There are a number of steps to obtain the ESTA visa waiver for citizens of Singapore. The first step is to fill out the online application form.
This form is quick to complete, taking most people less than 15 minutes to finish. It includes a few questions about the Singaporean traveler’s personal information, including the following details:
- Full name (first name and surname)
- Date of birth
- Place of birth
The applicant must also enter their passport details, including the following:
- Passport number
- Date of issue
- Date of expiry
- Issuing country
The form then asks for contact information, including a current email address.
There are also a number of security questions regarding health, previous activities in the United States (if any), and if the visitor from Singapore has any criminal record.
Applicants must then pay the ESTA processing fee with a valid form of payment, such as a credit card or debit card.
Before submitting the ESTA application, it is highly recommended to go back through the form and double check to make sure that the information is accurate and correct. Inconsistencies or errors in the application can lead to a possible delay or even a rejection of the ESTA. US Customs reserves the right to revoke a traveler’s ESTA at any time.
Once the US ESTA has been approved, Singaporean travelers should print out a copy of the confirmation email. Although this is not a formal requirement, it is a good idea to do so in case the gate agent asks for proof of an ESTA when you are boarding your flight.