If you are an Italian citizen, you have an electronic passport with a residual validity of 6 months and you want to go to the USA for a pleasure trip of less than 90 months, you do not need a visa.
In fact, the ESTA acronym of Electronic System for Travel Authorization will be required.
ESTA is the procedure put in place by the US authorities and mandatory for all those who intend to go on a holiday or on a business trip to the USA. It is a simple online questionnaire to be completed by the user who must follow the instructions requested.
There are 39 countries adhering to the special Visa Waiver Program (Travel without a Visa), including Italy.
Canada, on the other hand, does not allow you to enter only with ESTA.
ESTA USA: how to request it?
To apply for ESTA you must have an electronic passport with a microchip inserted in the cover. Furthermore, you must declare that the time of your stay in the US territory is less than 90 days and be in possession of a return ticket in your name confirming that you will not stay longer in the US.
You can fill in the ESTA application from HERE.
You will find all the answers to the questions you need, even in the event of an ESTA refusal.
ESTA USA: necessary documents
To be able to apply for ESTA you must absolutely have:
- Valid electronic passport: with microchip inserted in the cover;
- Be a citizen of the 39 countries adhering to the Visa Waiver Program;
- A valid email in order to receive your ESTA.
- Valid credit or debit card to be able to pay the ESTA fee
Duration of the ESTA
The ESTA is valid for two years, and allows you to make multiple trips to the USA, obviously none of these must exceed 90 consecutive days.
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