Australians are eligible part of the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) which permit Australian citizens to travel to United States for the purpose of business or tourism for stays of up to 90 days without a visa. You will need to obtain a travel authorization approval via Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) which will permit you to board a plane or vessel to travel to United States. It is recommended to apply for your USA ESTA authorization approval at least 1 week before your departure.
All travellers are required to comply with the following visa requirements guidelines. This will prevent your visa application from being rejected or delayed.
Please ensure your original passport has a validity of at least 6 months with a minimum of 2 blank visa pages. This will avoid any complications at the airport check-in, customs and immigration checkpoints.
Passport conditions that may affect the assessment of your visa application and potentially being denied entry into the country:
Expired passport or due to expire before arrival or during your trip.
Water damaged passport that cannot be scanned to identify the person.
Cut or torn passports depending on the degree of the damage may be considered void.
Visa Application Form
Please note when completing the visa application form, an incomplete or incorrect completion of the visa application form can cause delays, in certain cases you may be required to complete a new visa application form.
You need to provide a recent passport size colour photo taken within the last 6 months.
You are required to provide a copy of your flight itinerary showing your full name, with details of your entry and exit dates.
You may be required to provide additional supporting documents depending on the type of visa you apply.
Children under years of age needs to comply with the same visa requirements as adults.
A letter of consent by the parents may be required. In some circumstance, additional supporting documents may need to be submitted with the application.
Tourist Visa Requirements
To view detail of specific requirements, fees and the processing time, select the visa type: