number. The telephone number is required to complete the application. If you do not have an emergency contact telephone number you may enter zeros.

  • Do any of the following apply to you? (Answer Yes or No)

    1) Do you have a physical or mental disorder; or are you a drug abuser or addict; or do you currently have any of the following diseases (communicable diseases are specified pursuant to section 361(b) of the Public Health Service Act):Cholera, Diphtheria, Tuberculosis, infectious, Plague, Smallpox, Yellow Fever, Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers, including Ebola, Lassa, Marburg, Crimean-Congo, Severe acute respiratory illnesses capable of transmission to other persons and likely to cause mortality.*

    2) Have you ever been arrested or convicted for a crime that resulted in serious damage to property, or serious harm to another person or government authority?*

    3) Have you ever violated any law related to possessing, using, or distributing illegal drugs?*

    4) Do you seek to engage in or have you ever engaged in terrorist activities, espionage, sabotage, or genocide?*

    5) Have you ever committed fraud or misrepresented yourself or others to obtain, or assist others to obtain, a visa or entry into the United States?*

    6) Are you currently seeking employment in the United States or were you previously employed in the United States without prior permission from the U.S. government?*

    7) Have you ever been denied a U.S. visa you applied for with your current or previous passport, or have you ever been refused admission to the United States or withdrawn your application for admission at a U.S. port of entry?*

    8) Have you ever stayed in the United States longer than the admission period granted to you by the U.S. government?*

    9) Have you traveled to, or been present in Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia or Yemen on or after March 1, 2011?*




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