The American visa policy offers various entry authorizations to international visitors, depending on their citizenship. The ESTA was introduced to facilitate travel to the US without requiring a visa. It is part of the American Visa Waiver Program (VWP).
The US ESTA has a fast and straightforward application process, which is done entirely online. Travelers from Norway can avoid having to arrange an embassy appointment for a standard visa. This saves time, money, and is a more convenient option to visit the United States.
The ESTA is valid for 2 years and grants multiple entries to the US for Norwegians and a stay of 90 days during each visit. It adds a lot of flexibility for Norwegian citizens planning to enter the US at their convenience and as often as they require.
The ESTA authorizes entry for tourism, business, and transit. It grants admission to visit friends or family, explore tourist attractions, attend business meetings or conferences, or simply transit through the US on to their final destination.
Norwegian passport holders planning to relocate to the US for long-term academic studies or full-time job-seeking should note the US ESTA does not cover these activities and they should therefore schedule a visit at the American embassy in Oslo.