Do I need a USA visa if I am from Australia?

Do I need a USA visa if I am from Australia?
iVisa | Updated on Feb 01, 2019

As an Australian citizen, you do not need a visa to travel to the US if you plan to go there for business, tourism, or medical purposes and you plan to stay less than 90 days. If this is the case, you only need to obtain a US ESTA, and iVisa can help you get it in as little as 6 hours. The process is entirely online, and iVisa does most of the work for you.

What are the requirements?

To get a US ESTA, you must fill in an application form. However, you must make sure that you have everything you need before you do it. iVisa asks very little of you. The list of requirements is short and simple to go over. Here is what you must provide so that iVisa can get the process started:

  • Passport – you must hold a valid electronic passport with a digital chip that contains your bio-metric info. At the same time, the passport needs to be valid for at least another 6 months from the date of arrival in the United States.

  • E-mail address – the US ESTA arrives via e-mail, which is why you must have a valid e-mail address to which you have access. Once iVisa sends you the ESTA, do not forget to print out at least one physical copy of the document.

  • Means of payment – the payment must be made during the online application process, which is why you must have a method of online payment. iVisa accepts credit and debit cards, but you can also use PayPal, Alipay, or WeChat; whichever you find most convenient.

The application form

While most application forms are complicated and take a long time to complete, the one created by iVisa will not give you a headache. You should be done with the form in just 20 minutes or less, and if you need any help, iVisa provides excellent customer support. The service is at your disposal 24/7, and it is entirely free of charge.

The application form is broken down into three simple steps. The first one asks for your personal information, some details about your trip, and some passport info. At this moment, you must also select a processing time which will determine the cost of your US ESTA. You are given three options:

  • Standard processing time – This is the slowest option. Your application is processed within 2 days from submission, and you will be charged just $29.

  • Rush processing time – if you are looking to get your US ESTA sooner than 48 hours, the Rush option guarantees that you have your document in 12 hours. The cost this time is $59.

  • Super Rush processing time – since this is the fastest option you have at hand, it is the most expensive as well. You will be charged $79, but you can have your ESTA in as little as 6 hours.

Once you are done with step one, you can move on to step two, which consists of payment and revision. You need to make sure that your form does not contain any mistakes. Otherwise, your ESTA becomes invalid.

The last step is when you need to upload the supporting documents, such as a copy of your passport’s information page. Should additional documents be required, you will be notified on the matter. After step three is complete, you can hit the submit button.

So, to answer your question, you do not need a USA visa if you are from Australia unless you want to stay in the US for more than 90 days for business, tourism, or medical purposes or you wish to go there for other reasons (work, residence, etc.)

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