New ESTA Fee for Visa Waiver Travelers Now in Effect


The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) instituted a new $14 fee on September 8,2010 for all travelers visiting the United States under the Visa Waiver Program. Such travelers must register 72 hours in advance of their travel with the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) program. ESTA registration and authorization previously had been free. For updated information, you have visit the CBP website at:


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