US ESTA Visa Waiver for Italian Citizens

As one of 40 member countries participating in the US Visa Waiver Program, Italian citizens can travel visa-free to the States. All Italians, however, need to apply for an electronic travel permit via the online Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA). 

The American Government implemented ESTAs to boost tourism by making it easier for travelers from certain countries, including Italy, to obtain a visa. Travelers from Italy do not need to bother themselves with Embassy visits, thanks to the Visa Waiver Program. They can obtain an ESTA online not even stepping a foot of their home. 

Stressful paperwork and long-lasting interviews are the things of the past now! ESTA application itself will not take more than 15 minutes while taking place 100% online!

Holders of the approved electronic travel authorization can go to the US to handle business affairs, explore the available American tourist attractions, or transit through the States for 2 years of ESTA validity period. A single visit to America can last up to 3 months

Since USA ESTA is issued as a multiple-entry permit, Italians can enter the States numerous times as long as their electronic travel authorization remains valid.

USA ESTA requirements for Italian citizens

ESTA requirements for Italian citizens are straightforward and only minimal. To start filling out the online form, all applicants should first prepare the following

  • a valid passport
  • an active email address (provide the address checked systematically as the approved ESTA will be delivered there)
  • access o any means of online payment (e.g., credit or debit card)

Make also sure that the electronic device you'll be using to complete the application process has a stable internet connection to submit your application hassle-free!

How to apply for the USA ESTA from Italy?

ESTA applications start by clicking on the 'Apply Online' button. After that, there are only a few steps left to get the approval for your ESTA:

  1. Provide standard personal data and passport details. Before moving on to the next step, make sure that all the information typed is error-free.
  2. Pay the service fee of 49 Euro for processing your ESTA application. 
  3. Lastly, check your email inbox for the confirmation number. It should arrive immediately after paying the fee.

Do not forget to check if you have received the confirmation number in your email. It is essential to be able to check the progress of your ESTA application. Should you encounter any problems, feel free to contact our support team

Upon approval of your application, your ESTA will reach your email inbox, just as the confirmation number did. From that point on, the approved ESTA will be linking directly to your passport, eliminating the need to print your ESTA.

USA ESTA processing time and fees for Italian citizens


On average, Italian citizens can expect the approval of their ESTA application within 24 hours of submitting an online form. However, as the standard processing time is 3 business days, it is necessary for the application to be filled out and submitted early enough (at least 72 business hours in advance of the planned departure to the US). 

Important note: It is at the total discretion of the US Government when your application is processed. That is why the handling time can differ and be elongated if the US authorities find it necessary.


Every applicant choosing our services needs to cover a fee of 49 Euro. The fee is the same for all eligible applicants, no matter their nationality.

How long can Italian citizens stay in the USA with an ESTA?

Italian citizens can plan multiple entries to the United States within 2 years, during which ESTA remains valid. Every single visit to the US can be up to 3 months long. The validity of ESTA starts on its issuance date

Should your passport expire, get lost, or be damaged, you will need to submit a new application as your ESTA will automatically become invalid


  • Make sure that your passport used in the ESTA application will remain valid during the entire trip to the US.
  • You cannot travel with an ESTA to the States for employment purposes. If you need a work visa, please contact the nearest US Embassy.
  • All Italians need to submit separate online applications since one ESTA can be matched to only one applicant.
  • 3 business days in advance is the minimum time period to submit an online ESTA application before going to the US.

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

We are a company that has been in business since 2016, with experience of successfully and helpfully dealing with thousands of applicants who need visas for travel.

If you are afraid of your data safety, we use SSL certificates to ensure that all information is encrypted. Moreover, we are constantly upgrading our system and adding new eVisa destinations so you can enjoy even better quality service!

We are here to make your dreams of an exciting overseas vacation a reality. We can help you get your ESTA hassle-free and quickly, with only a few simple clicks! For those who need ESTA approval fast, Evisa Express is the answer!

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