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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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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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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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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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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New Visa Waiver Program rules for business people who have visited Iraq

Husband and I are going on holiday to Orlando with our kids in July. I was going to do our ESTA's online but because of new rules not sure if my husband needs a visa now. He works for an oil company ...
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Traveling to the U.S for 7 days in March with ESTA visa and making another trip to the U.S in June. Can I be denied entry? [closed]

I am in a long distance relationship with my boyfriend who lives in Slovakia. I just got back from a 3 month trip in Europe (I'm an U.S citizen,) and my boyfriend who resides in Slovakia (non U.S. ...
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With the ESTA visa-waiver for the US, what if you have a reason to need more than 90 days?

So I was looking at some long distance hiking trails in the US - the Pacific Crest and the Appalachian. Both require 5-7 months to hike the whole thing. This is fine for locals, but what about ...
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I have two UK passports. Do US CBP know of both passports or just one i show? [duplicate]

I have two UK passports. On one i have a valid ESTA, on the other i have recently travelled to Sudan. Will US CBP know details of travel in both passports? I ask this as from 21/01/16 an ESTA is no ...
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If I enter the US by land, not needing ESTA, would I then need ESTA to enter by air 3 days later?

I am a UK citizen, and therefore qualify for the USA's Visa Waiver Program (VWP). If I enter by air or sea I need to apply for (and pay for) ESTA beforehand. If I enter by land, I don't need ESTA. ...
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Invalid mother's name provided in ESTA application. Do I need to reapply?

Just got my ESTA approved and realised for my parents I've put my mothers maiden name not her married one. Do I need to reapply?
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Invalid purpose of visit marked on the ESTA application. Do I need to reapply?

When we applied for our ESTA, we incorrectly ticked the TRANSIT box, because we are cruising from one country to another & visiting the U.S. in between. We thought this was the right thing to do. ...
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Can i go back in USA if i entered at the age of 14 years old but overstaid my visa and left at 19 years old?

Here is my story. I went in California when I was 14 years old. I was with my family and I just learn that I overstayed... I had no idea, so I left the country at 19 years old... now its been over 6 ...
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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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After renewing an ESTA, do I have to do anything for Global Entry too?

As per this CBP FAQ entry for Global Entry, I know that if you renew your passport (but not change your name), you need to log into the GOES website to record your new passport details. Fairly soon, ...
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Dual nationals Under new US legislation, is my visa still valid?

I am a dual national of Iraq and UK, my ESTA was denied in 2010 for unknown reason. No explanation was given, therefore I had to go for visa in US embassy and I was granted 10 years valid visa with ...
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Travelling to the US on the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) to attend a job interview

I am a UK citizen who has been invited to the US for the purposes of an onsite interview in a few weeks' time. I have been looking online for an answer to this question and have found many conflicting ...
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How can the US immigration officials know one has visited Iraq, Syria, Iran, or Sudan?

Now that H.R. 2029 is in effect, people who have visited Iraq, Syria, Iran, or Sudan since 2011 are banned from entering the US under the Visa Waiver Program. However it's unclear to me how could the ...
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ESTA application: country where I live

I'm a Lithuanian citizen, studying in the UK (though I did not officially change my country of residence here at Lithuania, so I guess I'm still officially living here) going on a research visit to ...
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ESTA Application, what's it for, really?

So I went on holiday to the USA last summer. I filled out an ESTA application online, which cost me 14 dollars due to processing costs and whatnot. I printed a copy of the approved PDF and put it in ...
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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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Canadian citizen traveling to USA on British Passport using ESTA

I'm traveling to the United States at the end of February to visit friends & family. I'm a Canadian citizen, however I do not have a Canadian Passport and will be traveling using my British ...
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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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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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How do you know if you have a 10 year ban for overstaying in the USA?

How do you know if you have a 10 year ban for overstaying in the USA. I am English, married to an American for 4 years now. I am back in England now but I overstayed my visa briefly because of ...
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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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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 ...
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Fast re-entry on renewed ESTA?

