Denmark

ESTA for Danish Citizens

Denmark has been a member of the Visa Waiver program (VWP) since 1991, which has allowed citizens of Denmark to apply for an ESTA for any business or tourism trips to the US, as opposed to the longer process of applying for a US visa.

ESTA Requirements and Important Information

  • A valid, biometric passport is required
  • Use for visits of up to a maximum 90 days
  • Required for travellers either flying or arriving by sea to the US
  • ESTA is issued for two years, or until passport expires
  • For tourism, business, medical or transit
  • Children must have their own ESTA
  • Visit US multiple times whilst ESTA is valid
Application for Danish Citizens

Benefits of Applying for ESTA for Danish Citizens

There are lots of benefits of applying for an ESTA rather than a US visa. To start with, the process is much quicker, involving completing a short online form and then receiving confirmation whether the application has been accepted very quickly, sometimes within a few hours. The alternative option, applying for a US visa can take weeks or even longer at busy periods, as am interview must be scheduled with the US Embassy.

As well as being a much quicker process, another benefit of the ESTA is that it can be used for multiple trips to the US. When an ESTA is approved for Danish citizens , the ESTA will be valid for two years, or until their passport expires (whichever date is sooner). During that period, the ESTA is valid for multiple trips to the US, so is ideal for business trips, visiting family, or just for tourism trips to see the different areas of the US.

Another benefit is that once your ESTA has expired, you can simply apply for your next one, there are no restrictions on how many ESTAs you apply for. It is however, very important that you do not overstay the 90 day limit in the US, as this could affect your future ESTA applications if you violate the terms.

How Danish Citizens Can Apply for ESTA

It is very easy for Danish citizens to apply for an ESTA, all they require is valid passport, an email address and a way to pay for their application fee by electronic card. The form has several sections that all must be carefully completed to avoid any mistakes that could cause the application to be declined.

The sections include personal details such as name, address, DOB, as well as passport details and some eligibility questions. The US Department of Homeland Security will screen applicants to check for any terrorism threats, or other risks such as criminal activity or medical problems.

Once you have completed the online form, you will pay the application fee and then submit the application. The next step is that you will get email correspondence regarding the outcome of your application for your ESTA.

What if My ESTA Application is Declined?

In the event that your application is declined, if you made an error filling in your ESTA then you may be able to submit another application with the correct details. If there is another reason for the declined ESTA then you could have the option to apply for a visa instead. To apply for a US visa, you will need to complete a DS-160 form and arrange to have an interview at the US Embassy.

US Embassy in Denmark:

U.S. Embassy Copenhagen
Dag Hammarskjölds Allé 24
2100 København Ø

Benefits of ESTA for Danish citizens:
  • For visits to US of up to 90 days
  • Quick processing time
  • For tourism, business, medical or transit
  • Quick to complete application
  • Can complete form via mobile or desktop
  • Multiple visits to US on same ESTA