How long does it take to get a ESTA?

Applying for an ESTA is fast. Within 20 minutes the online application form should be completed with all necessary information. Please have your passport, the contact address in the USA and your credit card ready. After a successful entry, all details must be checked again and, if necessary, a further application or further applications for fellow travelers must be completed. The final step is the request for payment. Depending on the number of applications, different costs are to be paid either by credit card or PayPal. In total, the application for an ESTA approval takes an average of 20 to 25 minutes.

After completing an ESTA application, the approval or rejection takes place within 72 hours by e-mail. In very rare cases, a longer deadline may apply.