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ESTA NZ for Traveling to the United States

Apply for an ESTA travel authorization

There are 2 ways for a New Zealand citizen to enter the United States for tourism or business:

ESTA travel visa application in three easy steps:

Step 1

Start Online ESTA Application

Step 2

Make Online Payment

Step 3

Receive ESTA By Email

What is an ESTA NZ Application

ESTA NZ (Electronic System for Travel Authorization) is an authorization system, which All travelers from US Visa Waiver Countries need to apply. The authorization system has many positive aspects:

   •No more Standing in Queues at the border control.
   •No need to visit the Embassy.
   •Filling out the application takes 15 minutes.

Most importantly, ESTA Visa NZ protects against illegal migration and various criminal activities. Therefore, Approved applications are valid for two years unless the passport expires earlier. When traveling to the U.S. with an approved travel authorization, you can stay for up to 90 days at a time. Exceeding this allowed stay time would result in a breach of the visa requirements. This would lead to deportation from the United States.


How long is ESTA NZ application valid for?

Citizens of eligible countries will generally receive an approved ESTA NZ application, which is valid for two years. Depending on the trip’s purpose and duration, travelers may qualify for a US visa or ESTA visa waiver. Short-term visitors to the US can simply apply for authorization. Without going through the tedious process of a visa application.

However, the ESTA only grants eligibility to travel visa-free. Getting an ESTA approval does not automatically guarantee entry to the United States. Meaning that you may not be able to cross the border even with a travel authorization. The immigration officers in your port of entry make the final decision.


Requirements to apply for ESTA NZ online

The requirements for ESTA NZ are fewer compared to the visa application process. You only need the completed online application form. You will need:

   • A machine-readable biometric passport
   • A credit card for the processing and payment

In contrast to USA visa requirements, travelers from eligible countries do not need:

   • Present their hotel and flight reservations
   • Provide proof of sufficient funds
   • Attend an interview at the US embassy

Other details of the travel itinerary can be finalized upon approval.


ESTA NZ Eligibility Test

Only citizens of USA Visa Waiver Countries can apply for ESTA. Knowing if you qualify for ESTA NZ before submitting your online application is essential. Furthermore, suppose your travel purpose differs from those listed on the eligibility criteria. In this case, You would need to instead apply for a visa. ESTA allows for travel for up to 90 days, mainly for leisure, business, and transit purposes.

The application system is entirely online. No forms need to be printed, and you do not have to go to a U.S. Embassy or Consulate in person. ESTA NZ approval will be electronically linked to your passport. This way immigration officers can see your application status by checking your ticket. Find out if you can use the Electronic System for Travel Authorization first.

Frequently Asked Questions

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No, Specific travel plans are not mandatory at the time of ESTA application. You ESTA application will be valid for 2 years, and you can use it authorization for multiple entries.

You will need to provide each traveler’s name, address, date of birth, passport information, and answer some additional information.

It is an official program of the U.S. government that allows citizens of certain countries to travel to the United States for tourism, business, or transit for up to 90 days without having to obtain a visa.