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ESTA application fees

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Application service fee

In addition to the $14 application fee paid to the U.S., there will be an application service fee

U.S. Department of Homeland Security application fee ($14) + application service fee = 7,236 JPY (including tax)

Details of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security application fee ($14)

Processing costs ($4): Costs of processing your Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) application
Authorization costs ($10): Cost charged if your application is approved
Note: If your application is denied, you will be charged only the processing costs ($4)

You may complete the payment by credit card or PayPal account.

Enter payment details in the form on the credit-card payment page that appears after entering your application information.
See here for detailed payment methods.

Receipts

A receipt for your application fee will be sent by email.
If you like to receive a receipt, enter "Receipt requested" on the inquiry form and click "Submit."

Cancellation

If you request cancellation prior to completion of ESTA registration in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s computer system, you will be refunded the difference between the application fee and the payment fee of 300 JPY. Cancellation and refunds are not available once the application process has reached the stage of completion of registration of authorization. under the ESTA authorization system it is not possible to cancel authorization or payment after registration.

See here for details of how to submit an inquiry

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About the application service

This site provides customers with full support for complex ESTA application procedures.

Travelers eligible to use the Visa Waiver Program

Travelers who satisfy the following conditions, and are visiting the United States (any of the 50 states including Alaska and Hawaii), or entering for transit in the United States on the way to other countries:

Restrictions on usable passports

Travelers eligible to use the visa waiver program must have valid machine-readable passports. Their passports must satisfy the following conditions, depending on the dates they were issued.

Prior notes

ESTA authorization may be refused in cases such as when the traveler has had a visa cancelled in the past, has a history of arrest (regardless of whether or not the person was convicted), has a criminal record, has certain communicable diseases, has been refused entry to the U.S. in the past, has been deported, has overstayed his or her time under the visa waiver program in the past, or has been denied ESTA authorization. In these cases, the traveler must obtain a visa to visit the U.S. Travelers who have not been arrested for minor infractions or who were not prosecuted or convicted may be able to use the visa waiver program. In a case in which a traveler has been charged with a traffic violation in the U.S. and failed to pay the fine or failed to appear when summoned to court, an arrest warrant may have been issued, and the person may not be able to pass immigration screening. Travelers in such cases must first resolve the issue and then apply for ESTA authorization or for a visa before traveling to the U.S.

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updated:2018/10/1