To apply for an ESTA, you must complete an Application. Select and complete "ESTA Application". In your application, enter all required information labeled with a red asterisk. You will be asked to provide: basic biographic information; information from your VWP eligible passport and other passports; your current or previous employer; your address and point of contact in the U.S.; an emergency point of contact; and payment information. You will also be asked to answer nine security questions. Each member of your party must have an approved travel authorization or a visa, regardless of age, prior to traveling to the United States.
Review Your Application - In Step 5 of the Application process, you can review your answers for accuracy before selecting "Next" and submitting your application. To make any corrections, you can select "Previews" and go back to the corresponding application section and make updates. Once your updates are made, you can click "Next" then proceed to the Payment Section.
Make Payment - After reviewing your payment summary on the Payment Section, check “Terms & Conditions” box and click “Pay” you will be taken to the final step where you enter in payment information for payment.
Check Your Application Status - In most cases, the Electronic System for Travel Authorization will return an Application Status immediately. In cases where more time is needed to process an electronic travel authorization application, an answer will usually be returned within 72 hours. Information will be provided to check the application status if you receive a pending response. The three possible responses to an electronic travel authorization application are: