An individual ESTA application is valid for two years from the moment of travel authorisation being granted for a traveller from any of the Visa Waiver Program countries.
This validity date does not depend on the number of times an ESTA has been used to visit the USA for travel, transit or business purposes. Therefore it is highly important to know your ESTA expiration date in order to avoid any problems when traveling to the United States under the VWP regulations.
If you have previously submitted an ESTA application, you can check ESTA status online, by submitting a simple online form.
To check ESTA status online, please fill the form below and you will receive information about the status of your ESTA.
- To check/update ESTA status, please, provide the required information!
The questions: “How can I check if my ESTA is still valid?” is one of the most common questions our experts receive daily. This is why we have created this simple form that allows travellers like you to check ESTA status from your computer or most mobile devices.
In order to check ESTA validity, only basic information about the traveller is needed. This allows the systems to review all submissions quickly and precisely. This means that you can be sure about the information you receive after you have submitted the form.
It is important to keep in mind, that in order to check U.S. Visa status online, a different form shall be used. This it because the online form above can only be used to check the status of an ESTA.
If you are not a citizen of one of the Visa Waiver Program countries, this form will not allow you to check the status of your Visa since it is different from ESTA application.
After you have checked the status of your ESTA, you should consider if the validity of your application will allow you to travel to the United States for the planned period of time.
Under the regulations of Visa Waiver Program, a person can only stay in the USA for no longer than 90 days. However, it is most important that the expiration date is at least a day longer than your planned stay-time in the US.
If your ESTA is still valid and the expiration date covers your planned stay-time in the US, you should have no problems when entering the U.S. However, an ESTA is not a guarantee for entry into the America. This is because the border control has to take the final decision on granting entry into the country. And there are different reasons that could get your entry into the USA denied.
If you are a citizen of one of the VWP countries and you are looking forward to travel to the America, you should learn the basics of VWP and ESTA. This will allow you to plan out your trips more precisely and avoid being denied entry in the United States.
You can learn more about all questions related to the Electronic System of Travel Authorisation and the Visa Waiver Program in our Frequently Asked Questions section or in our blog.
For more specific questions or in case the submission form is not working properly, please contact us.