Renewing Your USA Visa Made Easy

The anticipation of visiting the United States often comes with the excitement of experiencing the legendary American Dream – a land brimming with diverse cultures, innovations, and countless opportunities. For Hungarians who’ve previously tasted the allure of U.S. travel, renewing a U.S. visa remains a crucial step to re-entering this vast melting pot. Whether it’s to gaze at the towering skyscrapers of New York City, bask in the glitz and glamour of Los Angeles, or delve into the rich historical tapestry of Washington D.C., ensuring your visa is up to date is essential to making your travel dreams a reality once again.

For many Hungarians, the most convenient path to U.S. travel is through the Visa Waiver Program (VWP), which allows for visa-free visits for up to 90 days. Under this program, the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) serves as a simplified travel authorization process, distinct from the traditional visa application. Before delving into the specifics of renewing your U.S. travel authorization, let’s highlight what makes the ESTA a compelling option for eligible travelers from Hungary and other VWP Countries.

Understanding the ESTA for Hungarians

The ESTA is not a visa, but rather a required travel authorization for VWP nationals seeking to enter the United States by air or sea for short visits. It is designed to enhance security measures while streamlining the entry process into the U.S. For Hungarian citizens, the ESTA application can be a smooth, straightforward process to ensure legal and hassle-free entry into the country.

Hungarian nationals can take advantage of the ESTA’s several benefits:

  • It’s a quicker and more convenient process compared to applying for a traditional U.S. visa.
  • An approved ESTA can be valid for up to two years, allowing multiple entries into the United States.
  • Its online application system means you can apply from anywhere, at any time, without needing to visit a consulate or embassy.

Routine vs. Expedited ESTA Renewal

Just like the initial application, renewing an ESTA is a process that can be swiftly accomplished online. However, knowing when your authorization is nearing its expiration is key to avoiding travel disruptions. While ESTA renewals can generally be processed within 72 hours, if you find yourself in a time crunch, expedited renewal options are available to suit your urgent travel needs.

How to Renew Your ESTA

If your ESTA is expiring soon or has already expired, renewing it involves the following straightforward steps:

  1. Fill out our user-friendly online application form. The process is swift, requiring about 10 minutes, with your passport information at hand.
  2. Submit your application and provide the necessary payment, which can be done through various modes, including PayPal, Apple Pay, Google Pay, or Credit Card.
  3. Receive your ESTA via email within 72 hours. Once you get your approved travel authorization, you’re all set for your American adventure.

For those who need their ESTA sooner, we provide two expedited processing options that you can select at checkout.

FAQs About Renewing Your ESTA

Can I renew my ESTA before it expires?

Yes, you can apply for ESTA renewal at any time, even before the expiration date. It’s advisable to apply for your renewal in advance to ensure there is no gap in your eligibility for travel under the VWP.

What if my passport has expired or changed?

If your passport has expired or your personal details have changed, you’ll need to apply for a new ESTA as your current ESTA is linked to your passport number.

How long will my new ESTA be valid?

Each new ESTA approval usually carries a validity period up to two years. However, if your passport expires before the two-year mark, your ESTA will expire along with the passport.

Do I need to print my ESTA?

While it’s not required, as your ESTA is electronically linked to your passport, it can be wise to have a printed copy for your records and to provide at airline check-ins if requested.


For Hungarian citizens looking to renew their travel authorization, the ESTA offers a fast, reliable, and easy online process. By staying informed and planning ahead, you can ensure that your trip to the United States goes as smoothly as the process of obtaining your ESTA renewal. We are here to help you through the procedure to ensure that you are ready to embark on your next U.S. journey with the necessary travel authorization in your email inbox.

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