(Advanced Passenger Information) and ESTA (Electronic System Travel Authorization)
Traveling to/from USA
When traveling to/from the US, UK and Canada there are certain regulations regarding mandatory information which you must provide prior to your flight. The following information may be used as a guideline for the mandatory information that must be provided.
Please note: You are required to bring a confirmation of your ESTA approval for check-in.
Advanced Passenger Information (API/APIS)
US, UK and Canadian government authorities require that all airlines collect Advanced Passenger Information (API/APIS) from all passengers prior to travel. You can register Advanced Passenger Information under My Booking.
NOTE: If you are traveling to the US, you are required to provide advanced passenger information (APIS) within 72 hours prior to departure. If your booking is made less than 72 hours prior to departure, you will be asked to provide this information at the time of booking. Passengers who do not provide the information on time may not be permitted to travel.
API information for passengers traveling to the UK and Canada is collected at check-in.
Canada has introduced a new entry requirement, known as Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA), for visa-exempt foreign nationals traveling to Canada by air. See more here.
API/APIS: You will be asked to provide all, or some of the following information:
All names (first, middle and last names) exactly as written in your passport.
Date of birth
Country of residence.
Passport number and country of issue.
Passport expiry date.
You are not required to provide other documents than passport during WOW air's booking process, but you are required to show VISA and US Permanent Resident card (Green Card) to our agent at check-in if you have one.
Additional information for US flights:
Address in the US for the first night's stay (except for citizens or residents of the US)
Redress number (if applicable). The redress number is a reference number issued by the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to travelers who have previously experienced difficulties obtaining entry to the US
NOTE: A visa may be required. See information regarding ESTA and the Visa Waiver program below.
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) requires you to provide your full name, date of birth, and gender for the purpose of watch list screening, under the authority of 49 U.S.C. section 114, the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 and 49 C.F.R parts 1540 and 1560. You may also provide your Redress Number, if available. Failure to provide your full name, date of birth, and gender may result in denial of transport or denial of authority to enter the boarding area.
TSA may share information you provide with law enforcement or intelligence agencies or others under its published system of records notice. For more on TSA privacy policies, or to review the system of records notice and the privacy impact assessment, please see the TSA website atwww.tsa.gov.
Visa Waiver Program (VWP) and Electronic System Travel Authorisation (ESTA)
The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) allows citizens of countries that are members of the VWP to travel to the US without applying for a specific visa. It is however a requirement of the US Department of Homeland Security for all passengers eligible to travel under the VWP to apply for an Electronic System Travel Authorisation (ESTA). U.S. citizens do not need to apply for ESTA.
ESTA applications must be submitted online and approved prior to departure. Most applications are approved immediately, however US government authorities recommend passengers to submit their application at least 72 hours prior to departure.