ESTA-Understanding the Electronic System for Travel Authorization
If at all you are looking forward to traveling to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program, you need to know of the fact that the requirements for visa free travels as allowed under the program have been enhanced for the sake of strengthening the security of the travels to the United States. For this reason for such travelers to the United States who happen to be from such eligible countries to the Visa Waiver Program, they need to be aware of the fact that in as much as they will still be able to travel so visa free, they will have to obtain an approved travel authorization before they make their travels.
In order to make your applications for the visa free travel authorization to the United States, you will need to visit the secure public website that has been availed by the Department of Homeland Security and the United States Customs and Border Protection on which you will find an automated application form that you will need to fill out to start your application for the authorization. The process is so simple and it starts with you finding the ESTA form on the site in all its parts, check the personal and payment information and fill these details, make the payment and then you will receive your approved ESTA authorization in a short while via email.
One thing that you need to note is that for whatever reason it is that you will be making your travels to the United States, business, tourism, or transitory, the one thing that you need to satisfy prior is to make an application for the ESTA authorization before you are finally setting out for the travel.
The Electronic System for Travel Authorization, ESTA, essentially serves as an automated system that helps determine the eligibility of the foreigners who will be traveling to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program. Looking at all this, it is as such quite apparent that for you to make use of these systems for your application for travel authorization, you must see to it that you are meeting some of the bare essentials when it comes to these and one of these is such as the need to be from such countries that actually fall under the Visa Waiver Program. Added to this is the fact that your stay in the United States in the travel you are applying for authorization for is one that will not go for more than 90 days. You as well need to have with you a return ticket.