No, you will not receive an email notification and you will need to
check the status of your application online.
How the application process works
After you complete the ESTA form and submit it, along with the necessary payment,
your application for authorization will be reviewed. This is done by checking
your details against a number of
databases containing persons who are not welcome or who are 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)
applying for ESTA
at least 72
hours before your flight, or when you book your ticket. However, an
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.