ESTA for Luxembourgian Citizens
Citizens of Luxembourg have the opportunity to apply for an ESTA instead of a US visa, as Luxembourg is part of the Visa Waiver Program. The country was added to the VWP in 1991, allowing its citizens to take advantage of the quicker ESTA application.
ESTA Requirements and Important Information
- Links electronically to biometric passport
- Stays valid for two years, or until the passport expire (which comes first)
- For travel that is for tourism, business, medical and transit
- Only available for visits of up to 90 days in length
- Required if travelling to US by air or sea
- Use same ESTA for multiple visits to the US
- Children require their own ESTA
Benefits of Applying for ESTA for Luxembourgian Citizens
Citizens of Luxembourg can visit the US using an ESTA, which is much faster and simpler than the process of applying for a US visa. It also means that the applicant does not need to arrange to travel to the US Embassy for an interview. The application fee for an ESTA is considerably less than the application fee for a US visa too.
One of the most beneficial aspects of using an ESTA instead of a US visa to visit the US is that the whole process is completed digitally and is very fast. The online form is usually processed within just a few hours, although it is recommended that applicants send their ESTA application at least 72 hours prior to their travel arrangements for the US.
The ESTA form is very short, compared to the form that is required for a US visa and will generally take around 10 minutes to complete, providing you have a good internet connection and all of the relevant information to hand when you fill it in.
How Luxembourgian Citizens Can Apply for ESTA
Due to being in the Visa Waiver Program, citizens from Luxembourg can simply complete the online ESTA form to gain travel authorization for the US, if approved. The form requires the applicant to complete some questions including name, address, DOB, medical and criminal activity. The applicant is then screened by the Department of Homeland Security as a measure to protect the US from security risks.
Once the details have been completed on the application, it is important to check through all of the answers for any mistakes, as an error on the form can lead to the ESTA being declined. When you are happy that the details are all correct, the next step is to process the payment using a payment card. When the payment goes through, your application will get submitted and then you wait for an email response to inform whether it is approved.
What to do if ESTA is Declined
If the ESTA is declined then you may still be able to find a way to get authorization for visiting the US. Firstly, you can submit another application if you think there was an error on your declined one.
If this was not the reason for your ESTA getting declined, you may be able to get authorization by applying for a US visa. This will require you to attend an interview at the US Embassy.
US Embassy for Citizens of Luxembourg
U.S. Embassy Luxembourg
22 Boulevard Emmanuel Servais
Benefits of ESTA for Luxembourgian citizens:
- Faster processing than visa
- Short form that is quick to fill in
- Can be used for tourism, business, medical or transit purposes
- Valid for US visits of up to 90 days
- Multiple trips to US on the same ESTA, whilst valid
- Use mobile or desktop to complete the application form