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Puerto Rico
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How to Apply: ESTA

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No need to deal with the embassy. We do it for you so you don't lose valuable time

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Present your Passport and the Document we provide upon entry to destination country

How to Apply: Embassy Registration

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Fill Out Online Application

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Travel Safely

Your embassy will assist you if an emergency (eg. Natural disasters, civil unrest, etc) occur

Why Register with the Embassy

Travel Registration is a service provided by the government. This service allows you to record information about your upcoming trip abroad to the Department of State so it can be used to assist you in case of an emergency. People residing abroad can also get routine information from their nearest embassy or consulate if registered.

Required Information to Apply

Once You Have Registered With Your Embassy Or Consulate, You Will Need To Update Your Data If:

  • your contact details change,
  • your civil status changes,
  • you are going back to your home country.

Learn More: ESTA

What you need to know

  • The Puerto Rico ESTA is a multiple-entry electronic travel authorization that allows you to enter Puerto Rico to do tourist and business activities.

  • The Puerto Rico ESTA is valid for 2 years after being issued. With this type of visa, you can stay in Puerto Rico for periods of up to 90 days Per Entry.

  • You can enter by air or by sea to Puerto Rico with the ESTA.

  • You can apply 100% online for the Puerto Rico ESTA with iVisa.

  • Citizens from countries that are part of the Visa Waiver Program are eligible to apply for the Puerto Rico ESTA.

  • Minors also need to apply for the ESTA to enter Puerto Rico.

  • If you are not part of the Visa Waiver Program, you can apply with iVisa for a Puerto Rico Visa here.

  • According to the US Customs Border Protection official website, to apply for the Puerto Rico ESTA you need to have a passport with a “machine-readable zone on the biographic page” and an electronic passport a “digital chip containing biometric information about the passport owner.”

  • You can use the Puerto Rico ESTA to transit through the country.

  • iVisa is a legitimate company, accredited and recognized by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). For more information, see the FAQs below.

If you are planning to visit Puerto Rico, get ready to enjoy all the wonders and activities that this tropical paradise has to offer! But before you get dreaming about relaxing on pristine beaches, you will need to make sure you have the right travel documents to enter the country, such as the Puerto Rico ESTA.

Keep reading to find out more or apply online now!

What is the Puerto Rico ESTA?

The Puerto Rico ESTA is an electronic travel authorization that allows you to enter Puerto Rico for tourism and business activities. It is the same as the United States ESTA, as Puerto Rico is a territory of the US.

ESTA stands for Electronic System for Travel Authorization, and it refers to the program developed by the United States to ensure that travelers are screened before they enter the country.

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Who should apply for the Puerto Rico ESTA?

All international travelers from any of the Visa Waiver Program countries (VWP) must get this travel authorization before they depart for Puerto Rico. Use our handy Visa Checker Tool to check if you’re eligible for the ESTA or must apply for the Puerto Rico visa instead.

In addition to adults, children of all ages are also required to have an ESTA if they come from an eligible country. Parents or guardians are responsible for completing the application on their behalf.

Puerto Rico is a self-governing commonwealth of the United States, this means that US citizens do not need this visa waiver to fly to San Juan on domestic flights. If you’re not from one of the visa-exempt countries, you can also apply for the Puerto Rico Tourist Visa via iVisa!

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How long is the Puerto Rico ESTA valid for?

The ESTA is valid for 2 years after issued and is a Multiple Entry document. With this type of authorization, you can stay in Puerto Rico for periods of up to 90 days Per Entry.

Your ESTA should not expire while you are in Puerto Rico. You will be illegal in the country if you overstay. If you notice that your ESTA is about to expire before departure, apply for renewal right away with iVisa.

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What are the requirements to apply for the Puerto Rico ESTA?

Foreign nationals must submit just a copy of their valid passport to apply for the ESTA. Your passport must be valid for at least 15 days after the departure date.

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How to apply for the Puerto Rico ESTA online?

To apply for the Puerto Rico ESTA online with iVisa, just have to follow these simple steps:

  • Step 1: Fill out the simplified iVisa application form and double check all your information.

  • Step 2: Choose your preferred processing time and pay for the service with a debit or credit card.

  • Step 3: Upload the required documents according to the instructions we give you and submit your application.

Once the ESTA is approved you will receive it via email. You should keep an electronic and printed copy on hand to show on arrival to Puerto Rico.

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How much does the Puerto Rico ESTA cost?

