The most important ESTA visa documents from the UK

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The US has some of the most beautiful scenery globally; as you might be aware, the United States (USA) has a Visa Waiver Program, which is applicable for both businesses and tourists. An ESTA allows residents of participating countries to enter the country without obtaining a visa. They will, however, required to apply for an ESTA travel document. You can apply for an ESTA online with Click2Visas. Know your documents before you proceed further.

The most important ESTA visa documents from the UK

Documents for ESTA Visa

The ESTA visa is a multiple-entry visa. ESTA visa validity period is730 days of validity! Wow, isn’t that amazing? But kindly note, if you apply for an ESTA visa, you will only have to use it for tourism or business. Eligible citizens can travel to the USA for tourism or business and stay up to 90 consecutively.

3 main ESTA document to get the visa

  1. A photo scanned color copy of your passport’s first and last pages. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the date of travel and have at least 3 blank pages.
  2. Color scan of your photo with a white background.
  3. A confirmed return flying ticket.

Let’s now see if you will need to carry any further documents based on Nationality.

Every eligible citizen must carry the following additional documentation for an ESTA visa:

  • Invoice or Proof of hotel booking in USA (Optional).
  • Recent employment information (All persons must demonstrate that they are not intending immigrants into the US and qualify for a visitor/non-immigrant status. Employment data can assist eligibility for under this legal requirement.)

Additional documentation to apply for an ESTA visa for a minor

No. But it is advisable to bring a photocopy of the minor’s birth certificate showing both Father and mothers’ full names or guardian’s full names, date of birth, & Nationality. Translate your birth certificate into English.

Medical Documents

Yellow fever is a deadly disease that requires attention. Therefore, travelers arriving in the USA within 6 days of departure from any yellow fever endemic nation must hold (in original) a yellow fever certificate of vaccination. Else they may be subjected to be quarantined for six days upon arrival in the USA.

Passport criterion to apply for an ESTA visa

The applicant’s Passport/Travel document must have a minimum of six (6) months validity.  You are not eligible if you hold an Official Passport/Diplomatic Passport/Laissez-passer/ international travel document holders. Not eligible for applicants endorsed on Parent’s passport/Spouse’s Passport. Each individual should have a unique Passport/Travel document.

Separate passport/Travel document for Minors

Each person must have a separate Travel document/Passport.

Ensure that your Children must have a valid Travel document valid at least for the next (06) six months from your arrival date in the USA.

Passport Submission

The Traveler/applicant need not submit a Passport/Travel document at the visa application center to get the ESTA visa. Upload the copy of the Passport/Travel document on the website to get an ESTA visa

Photo requirements for an ESTA Visa application

For a perfect USA Visa photo, have a look below:

The table below specifies ESTA document requirements on photos for the ESTA visa.

JPEG: Format Photo size: 51mm in height and 35 mm in width
The head is centered and the correct size.   The Subject’s whole face is visible; no shadows or clothing obscure the face.
The traveler is directly facing the camera with a neutral expression, and their eyes are visible. The Background is uniform, plain & white, or off-white, and free of shadows.

How will I get my ESTA Visa after approval?

Once the USA government approves your ESTA visa application, the ESTA visa with “Granted” status will be sent to your given/registered email address.

Documents you will need on arrival at USA Airport.

Of course, you do have to carry some documents with you even after arrival they are:

  • Applicant should always carry a photocopy of the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) and him/her in the Journey.
  • Carry all the necessary documents according to ESTA document requirements.
  • Please track and re-confirm that your ESTA status is shown as ‘GRANTED’ on this website before the start of your Journey.
  • Applicants/Travelers can track the ESTA status of their application online by just clicking on Visa Status.

Covid-19 Certificate

If you travel the US for the first time after the Covid lockdown, this is for you. Kindly know the details to avoid further ado.

On Arrival

The Center for US Disease Control needs international travelers arriving in the USA to take a COVID-19 test NAAT or antigen 3 to 5 days after arrival. The traveler who is not fully vaccinated is further needed to quarantine for at least 1 Week, regardless of a negative test Covid 19 result.

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