Renewing Your USA Travel eVisa

Traveling to the United States presents an array of opportunities and experiences that are unique to the mosaic of cultures, breathtaking landscapes, and iconic landmarks that define this vast nation. For Latvian passport holders, the journey to the US brims with potential adventures, from exploring the sprawling urban jungles of New York City to unwinding in the serene landscapes of the national parks. As you plan your trip, ensuring your travel documents are up-to-date is crucial, particularly when it comes to visas and ESTA authorizations. Renewing your US visa or reapplying for an ESTA is an essential step in maintaining your eligibility to travel.

For those Latvian nationals taking advantage of the Visa Waiver Program (VWP), the ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorization) simplifies the process, allowing for ease of travel and a more streamlined entry into the United States. Let’s delve into what you need to know about renewing your US visa, or reapplying for your ESTA as a Latvian citizen, and how you can ensure your journey to the US is as smooth as the Montana plains.

Understanding the ESTA for Latvian Travelers

Before discussing the process of renewing your US visa, it is essential to clarify that Latvian citizens may be eligible for the ESTA under the VWP. This means that for trips of 90 days or less, you might not need a traditional visa at all. The ESTA allows for multiple entries into the United States, making it convenient for travelers who plan to visit frequently.

To check if you’re eligible for the VWP and can apply for an ESTA, please visit the relevant VWP Countries information page. If you find that your current visa is expiring, or you need to renew your ESTA, follow these straightforward steps:

  • Fill out our easy-to-use online application form. The application takes about 10 minutes. Make sure to have your passport handy.
  • Submit & Pay for your application. We accept all payment types. PayPal, Apple Pay, Google Pay & Credit Card.
  • 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.

Renewing Your US Visa

If your travel intentions fall outside the parameters of the VWP – perhaps you’re looking to stay for a more extended period or your activities in the US don’t align with those permitted on an ESTA – you might need to renew your non-immigrant visa.

Steps to Renew Your US Visa

Though we do not directly handle US visa renewals, here’s the general process that most applicants will go through:

  • Check the expiration date on your current visa. You can typically apply for a renewal up to six months before it expires.
  • Fill out the necessary non-immigrant visa application form. Accepted payment methods include PayPal, Apple Pay, Google Pay, and credit card.
  • Attend an interview at the US Embassy or Consulate, if required. Given the current guidelines, some applicants may be eligible for an interview waiver.
  • Finally, submit your passport and any supporting documents for processing. Once approved, your passport will be returned to you with a new visa.

It’s to be noted that visa renewals abide by the conditions of eligibility and admission into the United States. Therefore, it’s essential to keep abreast of all recent policy changes that might affect your renewal application.

FAQs about Renewing Your ESTA or US Visa

How Long Does an ESTA Last for Latvian Citizens?

An ESTA is valid for two years or until your passport expires, whichever comes first. Remember that even though the ESTA allows for multiple entries, each stay must not exceed 90 days.

Can I Renew an ESTA?

There is no formal renewal process for an ESTA. Instead, you must reapply for a new ESTA if your previous one has expired or your passport has changed.

What if My ESTA Application is Denied?

If your ESTA application is denied, you may need to apply for a visa through the US Embassy or Consulate. An application denial does not prevent you from reapplying in the future, but it’s crucial to understand the reason for the denial before doing so.

Is the Renewal Process for a Visa Different from the Initial Application?

Yes, while some steps are similar, such as filling out an application form and paying fees, renewing a visa might not require an interview and can sometimes be processed faster than an initial application.


For Latvian nationals, staying informed on the process of renewing a US visa or reapplying for an ESTA is important for seamless travel experiences to the United States. Always plan ahead, ensure your documents are in order, and adhere to the regulations of the VWP if applicable. Whether your next voyage is for business, pleasure, or a blend of both, the ease of applying for an ESTA via the VWP can pave the way for a memorable journey to the diverse landscapes and vibrant cultures found within the US.

Should further questions arise, or if you need to start your application, click here to begin the straightforward process. Travel with confidence, knowing that your authorization to the United States is secured. Bon voyage!

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