Greek who wants to travel to US are now part of the US Visa Waiver Program. Meaning you are eligible for a US ESTA. It is a document that permits traveling to the United States using the Electronic System for Travel Authorization. Since it is an electronic process, there is no need to go to a US embassy to obtain your visa. Instead, you can apply online from your home or work. With iVisa, the process get much more simple than that! In this article we will answer your doubts!
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What is an Electronic System for Travel Authorization or ESTA?
The ESTA is an automated system that checks your eligibility to travel to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) and whether such travel opposes any law enforcement or security risk.
What is a Visa Waiver Program or VWP?
The VWP is administered by the DHS (Dept. of Homeland Security) and helps eligible citizens or nationals of designated countries to travel to the United States for tourism or business purposes (for stays of up to 90 days) without first obtaining a visa.
If I already have a valid visa, do I still need an ESTA to travel to the United States?
Individuals who possess a valid visa can still be able to travel to the United States with that visa, for the purpose for which it was issued. Remember, individuals traveling with a valid visa are not required to apply for the ESTA.
How long can visitors with a Greek passport stay in the United States?
Greek visitors can stay in the United States for a maximum of 90 days Per Entry. All visits are strictly limited to business or tourism, so you CANNOT look for paid work or employment.
What is the requirement for Greek?
Choosing iVisa’s services means that you will be exerting minimal effort. You only need to provide some documents and fill in an application form. The documents are pretty basic and below are a list of what you need:
Passport – you need to have a valid passport when traveling abroad. 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 – the payment for your visa and iVisa’s services is made before you can submit your application. You can use different methods such as credit/debit card or a PayPal account.
What are the processing times and the cost of a US ESTA?
Travelers, including Greek, probably think that having that this kind of service is too expensive. That is not the case with iVisa because their fees are competitive while they handle the hassles of bureaucracy and hard work. The amount of your visa depends on the processing time. The cost of the ESTA itself remains the same; it’s the service fee that differs. As for your processing options, they are as follows:
Standard processing – you only pay USD 29.00 when selecting this option and your request will be processed within just 24 hours.
Rush processing – this time your US ESTA will be ready within just 4 hours. You need to pay USD 59.00 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 you more. You will be charged USD 79.00.
How's the application form?
Most people dislike forms, but Greek will appreciate 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 contact 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 select the processing time. It should take you just 5 minutes to finish step one.
In step two, Greek will need to pay and review the provided information during step one. It is important that your info is accurate and correctly spelled. Corrections are only allowed if your application has not reached processing. Once you visa is ready, corrections are no longer possible and you will have to go through the process again. 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 if you need to upload 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.
How many times can I enter the United States with an ESTA? How long can I stay?
This ESTA allows a Multiple Entry, and you can stay a maximum of 90 days Per Entry.
Does this ESTA guarantee my admission into the US?
No. If your ESTA is approved, it only means that you are eligible to travel to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program. It does not guarantee your admission to the United States. Upon arrival, you will be inspected by an immigration officer who will determine your admission under the Visa Waiver Program and/or any other United States law.
Do my kids need the ESTA too?
Yes, all children, regardless of their age, require their own ESTA prior to their travel to the US. Children must have their own passport (not expired) in order to qualify for an ESTA.
How can I apply for my family or friends?
You can perfectly apply for them just make sure you have all the required documents. You can apply here introducing their data. If you need to apply for more than one person, you can by clicking on Add new applicant in the application form.
Is it safe to use iVisa to get the ESTA?
iVisa provides maximum privacy and safety for your personal data, and we invest a lot in the security of our database. Your personal information couldn't be safer! You can check what hundreds of satisfied customers say about us in our testimonials.
I have more questions, where can I find more information?
As have noticed, obtaining a US ESTA for Greek is really easy. The document is valid for 2 years from the date of issue, and Greek can stay up to 90 days in the United States. iVisa helps you in this process so you can focus in your amazing trip!