ESTA Visa Waiver Application

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The US Visa Waiver Scheme (ESTA)

It is MANDATORY for ALL citizens of Ireland to obtain their ESTA before they travel to the United States.

What is ESTA?

ESTA or Electronic System for Travel Authorisation is a requirement for those citizens of Visa Waiver participating countries*, of which Ireland is one, wanting to enter the United States for 90 days or less under the Visa Waiver Programme (VWP); Complete an online application form and pay the mandatory administration fee to gain your authorisation to travel in the United States.

Once you we have received the necessary fees, you will be notified via email of your order reference number. You can use this to obtain updates whilst we process your application.

Important points to note:

You should apply for your authorization to travel at least 72 hours before departure. However, if you are planning to visit the United States within the next 3-6 months, you are recommend to apply as soon as possible.

If you are applying for travel sooner than 72 hours in most cases we can gain your travel authorisation for you within 24 hours, apply now without delay.

Please be aware that you will need to make a separate application for each member of your group or family, including infants and children.

Here is an example of the successful confirmation email that you will receive once your ESTA application is approved. You will receive an email for each application made.

Once your application has been processed you will receive an email with your unique Visa Waiver application number, we follow that up with an SMS with your Visa Waiver application number for your convenience.

Our team of US Visa Waiver Programme and US travel specialists are highly trained on US immigration rules, ESTA requirements and specific regulations for Irish citizens, ensuring that your ESTA application is successful.

If you have any questions about applying for ESTA, please visit our FAQs page or contact us either by email via our support page or call our US travel experts on +44 843 289 2593.

Apply Now provides customers with additional services which are detailed below not provided by the official government website. is not affiliated with any government agencies.

  • Checking and processing of your application by US travel experts
  • UK based email and telephone support available 7 days per week
  • Clear and simple online application form
  • Email updates at every stage - we stay in regular email contact with you throughout the application process
  • Your unique ESTA Visa waiver number supplied by email
  • Free SMS notification service Renewal reminder
  • Always be authorised to travel in the US with our useful email reminder

*Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brunei, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Republic of Malta, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom. (As at January 2014)