Do I have to use the new "Upload Your Passport" feature?
Yes, You must upload your passport to continue with your ESTA Application. After successful completion of the photograph, ensure the information populated in the corresponding fields are correct as data entry errors could potentially delay the processing of your ESTA application.
What happens when I select “Upload Your Passport”?
If a camera is detected, you will be prompted to select the use of the camera on your device, select the option to take a photo.
Take a picture of your passport's entire biographic page and ensure the MRZ is contained within the full width of the photograph. The image should display the MRZ horizontally. Ensure the photo is not blurry, too dark, and the MRZ is readable. If you are satisfied the image is clear, accept it. If not, retake it.
If a camera is not detected, upload an image of your passport's biographic page. Only png, jpg and jpeg file types are accepted. Ensure the photo is not blurry, too dark, and the MRZ is readable. Once the image is successfully uploaded, please verify the data on fields in the ESTA form.
What if I use a device that does not have access to a camera?
You can upload a horizontal image of your passport's biographic page directly to your ESTA application