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USA: ESTA application now via Android or iOS app

USA: ESTA application now via Android or iOS app

You can also apply through the Electronic Entry Authorization (ESTA) application, which is required for vacations and business trips to the United States. The “ESTA Mobile App” is intended to facilitate the application on a mobile device, The U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency CBP explains.

The app is available for mobile operating systems Android And iOS, which is available in 40 countries and 24 languages. Alternatively, as before, you can ESTA application through the CBP website Place. German can also be set as a language.

For trips up to 90 days

Esta app by app
Image: Esta Mobile App via Google Play Store

Background: If you are staying in the US for a maximum of 90 days, an electronic entry permit is usually sufficient in lieu of a visa. It should be noted that this is actually only 90 days and not three months.

The ESTA application It is best to ask the holidaymaker as early as possible, but no later than 72 hours before the start of the trip. It costs 21 USD, which is equivalent to 19 Euros. Once issued, the travel authorization is valid for two years – but if the passport specified in the application has already expired, the ESTA will also expire at this point.

Esta Mobile Application: Complete the application online
Image: Esta Mobile App via Google Play Store Tip: Save the ESTA on your cell phone

After successful confirmation of the ESTA certificate, it can be uploaded to the smartphone from the app. This is recommended because you have access to travel authorization even if the app doesn’t work – for example, you don’t have internet access but need to show the form on arrival. Previously, it was not necessary to have ESTA with you when checking in at the airport, but we had to show it for the first time in early June this year. It never hurts to have an ESTA electronically.

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