If you wish to travel to the US from a Visa Waiver country, you need to to apply for an ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorization) before you travel.

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Travelling through the US with Canadian Working Visa

I'm Australian and have obtained my Canadian working visa. However rather than flying direct to Canada I am meeting an American friend in LA and driving across the border. I have a return flight ...
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Travel in the US on J1 Visa and ESTA [duplicate]

I have a question regarding travelling in and out of the US. I am on a J1 visa and i wish to go to the Bahamas in my grace period. If I want to return to the US after the Bahamas i know that i cannot ...
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Is volunteer work allowed in the US while visting under the VWP?

I am going to Santa Monica for 4 weeks to polish my English in July and would like to volunteer at the Planetary Society located in Pasadena. I am a Swiss citizen and have a biometric passport. ...
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German entering USA from Mexico after loss of passport

My boyfriend and I visited my family in the USA last year in August. Then, after 90 days my boyfriend returned to Germany and stayed there for another 3 months. After that period of time, we met in ...
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Re-entering the U.S. on Esta visa just after J1 visa expired. [duplicate]

I was on a J1 vistor visa which expired recently and therefore in my 30 day grace period. However I want to extend my visa via The ESTA (VWP) so I can travel around America. Just wanted to confirm I ...
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Canadian citizen (but not resident), do I need an ESTA to travel to the USA from Belgium?

I am a Canadian citizen who lives in Belgium. I want to visit NY this summer. Do I need a ESTA waiver for that?
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Do I need to inform anyone that I plan to stay on after my week's holiday to America?

I booked a week's holiday to America to see my boyfriend, but we have since decided that if my visit goes well we would like me to miss my flight home and stay for a couple of months. (Ensuring to ...
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ESTA is valid but the Visa was denied- can I travel to the USA?

I was denied an O-1 Visa (Artist Visa) to the USA twice in the past year and a half. I applied for the O-1 Visa with my Israeli Passport. In addition, I have an European passport and a valid ESTA. I ...
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Travelling with ESTA, 1h30min in JFK connection flight

I have a connection flight HEL-> JFK (3:50PM) JFK(5:20PM) -> SAN (San Diego) So it means I have a layover of 1.5h. How does it work? Can I get any wristband/permission to skip immigration line? ...
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Do the 90 Days on my VWP/ESTA pause when I am in Canada? [duplicate]

I left the U.S. for Canada with about 3 weeks left on my stay allowance in the U.S. I am now wondering if the 90 days kept counting down while I was in Canada? I would like to visit some family on the ...
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Was it legal to restrict access to USA when holding a valid ESTA and visiting Canada for 6 months?

I try to find "legality" of following situation: Mom (75, Slovak citizen) was traveling from Slovakia to Vancouver (Kosice-Vienna-Newark-Vancouver). The reason was to stay as visitor in Vancouver for ...
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ESTA US Application

I am an Irish citizen and was planning a holiday with friends to New York next year. I am a full time mother and I am currently unemployed. Would I be refused entry to the US on an ESTA Application ...
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Entering US from Canada by bus (VWP citizen)

I am planning a one-day trip from Vancouver to Seattle and will probably travel by bus (Greyhound) as it is more convenient than train (direct route). As far I have done my research, since I am ...
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Do I need to change my ESTA address when visiting the US again?

I have an ESTA for my visit last Sept to NY and I know it is valid for 2years. I am going to Las Vegas in May, do I have to update the address at which I will be staying?
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Extending visitor stay in the US

I have been in the US for 2 months and 20 days. I have 10 days left on my ESTA. I would like to extend my stay for non-medical reasons. Is there any way to do this? Can I apply for a brand new ESTA ...
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In transit in US, or not, for ESTA?

We fly from UK to Canada, then after a few days we travel to Alaska for a cruise. When the cruise finishes in Alaska, we travel back to Canada and then home. In applying for our ESTAs, I said we will ...
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Re filling out ESTA - On the form do I say yes to transit or no?

Re filling out ESTA - I am flying into the US staying 2 days then flying onto Rome tthen returning 6 weeks later for 4 nights then flying home to NZ. On the form do I say yes to transit or no?
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Delayed departure while on ESTA

I have a valid ESTA. When I enter US I will show my return flight booking to leave US. Should I decide to stay longer while I am there, but still within 90 day period, will my rebooked flight date be ...
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Can ESTA holder do some remote work from US for a UK company? [duplicate]

I'm an ESTA holder regularly travelling to the US to see my girlfriend. I am a UK resident, in full time employment for a UK company. This summer, I want to go over to US for 2-3 months (up to 90 ...
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Flying from California to Texas: do I need ESTA?

Me and My Mother currently reside in the USA, California My Mom came to the USA with B1/B2 visa and she is from Iran and it is not included in the countries of VWP and I am permanent resident of ...
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Middle name on ESTA

The given name listed in my passport is Johan Fredrik and family name is Nilsson, however the name "Johan" is never used in real life and Fredrik is the name I use for all purposes. Johan then is a ...
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Do US->Canada train tickets qualify for ESTA?

We are a family of four from Denmark flying in to California mid July. We will rent a car in LA and travel to Seattle over 3-4 weeks. From Seattle we will mid-August leave USA via train for Vancouver, ...
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If there's no “until” date on your US entry stamp, how long can you stay as an ESTA holder?

Looking through my passport, at a page that the US DHS seem to like using, I see three US entry stamps: These are: Arrived 4th April 2014, type WB, until 2nd July 2014 (3 months) Arrived 15th ...
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Can I re enter the US on the VWP immediately after 90 days? [duplicate]

I have read conflicting information and can't seem to find the right number online to call. I am a UK citizen visiting the US on an ESTA due to expire on 2nd April. I would like to stay until the ...
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Esta return, can I reset the “clock” by visiting the Bahamas?

