Warning About Fraudulent ESTA Websites
July 27, 2011
The U.S. Embassy reminds travelers that there is only one official website for ESTA registration: https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov.
There are many other sites on the internet that offer to complete your registration for an additional fee, including some that fraudulently pose as the official ESTA website. You should be aware that there is no advantage to using such websites or having anyone apply for ESTA for you.
Since November 2008, Slovaks have been able to travel to the United States on the Visa Waiver Program. To travel on the Visa Waiver Program, you will need a biometric passport, an electronic travel authorization (ESTA) and your trip must be for 90 days or less. The ESTA application Web site is available in 21 languages, including Slovak, and includes a help section providing information about the application process.
In June 2009, Slovakia began issuing a newer version of biometric passport. Please note, however, that Slovak travelers can still travel on ANY biometric passport, even older versions. That means Slovaks can travel on any Slovak passport issued after January 2008, from which time all Slovak passports had biometrics. Travelers who got their passports after January 2008 do NOT need to apply for new passports to use the VWP.