USA ESTA Requirements for Irish Citizens

The USA ESTA stands for an Electronic System for Travel Authorization and is dedicated to the citizens of certain countries participating in the Visa Waiver Program. Irish citizens as one of the eligible nationalities can apply for ESTA online and use it for business, tourism, or tranist purpose

USA ESTA requirements for Irish citizens are standard ones and can be easily met by everyone. Basically, every applicant needs to have a valid passport and working electronic device with a stable Internet connection. ESTA application also requires filling out and submitting an online form. 

A holder of the approved ESTA can visit the States numerous times throughout its 2-year validity period. Each visit can last even up to 3 months

ESTA for Irish citizens makes traveling more accessible and convenient as there is no need to visit Embassy anymore to obtain a visa before a trip. The entire ESTA application is to be completed online!

USA ESTA requirements for Irish citizens

Irish citizens need to prepare a passport that will not expire throughout the entire duration of the planned US trip. The online application for ESTA visa waiver requires three things more:

  • working electronic device with Internet access
  • active email address
  • valid means of online payment

As you may see, ESTA requirements are reduced to the minimum to enable fast and straightforward online applications

How to apply for USA ESTA from Ireland?

To start the ESTA application, you need to go to the left panel and indicate one purpose of your trip to the States. Next, click the 'Apply Online' button to be redirected to the online ESTA form. Now, you are only three steps ahead of getting the approval of your electronic visa, which go as follows:

  1. Enter basic personal and passport information like, e.g., email address and your passport number. You will also be asked to provide some travel-related details. After ensuring that all provided data is correct, go to the next step.
  2. Cover the ESTA service fee, which is 49 Euro.
  3. Finally, go to your email address and check for the confirmation number that will arrive soon after making the payment. 

It is essential to check if the number confirming your application was delivered to your inbox. Without it, it may be impossible to verify your application status. Please remember to contact our support team any time you encounter some problems. 

Your approved ESTA will be sent to your email too. All travelers are advised to print it out as a backup for the electronic copy required during the airport control.

USA ESTA processing time and fees for Irish citizens


The average time to expect the approval of ESTA is 24 hours. Nevertheless, every applicant must know that the standard time is 3 business days, so the online application should be submitted at least 72 business hours before the planned American trip. 

Please note: Every application is processed individually, and the real processing time is at the total discretion of the US government. 


Irish citizens need to cover the service fee of 49 Euro. The fee is charged for handling all the formalities for our applicants. Our e-Visa experts will take care of everything to link you with your ESTA on time!

The processing fee is the same for all nationalities participating in US Visa Waiver Program. 

How long can Irish citizens stay in the USA with ESTA?

ESTA for Irish citizens is issued for two years and allows them to enter the States multiple times. The single stay can last up to 90 days (3 months). The validity is to be counted from its date of issue. ESTA holders can visit the United States if their travel purpose is related to tourism, transit, or business

If the passport of a traveler expires, ESTA becomes automatically invalid too. It is then necessary to submit a new application online and get a valid entry permit to enter the States one more time. 


  • It is obligatory to submit an online form at least 3 business days in advance of the planned US trip.
  • Every Irish applicant needs to fill out a separate form as one approved ESTA can be assigned only to one person.
  • Participants of the US Visa Waiver Program cannot travel to the States with ESTA for employment purposes!
  • The passport of the ESTA holder must remain valid for the entire planned stay in the USA.

Is it safe to use Evisa Express to get the USA ESTA?

Our team of dedicated visa experts assists travelers in obtaining electronic visas to many worldwide destinations. We can offer affordable professional assistance to anyone eligible for an ESTA visa online. 

Having been in business since 2016, we gained vast experience in the successful processing of visa applications and helping thousands of people travel safely to the USA.  

Our goal is to make the process as simple, quick, and convenient as possible for our clients by providing them with the best customer service at all times. 

For those who do not want to go through the hassle of applying themselves or need help getting their visa approved, Evisa Express can do it for you quickly and without complications

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