How long does it take for the US ESTA to be approved?

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The United States government application portal specifies a processing time of up to 72 hours.

In our experience, most responses are received within 7 hours after being submitted to the government, but this can vary. The review time and decision of an application are decided entirely by the government.

As always, you'll receive your ESTA as soon as it's been approved, and we'll immediately contact you if there are any issues.


Please note the government’s application processing timeframes that are stated are estimates and based on our experience. It’s important to note that sherpa° is not responsible for applications taking longer than the timeframes outlined here. 

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