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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Two passports, two names, one name on the ticket

I'm traveling to the US from Israel. The Israeli passport does not give you an automatic entrance. I also have a German passport and an approved ESTA. On my Israeli passport my name is: FIRSTNAME ...
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Telecommuting with US with occasional visits on-site

I'm an independent European contractor and I'm currently working with a an Irish company who wants to send me to US for a couple of weeks in order to receive training from an American company (I work ...
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Going back to the USA on ESTA after K1 visa and marriage

I'm a US citizen and my wife is from Australia. About 3 years ago we applied for a K1 visa for her to come to the US and we had 3 months to get married, and we did that. However, after we got married ...
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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 enter the USA as a tourist if I have been approved for a visa but don't have a visa stamp?

My petition for an O-1 visa was approved whilst in the USA on another visa. I have not yet left the USA to return to my home country to get it put into my passport and do the interview etc. I have a ...
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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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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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Will I Need a Transit visa or ESTA for the US as a Canadian?

I'm a Canadian traveling from Toronto To Warsaw and I have connecting flights in New Jersey and Frankfurt. Will I need an ESTA or a Transit Visa?
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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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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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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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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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French student in Canada: going back home from NYC

I'm French, and I will continue my studies in Montreal during the next 3 years. Next year, I will go back to France for holidays, and I would like to take my flight from NYC. What are the ...
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I have ESTA. Do I need a visa for Costa Rica?

I am Taiwanese with Taiwanese passport. I will be traveling to USA with ESTA (not visa). However, my friends and I are planning to visit Costa Rica during our stay in USA. Would I be able to travel ...
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I had a J1 trainee visa, can I go to Canada and come back with an ESTA?

I'm from Italy and I had a J1 visa for the US for a year and a half. Now it's expired (I'm in the grace period) but I want to stay longer in California to travel a little bit, because this year I did ...
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Official ESTA application website and are the others scams?

A quick search for ESTA application returned many results. According to http://www.cbp.gov/travel/international-visitors/esta the official site to apply for an ESTA is ...
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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 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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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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Transit in LA after 90 days in North America under VWP/ESTA

I am from NZ and have spent 90 days in the USA with an ESTA visa waiver, and I am going to Canada before returning to NZ. My return flight is from LA but I have already used my 90 days of my ESTA and ...
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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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Australian living in canada, USA Visa Waiver Program?

I am an Australian citizen currently in the US on the VWP. My girlfriend (also an Australian citizen) and I are living in Canada on working holiday visas. We have been in the US for nearly 10 weeks, ...
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Visa J1 and ESTA during grace period

I am a French National and currently working in the US under a J1 visa. This visa will expire in May 30. I intend to leave the US to travel to central America and Mexico, then to reenter the country ...
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My ESTA approval if I have previously had a B1 refusal

I applied for a B1 visa to attend a conference in the USA in 2013. I had another nationality (Non- VWP) at the time and my B1 application rejected under section 306 of border security. I now can apply ...
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Transiting US to Korea with ESTA

I visited(with ESTA) U.S. June-Sept(about 85 days) 2013 and revisited U.S. in Jan 1st 2014 and planning to go to Guatemala on March 27th. I'm planning to travel Guatemala for about 10 days and ...
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ESTA for Outward & Return transit. UK-USA-Costa Rica

We are travelling from UK to Costa Rica via USA. We have ESTA transit visas for the outward transit. Do we need to apply again when in Costa Rica for ESTA in order to complete transit on return leg to ...
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Renew or reapply for ESTA visa to re-enter USA?

I am an Australian travelling to Canada for 2 months then on to US (Inc. Hawaii) for 3 months but I want to to visit Lopez Island (inside US waters) during my first week in Canada. How does the ESTA ...
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Crossing the US-Canadian border and back

My wife and I, citizens of Italy, will be traveling to New England for sightseeing. We will arrive and leave at/from New York JFK and rent a car. Since we would like to see Niagara Falls, we will need ...
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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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Leaving the States on Visa Waiver and coming back

I'm travelling on the ESTA visa waiver, I'm now in the States but would like to go to Costa Rica for a bit (say 3 weeks) then come back to the States. All will be within my 90 day limit. Is that ...
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I am an Australian wanting to travel to Los Angeles for 3 months then south America for a couple of weeks before returning

If I leave to go to south America for say two weeks can I then return to America with a new tourist visa and a fresh 90 days?
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Is re-entry on a tourist visa after being in USA for ESTA for almost 3 months a problem?

I am in the States on ESTA, but I like it here and would like to stay longer and explore more, so I decided to travel to Canada to apply for a B1/2 visa to re-enter for longer period. MOST ...
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Does flying to Panama from the US reset the ESTA time counter?

I am travelling from Panama to LA, I will be travelling around the states for approx 80 days then flying back to Panama and making my way up Central America for approx 3 months before flying back to ...
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Overstaying on a US Visa Waiver Program [duplicate]

A friend of mine came from Australia on the WVP and stayed 92 days. I made a mistake booking Her flight scheduling a Saturday arrival/departure at DFW. This amounted to a 92 day stay and with no funds ...
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I-94W visa ? ESTA?

What is the I-94W visa form? Traveling by car from Mexico to the USA, via ESTA VWP. Plan to stay in the USA for up to 90 days. Then we head into Canada for 6-8 weeks, before be head back into the US ...
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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 citizen travelling on ESTA program wants to make a side trip to Caribbean while in USA

My brother is a regular visitor from UK to USA and stays with me in NYC. We always take side trips maybe to Canada, Bermuda, Costa Rica etc and my question is will we be allowed a trip to Barbados for ...
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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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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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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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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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Vessel and carrier number on the ESTA form if travelling by car from Canada?

I am travelling by car to Michigan, US this summer but flying into Ottawa Canada. What do i put on the ESTA form? It seems to assume i'm flying into US. My initial thought was to put flight no. etc. ...
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Dual Canadian and British citizen with only a British passport

I am both a British citizen and a Canadian citizen I live in the UK and only have a British passport. Will being Canadian with proof of Canadian citizenship alter the requirement to obtain an ESTA ...
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I need to get a 3 month extension on my ESTA visa

My cousin came to usa for a 3 month visit from Greece. For medical reasons, she must stay another 3 months before returning to Greece. She came on an ESTA visa. How can she get a 3 month extension to ...
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Updating ESTA details for second visit to USA

My ESTA is valid until Jan 2016. I am holding an Australian passport valid until 2017. I already made one trip to USA in May 2014. I will travel from Australia to USA in Sep 2015. I have updated ...
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UK Citizen attending and filming Conference in the USA on Visa Waiver Program

I'm a UK Citizen, filmmaker, travelling to the USA to visit a conference and do some filming of the event to add to some videos I'm making for the client back in the UK. It's a UK Based client. Does ...
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Two trips to the USA 3 weeks apart under ESTA scheme

I am a British citizen visiting the USA in early August for a two week vacation with friends. After the holiday I'm returning to my home in the UK for three weeks. After that I will return to the USA ...
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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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Travel to US a few days before VWP expiry

Can you re-enter the US under the visa wavier program a few days before the 90 days VWP limit expires? I traveled to the US for one week back in May and was wondering if I can now return to the US for ...
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Can you change from a J1 visa to an ESTA by going to Mexico for a few weeks? [duplicate]

I'm a UK National currently on a J1 visa as a student in the US which expires on July 13th (after the grace period) but my flight isn't booked until August 22nd as I want to do some more travelling ...