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How do I apply for an ESTA?

You can apply for an ESTA directly online (https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta/) . Please note that there is currently a charge of $14 per person for an ESTA, however this amount is subject to change at any time.

You can also arrange an ESTA through CIBT Visa Services if you call 0207 620 6998.

 Please note that additional charges will apply - please contact CIBT Visa Services directly for further information.

If you have any other queries, please contact ESTAsupport@dhs.gov.uk

Please also note that an ESTA must be obtained more than 72 hours before departure.

If you are applying for a late visa or are having problems with your application, please contact the US Embassy as below:

33 Nine Elms Lane
Elms Lane
London
SW11 7US

Switchboard : [44] (0)20 7499 9000

Please ensure the information on your ESTA confirmation matches your passport information and bring a copy of your ESTA confirmation with you for check in.

In addition there is a requirement to be in possession of a biometric passport (or E-Passport shown below) when travelling to the USA under the Visa Waiver Programme (VWP).  

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