Once the ESTA application form is completed, payment can be made by credit card or PayPal. Please note that a transaction fee will be charged, depending on the payment method used.
How much does an ESTA USA application cost?
The fee for an ESTA application for the USA covers the consular fee and the service fee. In addition, no administrative fees, transaction fees or any other costs will be charged, except in the case of an emergency ESTA application.
How much does an emergency ESTA application cost ?
In the event of a problem, it is possible to opt for an emergency ESTA. To do so, you must fill out the standard application form, which includes an "emergency issuance" option that you simply need to check off. When an emergency application is received, the most common input errors are checked first and then the application will be processed very quickly. An ESTA will often be issued in about an hour.
However, even in the case of an emergency, there is no guarantee of timely issuance. For emergency applications, an additional fee of 17.50 euros per person must be charged.
Is the fee refundable if an ESTA USA is refused?
It is very rare for an ESTA application to be denied. Before the U.S. Immigration Service processes each application, it is reviewed for the most common input errors.
If apparent data entry errors are detected, they will be promptly corrected. If you hold a French passport and you type an " O " instead of a " 0 ", this error will be corrected immediately.
In the event that the application is denied after verification, you will receive a full refund of the ESTA application fee. In addition, some errors are not always detectable, so please be careful when completing your ESTA USA application form.
Submitting your ESTA application online is a secure and simple process
Since the ESTA is only available online, it can be paid for via the Internet. For this purpose, there are a variety of simple and secure payment options. It is possible to pay with a credit card or a PayPal account, which do not incur any additional transaction fees on your part.