Autorisation de Voyage (SEAV ou ESTA) or Travel Authorization (SEAV or ESTA) is the Electronic System of Travel authorization (ESTA), or called as Electronic Travel Authorization System (SEAV), which is an intelligent system of the US department of Homeland Security. The system was introduced on January 12, 2009 under Visa Waiver Program (VWP), benefiting the nationals of some specific countries. Erstwhile, these nationals were required to undergo long visa issuing process, but introduction of this system made travel easy for nationals of these countries.
Benefits of Autorisation de Voyage (SEAV ou ESTA)
There are many benefits of Autorisation de Voyage (SEAV ou ESTA) or Travel Authorization (SEAV or ESTA). It saves lot of money and time compared to issuing of visa because the service charge for issuing this document is nominal and time required for issuing this document is quite less compared to an elaborate visa process. The application for authorization can be made online on the website of the US Customs and Border Protection. The required form I-942 must be completed before taking flight to United States. Thus, you have no hassle of visa processing, if you are from the eligible country, the member country under Visa Waiver program, and traveling to United States on a leisure or business trip for a period not exceeding 90 days. The official website offers all assistance in checking your eligibility and filling online application. The application is submitted online with a nominal fee which is just $14 at present.
Autorisation de Voyage (SEAV ou ESTA) has low rejection rate
There is an additional benefit to apply for Autorisation de Voyage (SEAV ou ESTA). The rejection rate of issuing this document is too low compared to visa which has greater possibility of rejection due to several reasons beyond applicants control. The visa processing has too many requirements and non-fulfilment of any requirement can lead to rejection and spoil your trip. Thus, travel authorization is best for short duration trip to United States.