How Swedish Citizens Get a US Entry Permit

What is a US Entry Permit?

A US Entry Permit, also known as an ESTA, will allow citizens of Sweden to visit the US without a visa for up to 90 days. An ESTA will permit Swedish citizens to go to the US for tourism, for short study reasons, on a medical basis, for business, and for other purposes.

An ESTA is a permit used in the place of a visa when a visa isn't required, if the traveler is going for 90 days or less, or for travel purposes allowed under the ESTA, Swedish Citizens would need an ESTA rather than a visa.

Since 2009 it has been compulsory for Swedish citizens to obtain an approved ESTA to enter the US. If a Swedish citizen is denied an ESTA, or if they wish to travel to the United States for more than 90 days or for other purposes than those stated under the ESTA, then Swedish passport holders would be required to apply for a US visa to suit their needs.

How a Swedish Citizen can acquire a US Entry Permit.

Swedish citizens must apply for an ESTA online, before boarding transport to the US, it is necessary to apply for the ESTA up to 72 hours before departure.

To acquire a US entry permit, Swedish citizens will need a valid passport, and each dependent or adult will need a separate ESTA.

A US Entry Permit will cost the Swedish citizen applying $14, this will be paid online, and some of the valid payment methods include PayPal, MasterCard, Visa, and American Express.

How does the ESTA Application work?

To apply for an ESTA, you will need to apply online, so access to a laptop, PC, or mobile phone is essential. You will need a valid passport (for each person applying), from a visa waiver program country. You will need the traveler's current email address, home address, and phone number. You will also need to appoint an emergency contact, along with their email and phone number.

When applying you may also be required to provide alternative information such as; any other names you may have, national ID or personal ID number, Global Entry ID number, travelers employers address and phone number, as well as a point of contact in the US (if applicable), these information details won't apply to all people. They will only be asked for if relevant to the Swedish Citizen, whom in which is applying.

Getting help with your ESTA Application.

Although the process of applying for a US Entry Permit is pretty straightforward, quick and easy. For some Swedish Citizens and European passport citizens, the process can be somewhat trickier.

If you are having trouble applying for an ESTA, then the USA ESTA Center is a great place to start.‌ They can provide guidance and help with ESTA applications.

Whether you are having issues applying, or are overwhelmed with all of the information, the USA ESTA Center is there to help with questions, and to assist with applications.

The USA ESTA Center has made applying for your ESTA a lot simpler, and have streamlined the process as much as possible. Therefore making it easier and helping with those struggling to apply.

References

Electronic System for Travel Authorization - U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Apply for ESTA – Electronic Travel permit system
Official ESTA application website, US Customs and Border Protection
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