Planning a trip to the United States takes a lot of work and you need to make sure that you have all of your paperwork ready to go before you leave on your trip. One essential thing that you are going to have to have before you leave is your ESTA. Without your ESTA you are not going to be able to take your trip and you won’t be able to get on your flight, so it is crucial that you take care of this essential electronic travel authorization right away.
The ESTA doesn’t take long to apply for and most people get approved for it right away. The questionnaire only takes a few minutes to fill out and once you fill it out you are going to get an approval in just a few minutes. Most people are going to get approved right away, but sometimes it takes longer because the application has to go through a manual review.
Never wait until the night before your flight to apply for your ESTA because if your application gets delayed for a day or two, you will not be able to board your flight. Give yourself at least three days for the ESTA to be approved and if you really want to play it safe you can apply for it at least a week before your trip. Don’t take any chances because you don’t want to miss your flight.
The ESTA is going to be good for two years, or as long as your passport is valid. You can travel to the United States as often as you want as long as your trips are under 90 days. The trips can be for work or they can be for pleasure. The ESTA is going to save you time and you will get into the country faster.