However, what you will definitely need to have planned and prepared is your return ticket.
Remember that the
ESTA authorisation is only valid
for visits of up to 90 days at a time,
so you will need to leave the U.S. before the allotted time has elapsed, as should be shown on
your ticket. Also, of course, your chosen travel company or airline will likely ask you for
your return ticket before boarding! So make sure you have that prepared, as your return
ticket is tangible proof that you’re not going to overstay the 90 day limit for ESTA holders.
There can be some serious consequences if you overstay the 90 days. If you overstay
the Visa Waiver program
- that is for more than 180 days, but for less than a year, you can be
banned from entering the U.S. for a period of up to 3 years. If you overstay for
more than a year, then you can get banned from entering the U.S. for up to 10 years.
Apart from these, bear in mind that if you’re caught you will be deported from the
country. So, it’s important to stay within the 90 day time limit, especially
if you plan on
applying for ESTA in the future