The latest news about the ESTA USA.


Backlog in processing US visa applications

The USA struggles with long wait times for the B visa. As an alternative, you can apply for the ESTA. Read why an ESTA is approved faster here...

News report | 01-11-2022 | 12:02:47

Long waiting times for US visa

US embassies in many countries are experiencing long waiting times for the US visa. Apply for an ESTA to avoid these waiting times. ...

News report | 21-10-2022 | 10:10:24

ESTA application after a trip to Cuba still possible?

Early August 2022, e-visa.co.uk reported on the visa requirement for the US for those who recently visited Cuba. Read more about the implementation here. ...

News report | 10-10-2022 | 13:59:36

Israel closer to Visa Waiver admission

Israel has taken important steps for admission to the US ESTA programme...

News report | 22-09-2022 | 15:37:09

Global Entry available again

Global Entry is possible again for British travellers to the US. This article tells what it is and what it means for the ESTA USA...

News report | 10-08-2022 | 17:05:16

Cuba on US List of State Sponsors of Terrorism

Early 2021 the US added Cuba to the List of State Sponsors of Terrorism. This has an impact on travellers applying for an ESTA...

News report | 04-08-2022 | 14:13:04

Cruise through the USA with an ESTA

Instead of making a round trip by car, a cruise holiday is also a way to explore The United States. Tourists need an ESTA for this...

News report | 28-07-2022 | 11:45:43

Egypt, Iran and Algeria winners of US visa lottery

Last year, Egypt, Iran and Russia topped the list of visa lottery winners in the United States...

News report | 14-07-2022 | 16:18:45

America relaxes immigration rules for Afghan citizens

The US government has recently relaxed some immigration rules for Afghans who wish to settle in the United States...

News report | 24-06-2022 | 16:20:22

US behind in reforming H-1B visa conditions

The US is drastically behind in reforming the conditions for the H-1B visa, the visa for skilled migrant workers. ...

News report | 17-06-2022 | 16:21:28

Save time on your trip to the US

The US Immigration Service has preclearance facilities. These facilities make travel to the USA with a visa or ESTA possible...

News report | 15-06-2022 | 13:48:30

US Congressmen oppose Israelʼs admission to ESTA

A number of prominent US congressmen have called on President Bidenʼs administration not to allow Israel into the ESTA programme...

News report | 08-06-2022 | 14:57:27

United States to issue visas to Cuba after four years

Four years after the closure of the U.S. Consulate in Havana, the US has again decided to issue visas to Cuba...

News report | 27-05-2022 | 16:57:19

Romania aims for ESTA admission by 2024

The government of Romania hopes to meet all the requirements for admission to Americaʼs ESTA program by 2024...

News report | 25-05-2022 | 14:11:34

Compensating CO₂ with e-visa.co.uk

When applying for tourist or business visas, you can easily compensate your flight’s CO₂ emissions. Let us explain how this works...

News report | 12-04-2022 | 15:33:05

Malta possibly excluded from ESTA

Malta is at risk of being excluded from the USA ESTA program. In this regard, two congressmen are introducing a bill...

News report | 16-03-2022 | 15:49:37

2022 H-1B Visa application limit reached

The American government has announced that the H-1B visa application limit for 2022 has been reached. The H-1B visa is one of the most popular work visas...

News report | 03-03-2022 | 14:44:55

America tightens ESTA requirements for Hungary

The United States has tightened the ESTA requirements for Hungarian travellers. The new rules affect Hungarians who do not live in Hungary. ...

News report | 09-02-2022 | 13:37:57

ESTA admission to Israel is not guaranteed

It seems unlikely that Israel will be admitted to the ESTA programme of the US any time soon. Negotiations are difficult at the moment...

News report | 03-02-2022 | 14:17:59

Seven reasons why your ESTA application might be denied

An ESTA application can be rejected for several reasons. In this article, we will list seven reasons why an ESTA application may be rejected. ...

News report | 14-01-2022 | 14:22:11

Applying for an American visa is temporarily easier

Applying for an American visa is temporarily easier. European travellers do not need to apply for a visa, but can apply for an ESTA instead...

News report | 17-12-2021 | 15:21:53

New coronavirus regulations to travel to America

Shortly, travellers with an ESTA will have to show a COVID-19 negative result taken up to one day before departure to America...

News report | 03-12-2021 | 14:23:24

Traveling to America: vaccines and visas at a glance

From November 8, you can travel to America. Hereʼs everything you need to know about the latest regulations, from vaccines to visas...

News report | 03-11-2021 | 12:56:56

Israel and America talk about ESTA admission

Israel has been trying for years to get into the US ESTA programme, so far without success. However, now there is talk of progress...

News report | 24-09-2021 | 10:43:23

Travel to the USA possible again from November

The US travel ban will be lifted in November. European travellers will then be able to travel to the USA again with an ESTA or visa...

News report | 21-09-2021 | 15:48:12

Croatia on the verge of ESTA admission

Croatia seems almost certain to be admitted to the US ESTA programme. Croatian citizens will then be able to travel to the USA without a visa...

News report | 20-08-2021 | 10:34:15

Growing criticism of USA for maintaining travel ban

The USA refuses to open its borders to EU travellers with a valid ESTA or visa despite mounting criticism...

News report | 13-08-2021 | 11:07:33

A holiday on one of the islands of Hawaii

Are you planning to go on holiday to Hawaii? Apply for an ESTA visa before heading to one of the volcanic islands...

