USA: Evisa Application Denied: Common Reasons & Solutions for Andorrans

Traveling to the United States is a dream for many around the world, including citizens of Andorra. As a country that is part of the Visa Waiver Program (VWP), Andorrans have the privilege of applying for an ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorization) to visit the United States for tourism, business, or while in transit, for stays of up to 90 days without obtaining a visa. The allure of cities such as New York, San Francisco, and the scenic beauty of the national parks make the US an attractive destination. Despite the simplified process, there are instances where an ESTA can be denied, preventing entry into the US. Understanding these reasons can help travelers avoid potential pitfalls and prepare better for their application.

Understanding ESTA and Reasons for Denial

Applying for an ESTA is generally a straightforward process, but it’s important to know that approval is not guaranteed. While ESTA denials may seem discouraging, knowing the common grounds for refusal can help you navigate the process with greater confidence.

Overstaying or Previous Violation of Visa Terms

If you have previously overstayed or violated the terms of a US visa or ESTA authorization, this could result in denial of your ESTA application. Adherence to visa regulations is critical for maintaining eligibility for future entry into the United States.

Security and Health-Related Grounds

For reasons of security and public health, certain conditions may lead to a denied ESTA. These include having a communicable disease of public health significance or having a criminal record involving moral turpitude or drug violations. Security concerns, such as being suspected of having ties to terrorism or posing a threat to public safety, also lead to denials.

Incorrect or Incomplete Application

Making sure your application form is filled out accurately and completely is vital. Even small mistakes or omissions can result in the rejection of your ESTA. Double-checking entries against your passport information can prevent these simple yet crucial errors.

Changes in Circumstance or Eligibility

Changes in your personal circumstances or eligibility may impact the success of your application. For example, new criminal charges, changes in health status, or recently denied US visas can affect your approval for ESTA.

Payment Issues

An often overlooked aspect is ensuring the payment for your ESTA application is processed successfully. Issues with payment, such as using a non-accepted payment method or having insufficient funds, can lead to a denial. Remember, the ESTA application requires payment acceptance for the process to be complete.

How to Apply for an ESTA as a Citizen of Andorra

For citizens of Andorra looking to apply for an ESTA, the process is user-friendly and can be completed in a few simple steps:

  1. Fill out our easy-to-use online application form. The application takes about 10 minutes. Make sure to have your passport handy.
  2. Submit & Pay for your application. We accept all payment types. PayPal, Apple Pay, Google Pay & Credit Card.
  3. Get your ESTA emailed to you within 72hrs. We’ll email you your approved travel authorization, and that’s it, you’re ready to go!

If you need your ESTA in a hurry, you can choose from our two expedited processing options. Simply select your add-on at checkout.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What if my ESTA application is denied?

If your ESTA application is denied, you have the option to apply for a visa at a US Embassy or Consulate. This process is more detailed and requires an in-person interview.

Is it possible to reapply for an ESTA after denial?

If your situation has changed, or the denial was due to an error in your application, you may reapply for an ESTA after 10 days. Ensure that you have rectified any issues before reapplying.

Does being denied an ESTA mean I am banned from the US?

No, an ESTA denial does not mean you are banned from the US. You may still be eligible for a visa, and the denial only pertains to the Visa Waiver Program.

How can I increase my chances of ESTA approval?

Ensure all information on your application is accurate, respond honestly to all questions, and have a valid reason for travel that falls under the ESTA guidelines.


A denied ESTA does not spell the end of your travel dreams. By understanding the reasons behind potential denials and meticulously preparing your application, you increase your chances of gaining authorization to visit the United States. For Andorrans, the ease of the ESTA program opens the door to business opportunities and tourism experiences that the US has to offer. Always approach the application process with attention to detail and plan ahead to ensure the best possible outcome.

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