How much does an ESTA cost?

How much does an ESTA cost?

Since September 2010, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has been charging $14 for an ESTA application. Travellers from countries eligible for the Visa Waiver Program are required to pay these ESTA costs for each application for visit the USA.

The fee is not charged per entry, but per ESTA application. The costs remain the same for adults, children, students, pensioners, etc.

However, if you choose to use our helpful service and apply for your US entry permit on, we will charge you 88 USD, which includes the $14 US fee to the US authorities.

However, in case of a rejection, we will refund you the full amount is you fill in a refund form. 

Do I have to pay ESTA in US dollars?

Although this is an US authority, the fee does not necessarily have to be paid in US dollars, but can also be paid in euros. The price depends on the current exchange rate, but is approximately 12 euros.

If you submit your ESTA application with us, you will be charged in US dollars

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Why do I have to pay more at ESTA-Application-usa?

When you apply for ESTA on ESTA-Application-usa, you are not only on the safe side, you also have many advantages! Our application form is easy to understand so you won’t have any problems completing it.

In addition, we check every single application for accuracy and completeness before we submit it to the US authorities. If we notice an error, we will contact you immediately to prevent unnecessary denial.

Once your application is approved, you will receive a confirmation by e-mail so that you do not have to constantly check your ESTA status.

For this service we charge a fee starting from 88 USD depending on the selected package, which however already includes the costs for the US authorities.


How much does it cost to update my ESTA?

Travelers who occasionally have to make changes to their existing ESTA – e.g. change of address in the USA – do not have to pay a fee to do so. Updating your ESTA is free of charge!
If you, however, need to make changes to your passport details (number or dates) or your personal details (name, birthday, place of birth etc.), you will be required to apply for a new ESTA. If your previous ESTA was authorized, you shouldn’t have any problems with applying for a new one.

f you apply for a new ESTA and your previous one is still valid, then simply ignore the message that you already have a valid ESTA. Simply confirm that you want to apply for a new ESTA. As soon as it is authorized, your old ESTA will be deleted.

To be on the safe side, please print your new ESTA and carry it with you when entering the USA.

As this a new ESTA you have to pay the fee again.

How much does a correction of the ESTA cost?

If you have made a mistake or typo when filling out the ESTA application via The American Dream – for example in your name or passport number – and you realise this just after you have received the approval from us, please contact us immediately!

For a service fee of 40 USD, which already includes the 14 US dollars for the US authorities, we will submit a new ESTA application for you and thereby delete the incorrect version.

Do I have to pay the costs for each entry?

The costs for the ESTA must be paid per application and not per entry! Once you have an approved ESTA, you may stay in the USA for a maximum of 90 days at a time. Also re-entry from neighbouring countries such as Canada or Mexico is not a problem during this period.

The ESTA validity is basically 2 years or until your passport expires – whichever comes first.

How do I pay for my ESTA?

The ESTA fee is to be paid when applying for the ESTA Visa online. Your travel authorization will only be processed after payment has been received. Payment on the official website of U.S. Customs and Border Protection can only be made by credit card or PayPal.

For travel agency bookings, the fee may also be paid using the travel agency’s collective credit card. Payment may also be made by third parties, such as relatives or friends.

In the case of ESTA group applications, you must pay the fee for every person you make an application to in the group.

If you decide to submit your ESTA with ESTA-Application-usa, you can choose between the following payment methods:

  • Credit card
  • PayPal
  • Giropay
  • Apple Pay
  • EPS
  • Sofort

ESTA denied – Do I get my money back?

Yes, we offer you a full refund of the service fee- Fill in our refund form to apply for a refund.

Are there any discounts for ESTA?

This fee must be paid and is not dependent on the financial situation of the applicant. There are also no discounts for group applications – every person must pay the fee.

Can I pay ESTA without a credit card?

Yes, you can pay your ESTA without a credit card. You can pay whit PayPal in addition to credit card payment.

Can I pay ESTA with PayPal?

Yes we offer paypal as a payment option to apply for ESTA