Data collection for the USA
Further information about Secure Flight
Regulations for visa-free entry to the USA
You will find detailed information about ESTA here
ESTA registration for visa-free entry to the USA
To ESTA registration
For flights to the USA, airlines are legally obliged to transmit passenger data to the US authorities via the Advance Passenger Information System (APIS). This rule does not apply to passengers with a permanent resident permit (‘green card’) or to transit passengers. Besides the passport data, the following information is required:
- Country of Residence
- Full first address during the stay in the USA:
- Zip code
If passengers do not have all the necessary information at the time of booking, the missing details can be added later. By entering their name and Filekey (booking reference) here or in the password-protected area under "My account", they can retrieve their booking and complete their data entries.
Entering additional APIS data online is basically possible for all Lufthansa flights to the USA.
Enter additional APIS data online
Form for entry to the USA
Download the APIS form