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UNITED STATES ESTA

COVID-19 GUIDELINES

Before Entering to USA
1. If you're visiting for less than 90 days and from an eligible country you maybe able to apply for the USA ESTA Waiver, visa conditions apply. If you are not eligible you must apply for a visitor visa directly with the US Embassy or Consulate.
2. Air passengers, 2 years or older, traveling to the United States from another country must present a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before boarding their flights. .
3. All travellers aged 18 and over must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof of vaccination to travel to the US by air, unless they are US citizens or US permanent residents.
4. If you're not fully vaccinated, you won't be allowed to board a flight to the US, unless you qualify for an exception.
5. All passengers, regardless of citizenship or vaccination status, will need to show a negative COVID-19 test result taken no more than one day before travel.
6. Airlines must confirm the negative test result for all passengers or documentation of recovery before they board. If a passenger does not provide documentation of a negative test or recovery, or chooses not to take a test, the airline may deny boarding.
7. Further details can be found here : https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2021/p1203-covid-testing-tightens-intl.html
8. Children under the age of 18 are excepted from the vaccination requirement.
9. Children aged two years and older are required to meet pre-departure COVID-19 testing requirements (see below) or present documentation of having recovered from COVID-19 within the last 90 days.
10. Unvaccinated children aged two years or older travelling with a fully vaccinated adult can provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test taken within three days of departure.
11. Unvaccinated children aged two years and older travelling alone or with an unvaccinated adult(s) will need to provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test taken within one day of departure.
Quarantine Requirements
1. CDC continues to recommend that all travelers get a COVID-19 viral test 3-5 days after arrival, and that unvaccinated travelers should quarantine for 7 days after travel.
2. US states have their own quarantine requirements for new arrivals from overseas and/or for domestic travel from other US states.
Other Information
1. Airlines and other aircraft operators will collect contact information for passengers before they board a flight to the United States from a foreign country. The purpose of collecting this information is to identify and locate passengers who may have been exposed to a person with a communicable disease for public health follow-up.
2. Airlines will retain the information for 30 days and transmit the information to CDC upon request for contact tracing and public health follow-up to keep people safe.

View the complete COVID-19 Guidelines

GENERAL VISA INFORMATION


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.

Australian passport holders (regardless of country of birth, nationality or whether they hold another passport) are not affected by the US Executive Order banning certain foreign nationals entering the United States.


Eligibility requirements for VWP(visa waiver program) travels

Travelers in the following categories are no longer eligible to travel or be admitted to the United States under the VWP:

1. Nationals of VWP countries who have been present in Iraq, Syria, or countries listed under specified designation lists (currently including Iran and Sudan) at any time on or after March 1, 2011 (with limited government/military exceptions).

2. Nationals of VWP countries who have been present in Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, at any time on or after March 1, 2011 (with limited government/military exceptions).

These restrictions do not apply to VWP travelers whose presence in Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia, or Yemen was to perform military service in the armed forces of a program country, or in order to carry out official duties as a full-time employee of the government of a program country. We recommend those who have traveled to the seven countries listed above for military/official purposes bring with them appropriate documentation when traveling through a U.S. port of entry.


OUR VISA SERVICE

Our visa processing services, all visa applications goes through our pre-check service to meet the strict visa requirements before submitting for visa processing. All approved visas are post-checked to ensure the visas are issued as requested.


IMPORTANT

All travellers are required to comply with the visa requirements. This will prevent your visa application from being rejected or delayed.

Passport

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.

Photo

You need to provide a recent passport size colour photo taken within the last 6 months.

Flight Itinerary

You are required to provide a copy of your flight itinerary showing your full name, with details of your entry and exit dates.

Supporting Document

You may be required to provide additional supporting documents depending on the type of visa you apply.


Minors

Children under years of age needs to comply with the same visa requirements as adults.

Unaccompanied minors

A letter of consent by the parents may be required. In some circumstance, additional supporting documents may need to be submitted with the application.


VISA REQUIREMENTS AND FEES

Find the visa requirements, visa fees and our service fees that applies to Australia passport nationality.

View the complete list of visa requirements by citizen/passport nationality page.