I've read a few questions/responses on this but seem to be reading conflicting information I've tried to find a number for immigration at Fort Lauderdale but don't appear to be able to call My ...
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Visa for taking the New York Bar Exam?

I will be sitting the New York bar exam in a week and just sorted out my ESTA stuff online. I was wondering is my purpose for travelling covered under the ESTA programme. Do I need a different visa is ...
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Two passports from the same country and ESTAs for travel to the USA?

We already have the question Can I have multiple valid ESTAs in different passports?, which explains what to do if you have passports from two different visa waiver countries and are wondering about ...
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Do I need to apply for a new ESTA when flying from a different airline?

When I made my ESTA application half a year ago (so within the 2 years), I flew from Japan. I had to enter the details about my Airline and from where I departed. I'm going there again (this ...
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ESTA State/Province/Region required but there is no sensible answer

I'm filling out an ESTA for travel the the US later this year. I've done this before but they've recently added several new fields, including address in home country. Iceland in my case. The problem ...
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Land crossing to America from Mexico with ESTA - 90 days reset?

I am planning on transiting to Los Angeles on an ESTA (I will be in the USA for maybe 2-3 weeks) from there I want to cycle into Mexico and the rest of Central America. 5-6 months later I would like ...
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Does parents' family name refer to mother's married name or maiden name on VWP/ESTA form?

The updated visa waiver form asks for my parents' "family" name, as shown below. Does this mean my mothers birth family name or her married family name?
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What does a person with waiver visa need to fly within USA

What does a person, who has a waiver visa (ESTA) to visit USA, need to fly within USA? What information have to be filled during flight booking during purchase (domestic flights usually don't ask for ...
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UK ESTA USA Visa run

I am spending 2 months in the USA with friends, then plan to go back to London for a month, then back to the USA for another two months. Just to hang out with friends again. I can easily prove, that ...
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Do I need to apply for ESTA?

I am Greek holding a Greek passport and travelling to Cancun directly from Amsterdam. Do I still need to apply for ESTA?
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ESTA and passport validity period - potential problems?

I am an EU citizen planning to travel to the USA using the ESTA in March 2015. My passport expires on September 16 2015. According to the website I should have passport valid for 6 months although ...
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Entering USA under VWP for 3 weeks and continuing to CAN for a 3-month stay?

Similar questions were asked, but they were still different from my situation. I wanted to enter USA under VWP stay there for about 3 weeks, cross over to CAN where I would stay for 3-3.5 more months ...
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Re-entering the US from Mexico [duplicate]

I came to the US from the UK on September 1st and spent the full 90 days travelling round under the VWP and an ESTA. After my 90 days were up I have come to Mexico, where I will be spending 6 weeks in ...
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ESTA Transiting first, then entering the US [duplicate]

I need help with one of the questions on the ESTA application form. 'Is your travel to the US occuring in transit to another country?' I am flying in on the 3rd February from Sydney Australia to ...
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Can I reenter the US on ESTA after my J-1 has expired?

I am Danish university student currently studying in CA for a year on a J-1 visa. Some of my old friends from Denmark would come to the US during the last week of my grace period. I want to do a ...
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Can I have multiple valid ESTAs in different passports?

I'm a citizen of country X and have a valid United States ESTA in my X passport. Recently, I became of citizen of Y and now have a Y passport as well, which I would like to use for future travel to ...
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Returning to the US after a 90-day VWP stay

If I go to the US for 90 days on an ESTA, then go back to Norway for say 3-4 weeks, can I then go back to the US for another 90 days?
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If I have an ESTA approved for transit, can I visit a second time as a tourist?

I go to México in some time, and my fly tickets first I go from Peru to the US, because of that I require a visa to enter US. In my country I can apply for VWP, but I'm a little scared of getting ...
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Entering the USA by land border

I'll do a two week trip from Europe to Toronto and will fly back from New York. I plan to enter the US at Niagara Falls using a Greyhound bus (or Amtrak train alternatively). I meet all requirements ...
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United Airlines' online check-in procedure : “stay” or “transit” for one night?

I have booked flights which involve me transiting through the USA (Newark) en route to Costa Rica. My itinerary includes an overnight stay in New York; I'll be spending the night with relatives. I ...
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90 Day Visa Question for ESTA [duplicate]

My girlfriend is Swiss and has the ESTAVisa. We landed in the US over 3 months ago and were in NYC for just 4 days. Then, we have been in Canada for the past 3 months+. I just read that a visit to ...
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Is there a list of US Airports with the kiosks for ESTA arrivals?

Evidently, LAX (at least the Tom Bradley Terminal) now has kiosks to process ESTA arrivals, instead of the traditional 100-person queues we're used to seeing. However, the author is unclear which ...
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UK Citizen with a US-based company - I only have an ESTA and i work and train in Houston

I need a little clarification. I am worried my company have given me the wrong information. I work for an American oil company I am based out in Houston and paid in dollars. Whilst in Houston I am ...
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Visa refused after ESTA approval [duplicate]

I had ESTA approval letter for a US visa under the Visa Waiver Program from April 2014 to 2016. I want to stay in US for six months. I applied for US visa in US consulate and my visa was rejected. ...
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Is there a time limit to staying on an ESTA in any one year?

An elderly friend of mine has recently been to Hawaii, staying from the end of May until July 21st, 2014. He has a valid ESTA which expires April 2016. He would like to travel again this coming ...
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ESTA approved on the same day as B-1/B-2 visa refused

I am writing because I have a question regarding my ESTA application and because I could not find a similar case online that would help me at this stage. I have never been to the U.S. so this would be ...