CONDITIONS OF ENTRY INTO THE UNITED STATES WITH THE ESTA CERTIFICATE
Spending a stay in the USA requires an entry permit. The ESTA certificate is a security measure put in place to replace the usual visa applications if you do not intend to stay in the territory for more than three months (90 days exactly).
WHAT IS ESTA CERTIFICATE?
You can obtain the ESTA certificate from the American authorities by filling out the form provided. This form can be downloaded online from the official government website or from specialized websites. The answer will be given to you after three days maximum.
If it is favorable, it will be accompanied by the ESTA certificate. If it is negative , you will not be able to enter the USA unless you try your luck ten days later or if you apply for a visa. The ESTA document is valid for multiple entries for two years. However, it is strictly forbidden to reside more than 90 days in the USA with an ESTA certificate. It will also not be possible to exercise a profession on site.
WHAT ARE THE FAVORABLE CRITERIA FOR A POSITIVE RESPONSE TO ESTA DEMAND?
There are many conditions for obtaining ESTA . Firstly, the length of stay should not exceed three months. The reason is necessarily a tourist visit, a transit or a business trip. The current passport must be biometric or electronic. And finally, the applicant must pay the registration and registration fees.
WHAT ARE THE APPLICANT’S ETHICAL CRITERIA?
The ESTA questionnaire contains questions on morality, if an answer questions the ethics of the applicant which must be in accordance with good customs, the right of entry may be refused.
CAN WE MODIFY THE ESTA LONG STAY VISA CERTIFICATE?
|The ESTA certificate is issued only for stays of less than three months. The request for a long-stay visa will be subject to a different administrative procedure. It is therefore impossible to change the ESTA visa into a long stay visa. If the person, during his stay in the United States, finds a job or decides to study there, he has the obligation to return to his country of origin and to apply for a long stay visa by providing all the required conditions.