US Business Visa Category Visa Waiver – ESTA
Suitable for those from cooperating countries seeking to visit the US
However, as Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) needs to be obtained before you travel.
On This Page
- Participating VWP Countries
- Securing your required ESTA before you travel
- Do I need to have an E-passport?
- How much is the ESTA fee?
- How long can I remain in the US under the VWP?
- What can I do in the US under the VWP?
- Is there any way I would be denied to enter the US under the VWP?
- Important Visa Waiver Program changes
- What do I do if I’ve been declined from traveling under the VWP?
- Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about taxes, company formaition, and residency in the U.S.
- Get advice on taxation, company formation, and residency in the U.S.
Participating countries are as follows:
The ESTA questionnaire can only be legitimately completed and submitted via the official United States government website administered by US Customs and Border Protection. The only official website is https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta/esta.html – be wary of fraudulence as this is the only official ESTA-approved site.
Click here for further information regarding this requirement.
However, if you’re application is unsuccessful, no extra payment is required – you’ll simply pay the $4 processing fee.
If you plan to remain in the US for longer than 90 days, you will not be able to travel under the VWP – a US visa will be required. For more information, obtaining legal advice is recommended as a greater degree of help can be provided to those who haven’t yet applied for a visa, as opposed to those who have experienced visa denial.
To see a full list of activities you’re permitted to do under this program, click here.
To ensure you’re fully clued-up on the VWP terms and conditions, click here for more information from the United States Embassy in London.
As of December 18th 2015, the Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act was signed into law. This specific Act changed the eligibility criteria of the VWP, involving increased restrictions. The US Customs and Border Protection implemented this Act on January 21st 2016.
The Act states that if potential travelers meet just one of the specified criteria, they will instantly be disqualified from traveling visa-free – even if they would otherwise be eligible to travel under the VWP.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Taxes, Company Formation, and Residency in the U.S.
If you already have a project that you want to implement in the U.S., you will most likely have already dealt with the intense framework conditions in the U.S. Online, you can find a wealth of information on almost every subject. Though all this information is available, it is common for one to reach a point of confusion. There are too many aspects to consider simultaneously and the starting position can be complex.
To solve this mental knot and pave your way to success, jump on a 1-hour telephone counseling session based on taxation, incorporation, and residency in the U.S. In this conversation, we will discuss specific technical issues such as tax, U.S. corporations or LLCs. Or we can discuss any strategic options you are considering.