How much does an ESTA cost? That is quite a common question around the Internet. Well, the answer is simple – it depends.
Under the requirements of the Travel Promotion Act issued in 2009, you will need to apply for a corresponding American ESTA cost, which consists of the processing and authorization charges and may also comprise the 3-rd-party processing fee. The average cost is $89.00. It consists of:
According to the Act mentioned above, an applicant who wants to apply for ESTA USA cost must obtain a credit or debit card. You are able to pay with one of the following types of bank cards: VISA, Discover, American Express, and MasterCard.
In case you need to make a payment with a credit or debit card that was issued in a foreign currency (euro, pound, Icelandic króna), your bank will most likely automatically convert your ESTA visa cost in U.S. dollars. Please keep in mind that your card issuer is able to charge you a fee of foreign transaction, which is a simple type of fee put on the transactions made in other currencies. Still, there are plenty of affinity cards that don’t charge foreign transaction fees. You may contact your card issuer to get to know whether you will have to pay an additional transaction fee for your American ESTA visa cost.
Yes, you are able to make a single payment for several applications. This process is officially called Group Application Submission. The first thing you need to do to apply for ESTA USA cost for several applicants is submit two and more applications under one Group Identification Number. You can do it by selecting one of these two options “Add New Application” or “Add Unpaid Application.” After you do that, you will be offered to fill in the form that requires your email, name, and date of birth. Once you provide the information and press the “Submit” button, the system will generate and send you an email that contains your Group Identification Number.
You can use this ID to:
Please note that you are able to apply for American ESTA cost per maximum 50 applications with a single payment.
Don’t worry, all the information provided to the system, and especially the one related to paying ESTA application cost is secure. The Electronic Travel Authorization System is protected with modern payment security systems. Moreover, your card information will be deleted right after the payment has been processed.