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Print your ESTA to travel to the USA

ESTA authorization is an electronic travel certificate. This means that it can only be obtained online via the web, and confirmation is sent by email. Travelers are therefore wondering whether it is necessary to print out their ESTA authorization before traveling to the United States.

To obtain a travel authorization in just a few minutes , simply click on ESTA online form.

Do I need to print out my ESTA?

It is not necessary to have a paper ESTA authorization when arriving in the United States. Border protection officers consult the ESTA authorization status in the computer system. Even so, it’s sometimes reassuring to print out a copy of the approved ESTA certificate and take it with you when you travel.

An ESTA is not a visa for the USA. In the case of the B2 visa, the traveler receives a printed visa that must be affixed to his or her passport in order to travel to the United States. For more information, please consult our page explaining what ESTA is.

How do I print my ESTA?

Once your ESTA application has been approved, you can print it from the confirmation email you receive. The traveler receives an electronic ESTA payment receipt.