Estonians who wants to go on trip to US soon should check if your country is part of the US Visa Waiver Program. If it is, then you are eligible for a US ESTA. This document will permit entry to the United States using the Electronic System for Travel Authorization. There is no need to go to a US embassy to obtain your visa since it is an electronic process. Instead, you can apply online from your home or work.
To check your eligibility, you can utilize iVisa’s Visa Checker. It is a simple and convenient tool that can verify your eligibility for US ESTA. To know quickly, just choose your nationality as Estonians from the drop-down menu then select the United States as your destination. Once qualified, you will be able to apply right on the spot.
What is the requirement for Estonians?
Availing iVisa’s services means that you will be exerting very little effort. You only need to submit basic documents and fill in iVisa’s application form. The documents are pretty easy to collect. Below is a list of what you need:
Passport – you need to have a valid passport when travelling internationally. For US ESTA, however, you need an electronic passport with a digital chip that contains biometric information. The regular one will not do.
E-mail address – even if your visa will be linked to your passport electronically, you still need a printed copy to show at the immigration office once you arrive in the US. iVisa will send you a copy via e-mail in PDF format. Remember to print it out before you leave.
Payment method – before you can submit your application, payment for your visa and iVisa’s services is needed. You can use different methods such as credit/debit card or a PayPal account.
Processing time and the cost of a US ESTA
Travelers, including Estonians, probably think that using this kind of service is too expensive. Luckily, it is not the case with iVisa because they offer competitive prices while working out the bureaucracy and hard work. The amount of your visa depends on the processing time. The cost of the evisa itself remains the same; it’s the service fee that varies. As for your processing options, they are as follows:
Standard processing – you only pay $29 when selecting this option and your request will be processed within just one business day.
Rush processing – this time your US evisa will be ready within just 3 hours. You need to pay $59 for it.
Super Rush processing – if you want your visa right away, you can opt for this timeframe and have your application processed within 30 minutes. However, as you may expect, it will cost more for $79.
US ESTA – the application form
Most people dislike forms, but Estonians will like this one. iVisa has created a three-step application process that is easy to complete. In case you require any assistance, iVisa’s customer support is more than happy to help when call them.
The first step consists of your personal information like your name, address, passport info, and other things like that. During this point, you must also choose the processing time. It should take you just 5 minutes to finish step one.
In step two, Estonians will need to pay and review the provided information during step one. Take note that your info should be accurate and spelling errors. Corrections are only allowed if your application has not reached processing. Once you visa is ready, corrections are not allowed and you will have to repeat the process. Just review carefully everything that you put in.
The last step will about personal questionnaire and photo upload. Depending on your circumstance, you will be notified once you need to submit additional documents. Once you are finished, can click on the submit button and wait for your visa to be sent. That’s how easy it is.
As have noticed, obtaining a US ESTA is really easy. The document is valid for 2 years from the date of issue, and Estonians can stay up to 90 days in the United States. The same document will allow you entry to Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.