News report | 14-05-2021 | 07:57:18

US visa required for study or internship in the USA

An ESTA usually suffices for a trip to the USA, but not for an internship or study. A special US visa for students is required for that...

News report | 07-05-2021 | 08:11:28

US travel ban maybe lifted before summer

The American travel ban might be lifted before the summer. Travelling to the USA with an ESTA or visa would then become possible again...

News report | 09-04-2021 | 10:27:44

Romania and Croatia hope for ESTA admission

Romania and Croatia are very close to being admitted to the American ESTA programme. An ESTA allows you to travel to the USA without a visa...

News report | 12-03-2021 | 09:04:42

Green Card: permanent residence permit for the USA

A Green Card is a permanent residence permit for the USA. No Green Card is required for holidays or business trips. Instead, an ESTA is needed...

News report | 06-11-2020 | 08:45:58

Elections and the US visa: Changes in 2020

The US presidential elections in 2020 will have a great impact on the visa rules of the country...

News report | 02-09-2020 | 15:57:54

My ESTA does not show a National Identification Number

Oftentimes, the ESTA visa does not show a National Identification Number. Read here whether this will lead to problems in your situation...

News report | 28-07-2020 | 15:48:31

Carrying medicines into the USA and applying for the ESTA

Medicines that have a controlled substance in them can only be carried into the USA with a medical license. Also remember to apply for an ESTA...

News report | 28-07-2020 | 11:59:14

9/11 and coronavirus: impact on travel to the USA

9/11 and the coronavirus: how will travel to the USA change this time?...

News report | 20-06-2020 | 15:57:54

Coronavirus in the USA: everything you need to know

The coronavirus has also hit the USA. Here you can read all about how bad things are, how this might affect your trip, and what measures to take...

News report | 14-04-2020 | 16:43:52

Can I get an ESTA if I ever used drugs?

A British tourist was deported from the USA after it became known that she had used cocaine. Drug use can lead to an ESTA being cancelled...

News report | 02-09-2019 | 15:57:54

Visa or ESTA for trips to the USA?

In most cases it is possible to apply for an ESTA USA for your trip to the United States. Sometimes a US visa application is required...

News report | 13-05-2019 | 14:46:06

Reminder: Apply for ESTA 72 hours in advance

Travellers wishing to travel to the United States must apply for their Digital Travel Authorisation (ESTA) at least 72 hours in advance...

News report | 27-03-2019 | 19:32:06

This is how an ESTA USA application works

Travelling to the USA? Than a digital travel permit (ESTA USA) is necessary. Here we will explain how the ESTA application procedure works...

News report | 11-02-2019 | 19:32:06

Dutch tourist ends up in US jail because of visa error

A Dutch traveller was locked up in a US jail for one week due to an administrative error with her visa...

News report | 29-10-2018 | 13:33:33

More illegal immigration due to strict US visa control

Policies meant to curb migration into the USA might have the opposite effect. Read more about the visa policy and immigration in the USA...

News report | 18-09-2018 | 11:18:14

ESTA: point of contact/contact person, overnight stay unknown

Point of contact/contact person, residence or emergency contact unknown with ESTA application? No problem, you can still apply for an ESTA; read how here...

News report | 05-06-2018 | 14:14:14

Travelling to the USA? Provide usernames social media

The Trump government wants to force non-western travellers to provide their usernames for social media when applying for an ESTA or visa...

News report | 25-04-2018 | 09:34:18

Travel ban Trump; visa exemptions rarely granted

The travel ban of Trump has a feature that allows for visa exemptions in certain cases. Read here what conseqeuences this might have for you...

News report | 23-03-2018 | 09:23:56

ESTA application? Watch out for letters in the passport!

It is important to correctly write down the passport information when applying for an ESTA. Pay extra attention to letters and digits in the passport number...

News report | 20-02-2018 | 13:43:28

Do I need to apply for an ESTA for my trip to Canada?

All travellers headed to Canada need to apply for an electronic travel authorisation beforehand. Check whether you also need to apply for an ESTA...

News report | 03-02-2018 | 10:55:33

ESTA possible if I have been to Iran or Iraq?

Travellers that have at some point been to Iran or Iraq cannot always apply for an ESTA. Read how to still travel to the USA here. ...

News report | 30-01-2018 | 19:19:04

Suspension visas Turkey and USA

Relations between the USA and Turkey are heating up. This has resulted in a mutual suspension of visas for their respective countries...

News report | 08-10-2017 | 07:32:57

e-Visa.ie is a commercial and professional visa agency, and supports travellers in obtaining, among others, the ESTA USA. e-Visa.ie acts as an intermediary and is in no way part of any government. You can also apply for an ESTA directly with the immigration service (21 USD per ESTA, via esta.cbp.dhs.gov). However, not with our level of support. If you submit your application via e-Visa.ie, our support centre is available to you 24/7. In addition, we manually check your application and all the documents you provide before submitting it to the immigration authorities on your behalf. If we suspect any errors or omissions while doing so, we will personally contact you to ensure that your application can still be processed quickly and correctly. To use our services, you pay us 21 USD in consular fees, which we pay to the immigration service on your behalf, as well as € 25,06 in service fees as compensation for our services, including VAT. Our services have saved many travellers from major problems during their trip. Should an application be rejected despite our support and verification, we will refund the full purchase price (unless an application for a previous ESTA USA was rejected for the same traveller). Read more about our services here.