ESTA application – ESTA official - Esta authorization application to the United States
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ESTA application


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The electronic travel authorization system cross-references with law enforcement databases. All travelers wishing to enter the United States under the Visa Waiver Program must obtain an electronic travel authorization using this system prior to obtaining boarding clearance.

If your electronic travel authorization application is approved, it means you are authorized to travel but does not confirm that you are eligible to enter the United States under the Visa Waiver Program. Upon arrival in the United States, you will be inspected at a port of entry by a U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer who may determine that you do not qualify under the Visa Waiver Program or for any other reason under U.S. law.

A decision that you are not entitled to an electronic travel authorization does not prevent you from applying for a visa to travel to the United States

All information that you submit or that is transmitted on your behalf by a designated third party must be truthful and accurate. An electronic travel authorization may be revoked at any time and for any reason, such as new information affecting eligibility. You are liable to administrative or criminal penalties if you knowingly and deliberately make false, fictitious or fraudulent statements or allegations in an electronic travel authorization application submitted by or on your behalf.

WARNING : WARNING: When you are admitted to the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) by a US Customs and Border Protection officer following an application to enter the United States at a port of entry, you may not accept unauthorized employment or pursue studies or be the representative of foreign news media during your stay under this program. You cannot apply for: 1) a change in non-immigrant status, 2) an extension of stay or 3) an adjustment to become a temporary or permanent resident unless you qualify under section 245(c) (4) of the Immigration and Nationality Act. Any violation of these conditions will result in your expulsion.

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On March 4, 2010, President Obama signed the Travel Promotion Act (TPA) of 2009, Pub. L. No. 111-145. This Act requires the Secretary of Homeland Security to implement an ESTA system usage fee of USD 10 for each VWP application when the applicant is authorized to travel to the United States and USD 4 for processing the ESTA application. Applicants denied permission to travel to the United States under the VWP will only be charged USD 4. Fees can only be paid by credit card or check or transfer. Applicants can save the application data and return later to finish entering payment information. However, the application will not be submitted for processing until all payment information has been completed.

WARNING: Les frais administratifs seront collectés par carte de crédit ou check or transfer. Il est crucial que tous les demandeurs indiquent leurs informations sur ESTA et sur leur paiement correctement. Si les informations ne sont pas saisies correctement, le demandeur peut encourir des frais supplémentaires en ayant à faire une nouvelle demande. Les mises à jour d'une demande n'entraîneront pas de frais supplémentaires. Les demandeurs qui n'achèvent pas la procédure de paiement ne recevront pas d'autorisation de voyage aux États-Unis et ne pourront pas monter à bord d'un avion d'un bateau à destination des États-Unis. Si un demandeur fait opposition au paiement des frais, son autorisation de voyage aux États-Unis sera révoquée. Le CBP n'est pas responsable des frais supplémentaires que la société de carte de crédit ou check or transfer peuvent lui facturer pour cette transaction. En appuyant sur la touche "Apply" (Soumettre) lors du processus de demande, les demandeurs acceptent de ne pas contester les frais administratifs facturés par le CBP pour l'usage du système ESTA et reconnaissent de même qu'il n'y aura pas de remboursements.

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