The government fee is USD 21, which is included in the total iVisa service fee. Costs vary depending on your preferred processing time and budget:

  • Standard Processing: The most affordable option costs USD $90.99 and takes 24 hours.

  • Rush Processing: For a total fee of USD $149.99, you can get your ESTA in just 12 hours.

  • Super Rush Processing: If you need your ESTA urgently, get it for an express fee of USD $220.99 in just 4 hours.

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Do I need the ESTA to transit in Puerto Rico?

Yes, travelers must apply for an ESTA even when transiting in the United States or Puerto Rico to another country. If you’re not eligible for the Visa Waiver Program, then you must get a transit visa or other valid travel document.

COVID-19 entry restrictions in Puerto Rico

The government of Puerto Rico has taken measures to control the spread of COVID-19, as do many countries. Here are the latest rules. It's always a good idea to check the government website since info can change instantly.

Do I need to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to visit Puerto Rico?

  • Travelers are not required to present proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Testing requirements for Puerto Rico

Upon entry, visitors are not required to present a negative COVID-19 test result.

Quarantine requirements for Puerto Rico

Upon arrival, fully vaccinated travelers are not required to undergo quarantine.

Other important info and entry requirements for Puerto Rico

Your ESTA is electronically linked to your current valid passport number. If your passport expires or is lost, you will have to apply for a new ESTA.

Important for US citizens: The REAL ID Act will be in effect as of May 2025. This means that domestic travelers must show a REAL ID-compliant license or another acceptable government issued photo ID to fly domestically in the U.S., including to Puerto Rico.

I have another question. Who can I contact?

If you have more questions about the Puerto Rico travel documents, and you can’t find the answer on this page, contact our customer support team via online chat or email at [email protected]. They are available 24/7 to guide you through the ESTA application process.

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Our Company is accredited and recognized by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and has a validated IATA Agency Code. If you want to check this information you can verify our membership using our bearing No. 23716873 at http://store.iata.org/ieccacfree.

Remember that the customer service team at iVisa is here 24/7 to answer any questions you may have about our service.

It will only take around 20 minutes to fill out our simplified form online.

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We only require you to submit your passport scan. That’s it!

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According to the US Customs Border Protection official website, to apply for the Puerto Rico ESTA you need to have a passport with a “machine-readable zone on the biographic page” and an electronic passport a “digital chip containing biometric information about the passport owner.”

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No, you can’t. There is a USD $21 government fee that you will need to pay.

We charge a small fee but remember that by applying beforehand with iVisa, you can avoid any delays or errors. iVisa also offers you a team of experts to review your application to minimize the likelihood of errors to guarantee you a smooth entry to Puerto Rico.

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The multiple-entry Puerto Rico ESTA allows you to stay for up to 90 days and is valid for 2 years after being issued.
You should contact our customer team as soon as possible. Our visa experts are available 24/7 and will be happy to help you resolve the problem.
If the government rejects your application, you are eligible for a full refund of the iVisa processing fee related to the number of rejected applicants. Otherwise, we do not refund the government fees.
Yes, you need the Puerto Rico ESTA to transit through the country and you don’t need to apply for a transit visa.
Your ESTA can’t expire while you are in Puerto Rico, you will be considered illegal if you overstay your visa. That's why if it's about to expire you will have to apply for renewal right away, and you can do it with us.

You have to report the loss or theft to the Puerto Rico Embassy. If it was stolen, you must also report it to the police. Then, you must apply for a new ESTA by submitting a new application.

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You must apply for a new visa. You’ll need to fill out a new application and pay the fee, just like the last time.

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Please don’t hesitate to contact our customer service agents if you have further questions, they’re available for you 24/7.

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At iVisa, we understand that your time is valuable, and we strive to provide you with the fastest service possible. Our processing times are estimated based on the average duration it takes governments to process visa applications. These estimated times begin from the moment we receive all the correct information for your application until you receive your visa. While we work diligently to expedite the process, it’s important to note that we are reliant on the processing times set by the government authorities.
Disclaimer
  • iVisa is NOT affiliated with any government agency. This site does not provide legal advice and we are not a law firm. None of our customer service representatives are lawyers and they also do not provide legal advice. We are a private, internet-based travel and immigration consultancy provider dedicated to helping individuals travel around the world. You may apply by yourself directly on the various government websites. The source of information: https://www.statedepartment.pr.gov/foreigners
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