Applying for the US ESTA is quick and easy. Swedish nationals must confirm they meet the requirements for international travel to proceed. These are detailed below:
- A Swedish passport, which must be valid between the date of arrival and departure in the United States
- A debit or credit card to pay the processing fee
- A valid email address to receive the approved ESTA
Swedish citizens must ensure their passport is valid during their stay in the United States. The American government elaborated a list of countries whose citizens are exempt from having a passport valid for six months or more called the Six-Month Club. Sweden is part of this club, and its nationals traveling to the US simply need to check their passports will be valid throughout their stay in America.
Additionally, they must confirm the card they will use to pay the ESTA processing fee is activated for international transactions. Finally, they must ensure the email id they use to apply is one they regularly use. The American government will issue the approved ESTA to Swedish applicants by email only.
Swedes with dual citizenship should remember that the ESTA is electronically linked to the passport originally used in the application form. They must ensure they will travel with the same passport as the one used to request the ESTA.
Likewise, if their passport is stolen or misplaced after applying for the ESTA, but before their visit to the United States, then they must reapply for a new ESTA. The Electronic System for Travel Authorization is a unique travel authorization that cannot be transferred to a second document.