I created an ESTA in January 2014 and then entered the U.S. on that ESTA two times in 2014 and then in April 2015, in all cases in SFO. On my visit in May 2015 I found to my delight I could now use a ...
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If someone is visiting the US under ESTA for 90 days, goes to Mexico for another 90 days, can it return to the US to get a plane to Ireland (home)?

me and my partner both live in Ireland and are currently visiting family in the US under the ESTA visa, and are staying for the 90 days allowed. We just decided to go 3 months to Mexico and drive up ...
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Studying in US under J1 Visa, also have current ESTA, can I stay after grace period using ESTA? [closed]

I will be studying in the US using a J1 exchange visa in January, but the visa expires (as well as the grace period) before my intended departure date at the end of July. The grace period expires 3 ...
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Visiting the US after overstaying as a minor 13 years ago

I can't seem to find a story related to mine so here it is. I am 25 and a german citizen. In 1998 when I was 7 years old my family moved to the states and we stayed until early 2002 and left ...
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my dad is a uk citizen, been living in thailand for 15 years,

my dad is uk citizen living in Thailand for 15 years received a ESTA to travel to US for 90 days, he is going back to Thailand for 30 days and will be traveling back to US for another 90 days does he ...
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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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How soon can I travel back on ESTA after a 2 and a half month stay? [duplicate]

Ok so I went to USA end of september and came back a few days ago. I had originally booked 3 weeks but extended my trip whilst I was there. I am planning to return in February, exactly 2 months after ...
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ESTA and a tourist visa in an expired passport

My wife and my daughter had a US tourist visa. Their passports now expired, but I think the visa's might be still be not expired. Can they apply for ESTA for their new passports? The new passports ...
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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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Will getting a refund from an ESTA scam site cause me to be blacklisted from the US?

A colleague accidentally purchased a US ESTA from a scam site that I won't dignify with a link, charging him $31. (The official site charges just $14.) Like most scam sites, the site actually did ...
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Do I need to declare both nationalities when travelling to the U.S.?

I have a Swiss and German passport and want to travel to the U.S. but only with my Swiss passport. Do I need to declare the German nationality in the ESTA application? And if so, would I need to take ...
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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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Enter the US after 90 days [duplicate]

Question , if i stay in the US for 80 days . Then go back home to Sweden for 120 days , and then go back for another 80 days . Would that be okey ?
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ESTA, claimed to be in transit but actually visiting

I have put down on my ESTA that I am travelling in transit to another country when I'm not, I am only going on holiday for two weeks. Will I still get in? There is no address where i'm staying in ...
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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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Leaving and re-entering USA within 90 days on ESTA vias [duplicate]

I'm travelling from Australia to the USA for 4 weeks, however, in that 4 week period, I'm leaving for 2 weeks to go to Peru. Will I need 2 ESTA visas (one for when I first arrive and one for when I ...
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US working visa/ESTA [closed]

I am currently working in the U.S on a H2B visa but I want to stay a couple of weeks longer than what my visa allows. I have a current valid ESTA, can I just stay in the country or must I leave the ...
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ESTA duration of stay, multiple visits

I visited in June San Francisco for 1 month but in my passport is printed a 3 months stay, now i will visit again on December with the same esta for 2 weeks. In short, how's this 3 months/year stay ...
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Using a J1 visa, then re-entering on an ESTA

If I travel to the USA on an au pair J1 visa, but don't complete the year of the contract, I understand that I have to leave the country immediately and forfeit the 30 day grace period that comes at ...
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B2 Visa, re-entry (with existing ESTA)

I am German, currently in the US with an B2 visa (multiple entries) for volunteering. The Visa issued by the embassy expires December 24th, 2015 (JUne 29th, 2015 - December 24th, 2015). When I entered ...
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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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Can I be banned from reentering the US because I didn't use my return ticket, but bought a one-way for a later date instead?

I am in NYC right now and have been since Friday the 9th. I traveled with a friend who booked return tickets, and we were scheduled to leave on the 16th. I have, however, been asked to hang out with a ...
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Why do they now ask for parent's names on the US ESTA application?

The ESTA application form now asks for parent's names. My parents are both dead, and I am 66 yrs old.
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Do I need a Visa or some kind of permission for a layover/stopover in the USA as a German citizen? [duplicate]

I booked a flight from Mexico to Germany with a 3 hour layover in the USA (Atlanta). Do I need some kind of Visa or permission for this layover? Unfortunately I can only find contradictory ...