Your (emergency) passport must be valid for the entire stay in the United States and must have a digital chip.
- You do not need to provide a passport photo to apply for an ESTA travel authorization.
Despite the fact that your ESTA visa is automatically shared (upon approval) with your airline and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (immigration service), we recommend that you keep a print of your ESTA visa loose in your passport when you travel or to save the document digitally on your phone or latop.
Embassy Registration (highly recommended)
Due to the increasing threat, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs recommends that every traveler register. In this way, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs can inform and support you more easily if necessary.
What is a United States Visa and What are the Costs?
ESTA stands for Electronic System for Travel Authorization. This is an authorization to travel to the United States. If you have a passport from a country participating in the Visa Waiver Program (VWP), you can apply for an ESTA. An ESTA is equivalent to a visa, you will receive confirmation by email.
All travelers (including children) to America are required to obtain their own visa or ESTA prior to travel. You must also be in possession of an ESTA when transferring (at the airport) in America. The only exception to this is if the plane makes a stop in America to refuel, where you will not leave the plane. In all other situations the traveler must obtain a visa before entering the borders of the United States of America.
Traveldocs can apply for this ESTA for you. We first examine the application before applying for it manually. This way you can be sure that the application was completely correct and safe. This way you can travel to the US without any worries!
Traveldocs charges € 44,00 including VAT per person, per ESTA. Typically, it only takes up to 72 hours after applying for us to receive a response from the U.S. government to the request.
If you would like to know the price for obtaining a regular visa for America (valid for 5 to 10 years), please contact us about this, as rates and requirements may vary per person. It is only possible to request an ESTA entirely digitally via our website.
Conditions for applying for a Visa USA
If you have correctly entered your nationality at the top of this page, you can participate in the Visa Waiver Program and thus apply for an ESTA. However, there are some requirements:
- The traveler must be in possession of a return or transit ticket for a scheduled flight with an airline or for a cruise with a cruise line registered for ESTAs.
- The visa allows a total of up to 90 days of consecutive stays in the U.S., Mexico, Canada and the Caribbean islands. Transfers between all these countries must take place within the 90-day period.
- No previous violations have been committed under United States immigration laws and regulations (eg, exceeding the 90 day length of stay).
- You need an automatically readable passport to qualify for an ESTA (with an electronic chip).
How long is a United States visa valid and how long can I stay in the country?
An ESTA is valid for 2 years. The stay may contain 90 days at a time. The number of entries has no limit, as long as the stay does not exceed 90 days at a time, within the validity of 2 years.
Can anyone apply for an ESTA?
No. In some cases, the traveler cannot claim an ESTA. This is if a previous application was rejected, or if you are not from one of the countries below:
- South Korea
- Almost all Europeans are allowed to apply for an ESTA
- New Zealand
Are you from a country not listed above? Please contact us for the possibilities.
What if I am not eligible for a United States Visa?
If you are not entitled to an ESTA, you must apply for a regular American visa. You must do this at the American embassy in Wassenaar or the Consulate in Amsterdam. The address details are:
- The United States Consulate is located at Museumplein 19, 1071 DJ in Amsterdam
- The Embassy of the United States in the Netherlands is located at John Adams Park 1, 2244 BZ in Wassenaar
Traveldocs can do the preparatory work for you and schedule an appointment for you. If you want to know what to do, what costs you will face and what options there are, please contact us for tailored advice.
Why order your visa from Traveldocs?
At Traveldocs we guarantee professional, correct, smooth and reliable service.
Our experienced experts will review the application before it is submitted to the Consulate or Embassy of America. Only in this way can you be 100% sure that your application is correctly and safely applied for.
Traveldocs makes the procedure easier for you, so no more complicated website procedures.
You will be kept informed of the status of the request by e-mail or by telephone. You can also follow your request at any time via the track and trace function on our website.
Traveldocs is a Dutch company with years of experience in the right connections to handle your documents correctly. We work together with various tour operators, top clubs, large companies, many SMEs and many others. Your documents are always in safe hands with us.
Apply for an ESTA visa now.
You can take care of the application yourself by placing the application on our website and answering all necessary questions.
You can do this 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We will guide you step by step through the process and support where necessary. Are you having trouble finding our website? Then you can contact us for this. We like to help you!
Do you want to apply for the visa United Stated directly? Then proceed directly to the online application form. Would you like to know more about the visa and the procedure first? Read our FAQ visa United States page, or contact us via the online contact form.
Traveldocs helps companies and private individuals to apply for a visa or legalization. As a recognized legalization agency, we assist you administratively and we take care of the complete settlement at the relevant embassy or consulate. We charge agency fees for this service. We are not a government agency or affiliated with it. All costs to be paid by you are clearly visible and completely transparent and Traveldocs uses competitive prices, a professional service with adequate know-how within the world of legalisations. Of course you also have the option to submit your application directly to the relevant government agency. When you submit an application via visum-legalisatie.nl, you never pay more for the consular costs than at the embassy / consulate.