Travelling to the US?

You may be eligible for a United States electronic visa, a US ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorisation) for travel to the US.  The online US ESTA form takes only minutes to complete and your US ESTA request will be processed within 72 hours.

  Anyone holding a passport from one of the countries listed can apply for an ESTA to the US. 

Andorra

Czech Republic

Greece

Latvia

Netherlands

Slovakia

United Kingdom

Austria

Denmark

Hungary

Liechtenstein

New Zealand

Slovenia

Australia

Estonia

Iceland

Lithuania

Norway

South Korea

Belgium

Finland

Ireland

Luxembourg

Portugal

Spain

Brunei

France

Italy

Malta

San Marino

Sweden

Chile

Germany

Japan

Monaco

Singapore

Switzerland

Not from an eligible country? Travellers holding a passport from all other countries must apply directly to the US Embassy for a visa to enter the United States.  Please refer to the CIBT Service Directory for US Embassy Contact Information.

CIBTvisas is the Fastest and Easiest Way to Get a US Electronic Visa

With CIBTvisas, you can apply anytime for a US ESTA and you will receive an email confirmation notifying you once your US ESTA has been issued. You must apply 72 hours prior to travel as an ESTA can take up to 72 hours to be authorised by the US Homeland Security. A US ESTA is valid for 2 years or until your passport expires, (whichever is sooner) and will allow multiple entries into the United States.

Important Requirements For ESTA Applicants

  • If you are a US Citizen and hold dual nationality with a Visa Waiver Program country you are not required to have an ESTA. You must use your US passport to travel to the USA.

  • A passport indicating that the bearer is a British Subject, British Dependent Territories Citizen, British Overseas Citizen, British National (Overseas) Citizen, or British Protected Person does not qualify for travel without a visa. A passport which states holder has Right of Abode or indefinite leave to remain in the United Kingdom does not qualify for visa free travel.

  • Please note following recent changes under the Terrorist Travel Prevention Act, nationals of VWP countries who have visited: Iran, Iraq, Sudan, Syria, Libya, Somalia or Yemen on or after March, 2011 are no longer eligible to apply for an ESTA.

  • Nationals of VWP countries who are also nationals of Iran, Sudan or Syria are not eligible for an ESTA.

  • As of April 1, 2016, to qualify for an ESTA you must have a passport containing an integrated chip and display the universal e-passport symbol on the front cover (as shown below)

Ready to get your US ESTA now?

*CIBTvisas is not part of the US government. The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issues decisions for all ESTA applications. You can apply for an ESTA directly through the DHS website, however you will not benefit from the CIBTvisas services listed above.

News and Alerts

URGENT CHINA UPDATE

NO HANDWRITTEN VISA FORMS WILL BE ACCEPTED BY THE CHINA VISA APPLICATION CENTRE EFFECT MONDAY 18 JULY 2016

The China Visa Application Centre has instructed that effective 18 July 2016, all China visa forms must be typed, no handwritten visa forms will be accepted.   Forms cannot be amended manually, they must be free of correction and or whiteouts.  If an error is made please complete the section requiring change online.

Concierge Service

Too busy to manage your visa or passport request?  Use the CIBTvisas Concierge Service and have a dedicated specialist manage the entire application process from start to finish. The CIBTvisas Concierge Service provides our highest level of hands-on, customised service.

Learn more about Concierge Service

Pre-Checking Service

Have an urgent visa application with tight deadline?  Use CIBTvisas Visa Pre-Check to save valuable time.  Experienced CIBTvisas specialists will review and check your documents to confirm that your application is ready to be submitted or if there is information that needs to be corrected. Pre-Check is available via email or at our offices in person (time restrictions apply).

Learn more about Visa Pre-Check