New York 2020:
USA Packing Checklist (PDF)
When applying for the ESTA (Visa Waiver) to enter the USA you must only use the following link:
The above website is the official US Government website and will only charge you $14/ equivalent to approx. £11 to make the application. Any other website is a money making site that will likely ask you to pay a much higher fee. In the event you have clicked on one of these websites do not proceed with the request. There website will just populate your data and feed it through the same US government website and charge you much more for the same service.
Confirmation/details of the fees can be seen here:
Is there a fee to apply for an ESTA?
Yes, there is a fee associated with the Travel Promotion Act of 2009. The fee is comprised of two parts:
- Processing Fee. All applicants requesting an electronic travel authorization are charged US $4 for the processing of the application.
- Authorization Fee. If your application is approved and you receive authorization to travel to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program, an additional US $10.00 will be added to your payment method. If your electronic travel authorization is denied, you are only charged for the processing of your application.
CBP is not responsible for any additional fees that may be charged by your credit/debit card company or PayPal for the transaction.