Kuanzia Januari 2009, ESTA ya Amerika (Sytem ya Elektroniki ya Idhini ya Kusafiri) inahitajika kwa wasafiri wanaotembelea Merika kwa biashara, usafiri au utalii visits. There are about 39 countries that are allowed travel to United States without a paper visa, these are called Visa-Free or Visa-Exempt. Citizens from these countries can travel/visit United States for vipindi vya hadi siku 90 kwenye ESTA.
Some of these countries include the United Kingdom, all European Union member states, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Taiwan.
All the nationals from these 39 countries, will now require a US Electronic Travel Authorisation. In other words, it is mandatory for citizens of the Nchi 39 ambazo hazina msamaha wa visa to obtain US ESTA online before traveling to United States.
Canadian citizens and United States citizens are exempt from ESTA requirement. Canadian Permanent Residents are eligiblle for ESTA US Visa if they are a passport holder of one of the other visa-exempt countries.
Visa ya Amerika ya ESTA itakuwa halali kwa kipindi cha hadi miaka miwili (2) tangu tarehe ya kutolewa au hadi tarehe ya kumalizika kwa Pasipoti, tarehe yoyote inayokuja kwanza na inaweza kutumika kwa ziara nyingi.
Visa ya USA ESTA inaweza kutumika kwa watalii, usafirishaji au ziara za biashara na unaweza kukaa hadi siku tisini (90).
Mgeni anaweza kaa hadi siku tisini (90) in United States on the US ESTA but the actual duration would depend on the purpose of their visit and would be decided and stamped on their passport by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer at the airport.
Ndio, Idhini ya kusafiri kwa elektroniki ya Amerika ni halali kwa viingilio vingi wakati wa uhalali wake.
Nchi ambazo hazihitaji Visa ya Merika yaani raia wa zamani wa Visa Bure, wanatakiwa kupata Visa ya Amerika ya ESTA ili kuingia Merika.
Ni lazima kwa raia / raia wote wa Nchi 39 zisizo na visa to apply online for a US Electronic Travel Authorization application before traveling to USA.
Idhini hii ya kusafiri kwa elektroniki ya Amerika itakuwa halali kwa kipindi cha hadi miaka miwili (2).
Raia wa Canada hawahitaji ESTA ya Amerika. Raia wa Canada hawaitaji Visa au ESTA kusafiri kwenda Merika.
Travelers must apply for and receive ESTA even when transiting in the United States to another country without a visa. You must apply for ESTA in any of the following cases: transit, transfer, or stopover (layover).
Ikiwa wewe ni raia wa nchi ambayo sio ESTA inastahiki or not visa-exempt, then you will need a Transit Visa in order to pass through United States without stopping or visiting.
On this website, US ESTA registrations will use secure sockets layer with a minimum of 256 bit key length encryption on all servers. Any personal information provided by the applicants is encrypted at all layers of the online portal in transit and inflight. We protect your information and destroy it once no longer required. If you instruct us to delete your records before the retention time, we immediately do so.
Raia wa Canada na Raia wa Merika hawahitaji Visa ya Amerika ya ESTA.
Wakazi wa Kudumu wa Canada wanahitaji apply for ESTA US Visa to travel to United States. Canadian residence does not grant you Visa free access to United States. A Canadaian permanent resident is eligible if they are also a passport holder of one of the Nchi za Amerika ambazo hazina msamaha wa visa. Canadian citizens however are exempt from ESTA US Visa requirements.
Nchi zifuatazo zinajulikana kama nchi zisizotengwa na Visa.
Yes, you need ESTA USA Visa if you intend to travel on a cruise ship to United States. An ESTA is required for travellers whether you are coming by land, sea or air.
Lazima uwe na pasipoti halali, hakuna historia ya jinai na uwe na afya njema.
Most US ESTA applications are approved within 48 hours, however some could take upto 72 hours. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (C.B.P) will contact you if further information is required to process your application.
An ESTA is directly and electronically linked to the passport. You will need to again apply for a US ESTA, if you have received a new passport since your last ESTA approval.
Other than in case of receiving new passport, you also need to re-apply for the USA ESTA in case your previous ESTA has expired after 2 years, or you have changed your name, sex, or nationality.
No, there are no age requirements. All travellers irrespective of age must apply including children and infants. If you are eligible for the US ESTA, you need to obtain it to travel to United States regardless of your age.
The visitor can travel to United States on the Visitor Visa attached to their Passport but if they so wish they can also apply for the ESTA USA Visa on their Passport issued by a Visa-exempt country.
The mchakato wa maombi for the US ESTA is entirely online. The application has to be filled with relevant details online and submitted after the application payment is made. The applicant will be notified of the result of the application via email.
Hapana, huwezi kupanda ndege yoyote kwenda Merika isipokuwa umepata idhini ya Amerika ya ESTA.
Katika hali kama hiyo, unaweza kujaribu kuomba Visa ya Mgeni ya Merika katika Ubalozi wa karibu wa Amerika au Ubalozi.
No, in case of any mistake a fresh application for US ESTA must be submitted. However, if you hadn’t received the final decision on your first application, a fresh application might cause delays.
Your ESTA will be electronically archived but you will need to bring your linked Passport to the airport with you.
No, an ESTA only guarantees that you can board a flight to United States. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection official at the airport can deny you entry if you do not have all your documents, such as your passport, in order; if you pose any health or financial risk; and if you have previous criminal/terrorist history or previous immigration issues.