Visa Process for Belgian Travelers to the USA

The United States of America is a tapestry of natural wonders, pulsing cities, and cultural monuments that beckon travelers from all around the world, including those from Belgium. As a Belgian citizen looking forward to exploring the vibrant streets of New York, the golden shores of California, or the historic trails of Boston, understanding the visa process is your first step to a hassle-free journey. The good news for Belgians is that the visa process is often quite simple, thanks to the Visa Waiver Program (VWP).

Under the VWP, Belgian citizens are granted the ease of obtaining an Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA), which allows for tourism, business, or while in transit for up to 90 days without the need for a traditional visa. We at eVisaUS are committed to guiding you through the ESTA application form and ensuring a smooth start to your American adventure.

ESTA for Belgian Citizens

Belgium is among the countries included in the VWP, which simplifies the process of entering the United States for short visits. Here’s an overview of the steps Belgian travelers need to undertake:

  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 find yourself needing an ESTA quickly, our expedited processing options are readily available at checkout to ensure you receive your travel authorization in time for your trip.

Benefits of ESTA for Belgian Travelers

An ESTA comes with several advantages for those hailing from VWP countries like Belgium:

  • Streamlined Process: No embassy visits or lengthy interviews. The entire process is completed online.
  • Convenient: Quick application times and the comfort of applying from anywhere.
  • Duration and Multiple Entries: ESTA is valid for two years or until the passport expires, and it allows for multiple 90-day visits during that time.

Nevertheless, it is crucial for Belgian citizens to apply for their ESTA before booking travel arrangements, as an approved ESTA is a requirement for boarding flights headed for the U.S.

Eligibility and Requirements

The eligibility for an ESTA requires that Belgian travelers possess:

  • A passport that is valid for at least six months beyond the period of intended stay in the U.S.
  • Reason for travel that is permissible under the VWP (tourism, certain types of business visits, or while in transit).
  • A return ticket if arriving by air or sea, signifying intent to leave the U.S. within 90 days.

For a comprehensive list of VWP countries, feel free to visit our dedicated VWP page.

Completing the ESTA Application

Completing the ESTA application is crucial, and Belgian citizens will need to provide:

  • Personal details including full name, date of birth, and passport information.
  • Contact details such as email and address in Belgium.
  • Employment information, if applicable.
  • Travel details including the U.S. point of contact and address while in the U.S.

Accuracy is key when filling out the form to avoid any delays in processing. If assistance is needed, our team at eVisaUS is readily available to help guide you through the application.

Travel Tips for Belgians Visiting the U.S.

Prior to arriving in the U.S., here are a few tips to ensure you have an enjoyable and seamless trip:

  • Check your passport validity and ensure that it aligns with the requirements of the VWP.
  • Have a printout of your ESTA approval or electronic copy accessible during your travel.
  • Be prepared to answer questions from U.S. Customs and Border Protection regarding the nature of your visit.

With the right preparation and a valid ESTA, Belgian citizens can look forward to an exciting and enriching travel experience in the United States. Be it for business endeavors or leisure pursuits, the U.S. offers a diverse landscape of opportunities waiting to be explored.


How far in advance should a Belgian citizen apply for an ESTA?
You should apply for an ESTA at least 72 hours before your departure, but it is advisable to do so as soon as you plan your trip.

What if my ESTA application is denied?
If for some reason your ESTA application is denied, you may apply for a visitor visa from the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate.

Can I extend my stay in the U.S. with an ESTA?
No, the ESTA does not allow for extensions. If you wish to stay longer, you must obtain a different type of visa.


Traversing the Atlantic from Belgium to the land of the free home of the brave is an exciting adventure that starts with obtaining your ESTA. At eVisaUS, we aim to provide you with a seamless application process, allowing you more time to plan your trip. Apply for your ESTA today, and take the first step towards your American journey with us by your side.

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