ESTA Application for Danish Citizens

This website provides information regarding United States visas and the Electronic System for Travel Authorization, operated by a private company. This website also provides links to a third-party website which provides ESTA assistance and submission services. These services are provided by a private company not associated or affiliated with the US government, but who specialize in submitting applications to the Electronic System for Travel Authorization. The charges incurred relating to this process is a processing fee of US$ 74,00 in addition to the US$ 14.00 fee charged by the US government. The total cost for the ESTA application is US$ 88,00.

It is not a requirement to apply with a third-party website. You can submit your own ESTA application directly at the official United States government website.

Follow these easy steps to apply for your US travel authorization (ESTA):

Danish Passport Holders and ESTA

After January 12, 2009, all Danish citizens entering the United States under the Visa Waiver Program are required to apply for ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorization). ESTA is a required "travel permit;" it is not an actual U.S. visa. The ESTA requirement applies to travelers entering the United States by air or sea under the Visa Waiver Program. ESTA applicants must also have a valid machine-readable passport. Danish travelers without an approved ESTA Travel Authorization or a valid U.S. Visitor Visa will be denied boarding on all U.S.-bound flights. The U.S. government recommends that all Danish applicants apply for ESTA at least 72 hours prior to traveling to the United States.

What is ESTA?

ESTA stands for the Electronic System for Travel Authorization. ESTA is an online application system developed by the United States government to pre-screen travelers before they are allowed to board an airplane or ship that is bound for the United States. ESTA and a US Visa are not the same. ESTA is only a U.S.-entry requirement for passport holders from visa waiver countries (including Denmark).

How long does it take to apply for ESTA?

The ESTA online application form takes 10-15 minutes to complete. Upon the submission of your application, your travel details will be reviewed by a a professional ESTA service provider, and then submitted for processing on the official US government website. Anyone who is disapproved for a travel authorization (ESTA) must apply for a United States visitor visa (B-1 Business or a B-2 Tourist visa).

Who needs to apply for ESTA?

Any Danish citizen who wants to enter or transit through the United States (by air or sea) under the visa waiver program is required to apply for ESTA. It is not possible to submit one application for many travelers or a family. Each traveler must have his or her own approved ESTA Application including babies and infants.

What is the visa waiver program?

The visa waiver program is a U.S. government program that enables citizens and nationals from all member countries (including Denmark) to enter the United States for business or visitor purposes for up to 90 days without obtaining a visa. The advantage of entering the United States under the visa waiver program is that you can travel to the United States on a short notice without first going through the visa application process, which can take weeks or months to complete. Contrary to the visa process, the ESTA online application is normally completed in less than 15 minutes.

What countries are included the visa waiver program?

The following countries are currently a part of the visa waiver program: Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brunei, Chile, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.

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