If you are planning your next trip through America with families or friends, then you can save time by using the ESTA group application. We have the answers to all your questions below so that you can relax and enjoy your flight to the USA.
The official travel authorization for your trip to the USA!
No, the US authorities do not differentiate between groups and families. As a family, it is possible though to complete the ESTA group application. This means that every person in the family must apply for an ESTA and then it will be combined into a group application. To do this, you need to choose the option “Group of Applications”. After paying, all the applications will be combined. It is important that every family member has a valid ESTA – even children!
Yes, but every person in the group or family must apply for an ESTA. Visit the official website of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection and choose the option “Group of Applications”. Every person traveling to America needs a valid ESTA. After completing the applications, they will be combined into an ESTA group application.
Yes, an ESTA group application can be created for only two people. Choose the correct option on the website to do so.
Please be aware when completing the ESTA group application that every person traveling to the USA completes an ESTA application. When completing a group application, there will be one contact person for the group who is responsible for organizing and paying for the applications. Make sure to note your Group ID number. You will need this to access your application at a later point. Each individual application will be checked by the proper authorities.
To avoid any travel stress, we highly recommend giving yourself enough time to complete the ESTA group application. As soon as you have collected all the personal data and travel details of every applicant, you can start applying for an ESTA. Ideally, you should apply for an ESTA two months ahead of time or one week before departing at the latest.
Theoretically, you don’t have to apply for an ESTA group application and every applicant can apply for their own travel authorization individually. The ESTA application for groups is simply an option to make applying for an ESTA for families and groups easier. The most important thing is that every person and child traveling to America has a valid travel authorization to enter the USA.
Applying for an ESTA group application can be done easily over the official website of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Under the tab to apply, simply select the option “Group of Applications”.