Yes, a third party can fill out your ESTA form for you as the person whose name appears on
the form does not have to fill in the form themselves. It is acceptable for a third party to
fill out all or part of the form.
It may be that you need to fill in a form for somebody, such as a child or someone with visual
impairment. Alternatively, it may be the case that you would like someone like a friend,
partner, or a travel agent to assist you with completing your own form.
If you are filling the form for someone, or if a travel agent is helping you out with your own
form, then the person filling in the form must read aloud all the questions and statements to
the person whose name is being written on the form. The person filling in the form also has
to fill in an extra box in the Waiver of Rights section to indicate the following:
- That the person filling in the form has read aloud all the statements and questions in
- That the person whose name appears on the form understands all the statements and questions,
including the Waiver of Rights itself and
- That all the information that has been provided in the form is true and correct to the best
of the applicant’s knowledge and belief.
It is very important that if you need help filling in any part of the form that you make sure
that all information submitted is as accurate as possible and that the person filling it in is
trustworthy. This not only helps to avoid mistakes in your application, but is important
to avoid scams such as credit card fraud, identity theft, and the distribution of malware.
Bear in mind that the person whose name appears on the form shall be responsible for all the
information contained within the application.