Andorra has been a member of the Visa Waiver Program since 1991. This allows citizens from Andorra to visit the US VISA FOR ANDORRA CITIZENS and tourism by applying for an ESTA instead if a traditional US visa.
ESTA Requirements and Important Information
- ESTA is for visits restricted to 90 days or less
- Required for travellers either flying or arriving by sea to the US
- Applicant must have a biometric passport
- ESTA lasts for two years,or until passport expires
- Can be used for tourism, business, medical or transit in US
- Children require their own ESTA Can be used for multiple visits to the US
Benefits of Applying for ESTA for Andorran Citizens
Citizens of Andorra can benefit from the faster and simpler process of applying for an ESTA, whilst citizens of countries that are not in the VWP must apply for a US visa. As well as being faster to process an ESTA application, the ESTA application fee is less than the visa application fee.
Another advantage of using an ESTA is that citizens of Andorra are able to use it for multiple trips to the US, as it is issued for two years (or until the passport expires if this is sooner). The ESTA form is fairly short, requiring details such as name, address, DOB and passport details. There is also a set of questions related to security screening and your travel plans for the US.
The ESTA provides the required level of travel authorization for Andorran citizens to visit the US for a period of up to 90 days. If they want to stay in the US for longer than 90 days, or want to work or study in the US then they would need to complete a US visa application.
How Andorran Citizens Can Apply for ESTA
Citizens from Andorra just need a valid, biometric passport, an email address and a card to pay the ESTA application fee. Completing the ESTA form takes around ten minutes and the processing is usually very fast. Whilst it is recommended that Andorran citizens apply for their ESTA at least 72 hours prior to their travel, the ESTA is usually processed on the same day.
Once the ESTA has been completed, it is very important that the applicant checks the information over before submitting it. An error such as an incorrect passport number will result in the ESTA getting declined, in which case another application would need to be sent and another application fee paid.
Once the details have been checked, the fee is paid via electronic payment card and the form is then submitted for review. If approved, the ESTA will then be electronically linked to the passport.
What to do if ESTA is Declined
If the ESTA is declined, there is still the possibility to re-apply if there was a mistake on the form. Otherwise, the option is to apply for a US visa, such as tourist visa as travel authorization instead. If you are applying for a US VISA FOR AUSTRIAN CITIZENS, you will need to complete a DS-160 form and arrange an interview at the US Embassy in Spain.
The address for the US Embassy for Andorran citizens is:
U.S. Embassy Madrid
Calle de Serrano, 75
28006 Madrid, Spain
U.S. Consulate General Barcelona
Paseo Reina Elisenda de Montcada, 23
08034 Barcelona, España
Benefits of ESTA for Andorran citizens:
- Use for multiple visits to US
- Processing time is fast
- Use for tourism, business, medical or transit
- Visit US for up to 90 days
- Quick to complete application
- Fill in form via mobile or desktop