Many foreign visitors planning to enter the U.S. are worried about their visa, ESTA or other type of travel authorization, required of all non-immigrants. One of the most common questions comes from parents asking:
“Does my child need an ESTA? It’s still a baby.” This article aims at sharing all relevant information, regarding the matter.
Adults, children as well as infants are required to have a valid ESTA, when travelling to the United States, if citizens of a Visa Waiver Country. This is regardless of their age. Children and adults of all ages must have their own travel authorization, in order to travel and enter the United States. This is one of the most important requirements, set by the Customs and Border Control of America.
Applying for travel authorization is a legal requirement and it must be met by everyone, planning to visit the States, regardless of their age. Additionally, the same requirement is valid for those individuals who have a transferring flight through the U.S.
The application procedure on behalf of a third person is the same as applying for oneself. The difference is that in this case the adult, applying for their child, must specify their relation to the main applicant, during the application process.
For such cases it is recommendable to make your ESTA application and the one of your child through the same web page and, if possible, at the same time. This would be in the form of a group application.
Thusly, the Border Protection authorities will have access to your family’s entire application. This may facilitate the process. What is more, making a group application may result in receiving the approval at the same time, providing commodity for travelling.
For an easy online ESTA application, refer to our services. We will carefully review your application and provide you with further assistance, if needed.