Do Children Need An ESTA Visa?
While some families may be able to get a joint visa depending on their requirements (such as if you’re looking to move to the United States), if you are simply travelling as a family, then every member of the family, including children, will need their own ESTA Visa.
How Can I Fill Out My Children’s Application?
Filling out an ESTA application for your children is exactly the same process as doing it yourself. It is important that you fill out the details exactly. Children whether they are accompanied or unaccompanied by an adult all need to have an ESTA application carried out, regardless of their age if they are a citizen of one of the countries under the Visa Waiver Program. If you are completing an ESTA application on behalf of the client, then you will need to ensure that you understand the terms of the ESTA and answer truthfully as their parent or guardian.
What About If My Child Is Listed On My Passport?
A children’s passport (a child listed on a parent’s passport) is not eligible for a Visa Application, unless issued before 2006. Due to the time-stamp, this means that all children will need to have their own passports, and a digital photograph integrated into the data page. If you are travelling as a family, every member of the family will need to have their own, individual ESTA visa application approved.