The ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorization) is an excellent way to travel to the United States without going through all the exhausting and seemingly endless visa application process. If you are a citizen from one of the 38 visa exempt countries, then you can take advantage of the ESTA travel authorization and enjoy the furthest and most exotic islands as well as the mainland of the United States.
One of the most popular and visited US islands is Hawaii. Apart from breathtaking nature, beautiful beaches and waves that make it one of the best surfing spots in the world, Hawaii is different in its way. Everything natural you like about Hawaii is due to the country’s geographical isolation from other ecosystems. This is why the Hawaii border control will carefully scan and inspect your luggage upon arrival and departure to verify no uninspected fruits or plants are being imported or exported from the country.
All passengers must have a valid ESTA for Hawaii before their departure for a 90-day remain period or less. Please note that a single ESTA travel authorization is valid for 2 consecutive years. Apart from having a valid ESTA, all travelers to the island must meet the following entry requirements:
It is recommended to apply for ESTA for Hawaii at least 72 hours before your departure. The ESTA online application process is fast and easy. It takes less than 10 minutes per applicant to complete and submit the ESTA form. During the application process, you will be asked to fill in your personal information. Furthermore, you will be required to answer to a number of “Yes” or “No” questions related to your medical and criminal history. It is of utmost importance to answer truthfully to all questions.
If you answer dishonestly to any of the ESTA form questions, the American authorities will have the right to reject your entry into the US, even though you hold a valid ESTA. What is more, it is probable that you will experience difficulties accessing the country during any thereafter visa application process.
Start your ESTA application process today! Plan your trip to Hawaii and enjoy the beautiful island for as long as 90 days per trip. Your ESTA travel application will be valid for 2 consecutive years.