Electronic System for Travel Authorization. This is a requirement if you wish to travel to the US from a designated "Visa Waiver" country.

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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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Visa/ESTA with a dual passport

I currently have both an Australian and a British passport. I am studying in the United States, however, my visa expires on Dec 21 (there is a grace period until the Jan 21) but I am not allowed to ...
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Am I allowed to use my valid ESTA again for a short visit to the U.S. after being denied a B2 visa for 1 year?

I have a valid ESTA since February 2014 which is valid until 2016. I used it last month to visit the U.S. for 2 days. After that I applied for a B2 Visa to stay with friends for 1 year which has just ...
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Used VWP only for transit, now want to enter US for 90 days

I'm a French citizen with an approved ESTA. I was flying from Thailand to Mexico with a 7hr transit in LA (had to go through border control and get a stamp). Indeed left US after a few hours. I stay ...
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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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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 US with a typo in my ESTA application?

I'm flying to the US in two days and just realized I made a mistake in my ESTA application (I'm a EU citizen). Specifically, I mistook an O (the letter) for a 0 (the number) when entering my passport ...
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ESTA or visa for a French citizen born in Iraq

I am a French citizen (born in irak) but I don't have any Iraqi paper (passport, identity card) and I am not an Iraqi citizen either. can I still come to the USA? And should I apply for an ESTA? ...
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Flying to US with German & Iranian Passport [duplicate]

I'm from Germany and me and my friends want to fly to Las Vegas, America. I was there two years ago with my parents and now I want to make a roadtrip with my friends in July 2016. The problem in this ...
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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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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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UK citizen, living in India and working in India: Can I use an ESTA to work for 2 months in US?

So, I am an UK Citizen. Currently living & working in India. Can I use ESTA to work for 2 months in US for my employer's client in US? I will not be getting any salary or money for these 2 ...
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Non-resident alien working for non-US company telecommuting for 10 days under ESTA Visa Waiver [duplicate]

I am a European citizen non-US resident travelling to the US for 4 weeks under the ESTA Visa Waiver, of which 10 days will be spent telecommuting/work remotely. I know that I am legally within my ...
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ESTA, Visa, USA, Overstay, Help please!

I am currently in the US. Have been travelling and have only just checked my passport to find the stamp to leave says the 17th Sept. I must plead ignorance as I throughout applying for an ESTA I did ...
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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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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 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 provide a US contact when applying for an ESTA?

My friend has informed me there is a mandatory field for a 'US point of contact' (name and phone number) when he was applying for his ESTA. I don't see how they could make this mandatory as most ...
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Will it be a problem if there's a bit of overlapping date for I-20 and ESTA?

I am currently in the US with an I-20 that will be expiring on 20th April 2016. I'm planning on going to Toronto for a short trip on 5th April and is planning to also apply ESTA(my country is under ...
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Using ESTA a second time - first for tourism, now for transit

I have a specific question on ESTA, and I can't seem to find an official answer. In April 2015, I traveled from Brussels to New York (tourism) after successfully applying for ESTA. Today, my ESTA ...
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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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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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Am I a repeat traveler in terms of ESTA?

I am currently travelling to the US and I have a EU passport. I also have a valid ESTA document. I fly from Germany to Chicago and continue with a domestic connection flight. Chicago Airport ...
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Legal to hire a model for non-professional pictures under ESTA/VWP?

I recently started to practice a lot my photography skills and I would like to further improve them. I'll be traveling to the US under ESTA and staying in a nice hotel. I'd love to hire a model from ...
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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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Backpacking 46 days in the US with ESTA

I am a Greek citizen; this means that I have the chance to travel with ESTA. I have already bought my plane ticket and I will be in San Fransisco for 46 days, taking my backpack and travelling by bus. ...
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When to apply for US ESTA?

We will be visiting New York for a week, then going to canada for 29 days then on an Alaskan 7 day cruise. Then back to the us for 3 days, to Hawaii for 7 days. While the visa should cover all of this ...
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ESTA visa waiver program - choosing 'country where I live' while moving to another country

I'm travelling to Canada soon on a 2 year working holiday visa, and have a stopover in Chicago for which I'm required to obtain a visa waiver (I'm from Ireland). I need to enter the country where I ...
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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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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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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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Traveling from EU to Canada with stop in US without return flight

A European citizen wants to fly from Europe to Canada with a change of airplane in the US. I already figured out that the the participation in ESTA is required (if the country is applicable). Does ...
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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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ESTA, two nationalities, two names, should I declare the second in the form?

I know there are similar topics (linked below) but I want to settle this once and for all. I will be travelling to the US later this year. I have two passports (UK/Indonesian), and the UK one has my ...
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Subsequent visits to US for 10 Years US Visa Holders

I have 10 years US visa and I am a Turkish citizen. I travel US on this visa once and I am planning another trip on January, 2016. Do I need to do anything before this trip (e.g. like ESTA)?
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Is it illegal to enter the US on ESTA while a J-1 is pending?

I was reading this article where the author claims she was told it is illegal to obtain an ESTA while you are in the process of applying for a J-1. However I could not find any online information to ...
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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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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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Visa J1 and Visa Waiver Program 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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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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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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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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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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Whilst on ESTA I was stamped a 6 month B2 visa, would this be considered overstaying?

I flew to Houston early last year on an ESTA waiver, and upon arrival the officer stamped me in writing B2 on my stamp with 6 months validity. I stayed 1 month and then travelled overland to Canada. ...
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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 Question: “have you ever been issued a passport or national identity card for travel by any other country”

If you changed your birth nationality and previously had a passport for the birth nationality, do you have to answer this question with "yes"? The difficulty is that the passport must be returned ...
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Extending stay in the US beyond 90 days under the Visa Waiver Program (“ESTA Visa”) [duplicate]

I am going to be in the US for 100 days. As a european i am allowed by ESTA visa to be in the US during 90 days. For these extra 10 days is it possible to do an extension or to do another application ...
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Dual nationality and ESTA

I am a French/Australian citizen, currently living in France. I want to use my Australian passport to travel in the USA because my French passport is not electronic. Can I enter the US on an ...
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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 ...