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ESTA warning

Reading, United...
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7 947 posts
33 reviews
ESTA warning


As of September 8th 2010 a charge was introduced for all ESTA applications.

This charge is $14. The only official site for ESTA applications is as follows;


Any other sites will all cost you a lot more.

When applying you will need your passport and a credit card. The only cards accepted are, Mastercard, Visa, American Express and Discovery.

Your Esta will be valid for two years and does not need updating with flight or accommodation details. Applications should be made no later than 72 hours prior to you date of travel.

Wellington, New...
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46 posts
25 reviews
1. Re: ESTA warning

thanks for that, did get a letter from my travel agent about that. I have filled in the details for the people I can at the moment - got approved online, do you know if I need to print anything out or do they send me something or is doing it on line enough ??

United Kingdom
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50 posts
24 reviews
2. Re: ESTA warning

hi , we printed ours off as a friend says they check sometimes , and they double check at airport , we always take every piece of docs to usa as they WILL just turn you around ..................... have a nice holiday

Ghent, Belgium
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2 611 posts
3. Re: ESTA warning

As soon as they swipe your passport they see if you have ESTA or not, so no need to take copy. Then again if it makes you feel better, why not.