After you complete the ESTA form and submit it, along with the necessary payment, your application
for authorisation will be reviewed. This is done by checking your details against a number of
databases containing persons who are not welcome or ae criminals in the U.S. When the review
is complete, the status of your application will be updated accordingly.
The United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recommend applying for ESTA at least 72
hours before your flight, or when you book your ticket, however, ESTA can generally be completed
and processed in much less time.
You will not be informed when the reviewing of your application is complete, no matter what
the result is. Any email on this subject specifically purporting to be from the CBP doing
so is fraudulent and should be reported to the CBP immediately.
If you’d like to check up on the status of your ESTA, you can get in touch with us here