In the case of travel under the visa waiver program, the general rule is that the passport must be valid 6 months after returning from the United States. Please note that Swedish passports have a country-by-country agreement and are excluded from the six-month rule and can be used as long as the validity of the passport covers the entire stay in the United States. On the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, you will find a complete list of countries that have reached an agreement by country. To meet VWP requirements upon arrival in the United States by air or sea, you must travel through a ”signatory and signatory” who has signed an agreement guaranteeing U.S. transportation if you find yourself inadmissible or deported. Most commercial airlines departing from Australia for the United States are signatories. A full list of signatories is available here. As of September 9, 2010, a $14 fee will be charged for submitting an ESTA application. VWP travellers should be aware that unauthorized third parties have created websites that charge visitors an additional or higher fee for ESTA information and requests. These sites are not supported by, or associated with, the U.S. government. To apply for ESTA, please go to: esta.cbp.dhs.gov you need a passport valid at least 6 months after your scheduled departure from the United States (unless they are exempt from country-specific agreements). For families, each family member, including young children and children, must have their own passport.
ESTA is an automated system that allows visitors to travel to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). The ESTA authorization does not allow a traveller to be authorized in the United States. U.S. Customs and Border Guard officers determine eligibility for the arrival of travellers. THE ESTA application collects biographical information and answers to questions related to the VWP`s authorization. ESTA applications can be submitted at any time prior to the start of the trip, but it is recommended that travellers apply as soon as they begin to prepare travel plans or before purchasing airfares. The U.S. government is no longer responsible for immigration issues in the Federated States of Micronesia (WSF), but New Zealand citizens are generally allowed to stay without a visa for 30 days. Upon arrival, visitors must provide a full immigration FSM departure and arrival check-in, issued by the airline prior to arrival.