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Making payment by credit card(VISA, Master Card, JCB, American Express).

Credit cards accepted

VISA
Master Card
JCB
American Express

Application fee

In addition to the $21 application fee paid to the U.S., there will be an application service fee charged.
U.S. Department of Homeland Security application fee ($21) + application service fee = 8,690 JPY (including tax)

Making payment by VISA, Master Card, JCB or American Express

1.Enter your credit-card information

Please enter your credit card number, expiration date, and security code (CVV) in single-byte alphanumeric characters. Fees are prepaid by credit card and are due upon completion of the application and clicking the “Pay Now” button on its fee payment page.Please make sure to double check if you entered correct information.

2.Procedures complete

Payment is completed when the message “Application and screening in process” is displayed.
The ESTA application receipt email will be sent to the email address you registered.
Make sure to avoid the receipt email being sorted to the SPAM file when using a webmail or mobile email address.

When a message stating ‘the information is incomplete or incorrect’ appears

You might have entered the information in double-byte characters

Enter your credit-card number, expiration date, and security code in single-byte characters. Do not enter any hyphens or other punctuation marks.
Do not enter double-byte characters such as the following: 4906888877770123
Enter single-byte characters such as the following: 4906888877770123

You might have entered the month and year of your expiration date in the wrong order

Be sure to enter the expiration date in the following order: month/year
Ex.) June 2024: 06/2024

Apply for ESTA here

UPDATE : 2024/07/12