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ESTA for Andorran Citizens

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Andorra has been a member of the Visa Waiver Program since 1991. This allows citizens from Andorra to visit the US for business and tourism by applying for an ESTA instead if a traditional US visa.

ESTA Requirements and Important Information

  • ESTA is for visits restricted to 90 days or less
  • Required for travellers either flying or arriving by sea to the US
  • Applicant must have a biometric passport
  • ESTA lasts for two years,or until passport expires
  • Can be used for tourism, business, medical or transit in US
  • Children require their own ESTA Can be used for multiple visits to the US
Application for Andorran Citizens

Benefits of Applying for ESTA for Andorran Citizens

Citizens of Andorra can benefit from the faster and simpler process of applying for an ESTA, whilst citizens of countries that are not in the VWP must apply for a US visa. As well as being faster to process an ESTA application, the ESTA application fee is less than the visa application fee.

Another advantage of using an ESTA is that citizens of Andorra are able to use it for multiple trips to the US, as it is issued for two years (or until the passport expires if this is sooner). The ESTA form is fairly short, requiring details such as name, address, DOB and passport details. There is also a set of questions related to security screening and your travel plans for the US.

The ESTA provides the required level of travel authorization for Andorran citizens to visit the US for a period of up to 90 days. If they want to stay in the US for longer than 90 days, or want to work or study in the US then they would need to complete a US visa application.

How Andorran Citizens Can Apply for ESTA

Citizens from Andorra just need a valid, biometric passport, an email address and a card to pay the ESTA application fee. Completing the ESTA form takes around ten minutes and the processing is usually very fast. Whilst it is recommended that Andorran citizens apply for their ESTA at least 72 hours prior to their travel, the ESTA is usually processed on the same day.

Once the ESTA has been completed, it is very important that the applicant checks the information over before submitting it. An error such as an incorrect passport number will result in the ESTA getting declined, in which case another application would need to be sent and another application fee paid.

Once the details have been checked, the fee is paid via electronic payment card and the form is then submitted for review. If approved, the ESTA will then be electronically linked to the passport.

Required Documents to Apply for the US ESTA

Andorran citizens need the following to be able to apply for ESTA:

  • They must have valid passports. The passport must be electronic with a digital chip, including biometric information.
  • Credit or debit cards are necessary for payment.
  • They must have an email address because the approved ESTA will be sent via email.
What Are the Passport Requirements for the US ESTA?

To travel under the Visa Waiver Program, Andorran citizens must possess passports that meet certain conditions. Their passport must be:

  • Valid at least six months past the expected departure date
  • Machine-readable
  • Electronic

Is It Allowed to Make Changes to Your ESTA ApplicationOnce It’s Been Submitted?

Editing the form is only permitted prior to submission. After you get your ESTA authorization, you'll be able to make changes to the address of your temporary residence in the US and email account.

Is It Possible to Change Your Status After Entering The US?

Andorran citizens can not change their status after entering the US.

If they want to change their status, they must depart from the USA and then apply for a visa or immigration status from their country. It is essential to follow the US immigration laws and find professional help if intending a change of status to ensure compliance with the relevant rules.

How Long Does It Take For the ESTA to Be Approved?

ESTA processing times are typically short - several minutes or up to 24 hours. However, in exceptional cases that require an extra application review, it can take a maximum time of 72 hours.

How Much in Advance Should You Apply?

It’s strongly advised to apply for ESTA when you purchase the plane tickets or at least 72 hours prior to your trip. This way, you’ll avoid delays or any possible problems that may occur. However, submitting an application before departure is also an option.

However, we don't recommend doing this so late because you can't refund your ticket money if you don't get your ESTA approval.

ESTA Validity

The validity of ESTA is two years.

Note: Travelers must remember the expiry date of their passports. If it expires before two years elapse, then their ESTA is no longer valid.

Updating an ESTA: When Do You Need a New Travel Authorisation?

You must apply for a new ESTA in any of the following situations:

  • You get a new passport
  • Your passport expires
  • You altered names or genders
  • Some of your answers in the ESTA application have changed

Can an Andorran National Extend Their ESTA Beyond 90 Days?

Andorran citizens can stay in the US for a maximum of 90 days under ESTA. If they want to stay longer than 90 days, they’ll need to apply for a suitable visa.

NOTE: It is important for Andorran nationals to comply with the terms and conditions of the ESTA and stay within the allowed 90 days to avoid any consequences.

Important Information About ESTA Authorization

There are several other important information about the US ESTA that you need to be aware of before starting your application. Let’s first examine who isn’t eligible to apply for an ESTA.

Who Is Not Eligible for an ESTA?

Some Andorran citizens aren’t eligible to get ESTA approval.

Group of ineligible include individuals who have been deported from America, as well as those who have been arrested; individuals with a criminal record and certain serious infective diseases; people who have visited or lived in Iran, Iraq, North Korea, Libya, Somalia, or Yemen.

What to do if ESTA is Declined

If the ESTA is declined, there is still the possibility to re-apply if there was a mistake on the form. Otherwise, the option is to apply for a US visa, such as tourist visa as travel authorization instead. If you are applying for a US visa, you will need to complete a DS-160 form and arrange an interview at the US Embassy in Spain.

The address for the US Embassy for Andorran citizens is:

U.S. Embassy Madrid
Calle de Serrano, 75
28006 Madrid, Spain

U.S. Consulate General Barcelona
Paseo Reina Elisenda de Montcada, 23
08034 Barcelona, España

ESTA vs US Visa: What Are the Main Differences?

There are several key differences between ESTA and visa:

  • ESTA is easier to get than a Visa and also cheaper.
  • ESTA users can apply online, while a visa calls for a mandatory in-person interview at the US embassy.
  • The time of approval for ESTA is fast, from a few hours to 72 hours, and for a visa, the period is longer and estimated to be 15 - 30 days.
  • With ESTA visit to the USA cannot be longer than 90 days, while the visa is for a longer visit.
  • ESTA is for tourists, businesses, and transit purposes. Visa is suitable for marriage, college students, emigration, and work.

Under What Circumstances Do Andorran Citizens Need to Apply for aUS Visa Instead of an ESTA?

Andorran citizens need to apply for a US Visa instead of an ESTA in the following situations:

  • If they intend to find a job in the USA.
  • If they have previously been denied a USA visa.
  • If their voyage last longer than 90 days.
  • If they go to the USA to study.
  • If they possess a criminal record.
  • If they have some infectious diseases.

Do Dual Citizens of Andorra and the United States or Canada Need an ESTA?

No, dual citizens of Andorra and the United States or Canada do not need an ESTA. The reason is simple: all they need to do is to use their USA or Canadian passport when visiting America.

Do Andorran Minors Need an ESTA Too?

Andorran citizens of all ages (including minors) must have an ESTA to travel to the US. Parents may apply for an ESTA on behalf of their children.

Children also must have their own valid passports; they cannot use their parent's passports for ESTA authorization.

Benefits of ESTA for Andorran citizens:
  • Use for multiple visits to US
  • Processing time is fast
  • Use for tourism, business, medical or transit
  • Visit US for up to 90 days
  • Quick to complete application
  • Fill in form via mobile or desktop
Learn More About ESTA Travel Approval

You can find more information about ESTA very easily; just go over the ESTA requirements page and read our comprehensive FAQs.

Written by Abisola Fikayomi

Abisola is an accomplished writer interested in US Travel, immigration, passports and visas. She’s passionate about exploring new places and cultures and willing to share her experiences, expertize and findings with others. That is her primary drive for specialising in this industry.


Andorra nationals must have a visa in case they do not meet the ESTA requirements. Also, they will need a Visa if their travel lasts more than 90 days and for all other purposes except tourist or business.
Citizens of Andorra can travel to the USA because Andorra is part of the Visa Waiver program.
It is advisable to complete all mandatory areas on the form. Though supplying incorrect details may not result in the refusal of the application, it may delay the processing time.
Employment information is mandatory because it confirms your intention to return to your country and that you don’t intend to immigrate to America.
No, having a printed version of your travel authorization is not mandatory. The system is entirely digital, and your land, sea, or air carrier can access your ESTA status information from the DHS.