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The official US Government site recommends disputing the amount over $14: https://help.cbp.gov/app/answers/detail/a_id/1164/kw/esta/p/0/c/0 I've been charged more than $14 for submitting my ESTA application, what should I do? There are a number of third parties that have established websites that charge a fee for submitting your application on ...


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He'd like to dispute the credit card charge, get his money back and try again via the official site Card disputes are for unauthorized fraudulent charges not purchases. If your friend authorized the purchase and further received the goods I don't see any standing on which he could dispute the charge. Your friend's situation is the same as someone who ...


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Yes, your ESTA is valid for up to two years, and you can spend up to 90 days at a time in the country. However, it's still up to the immigration officer to determine (at any time) whether or not you should be allowed back in to the country. So problems - not because of your ESTA, I did what you're describing back in July (went from the US (1 week) to Cuba, ...


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I experienced this a couple of times within the last years (visiting to the US with an existing ESTA) and there were never any problems. Simply update the information you can update and simply leave the flight number as it is. I don't think it makes a big difference as there is always the scenario where you're rebooked by the airline to another flight on ...


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For What information can I update? U.S. Customs and Border Protection has: Prior to submitting an electronic travel authorization application with the required payment information, you can update all application data fields except the passport number and passport issuing country. Once an application is complete and submitted with all the required ...


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No, you should not have to re-apply. From the Customs and Border Control Website: Your ESTA authorization is generally valid for multiple trips over a period of two years (starting the date that you are approved) or until your passport expires, whichever comes first*. This means that as long as you received an ESTA authorization to travel, you do ...


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You are right. The ESTA is needed only for citizens of certain non-US countries who want to visit the US under the Visa Waiver Program. The US doesn't require authorization, permission or registration for anyone trying to leave the country. And as a US citizen, you also don't need permission to come back, just your passport. (When you fly back to the ...


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Wiki has a page on National Identification Numbers. It specifically mentions Germany: In Germany, there is no national identification number in the full meaning of the term. So as a German citizen, you'd be putting down Unknown.


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The article you refer to is bylined “Kiwi journalist Lisa Scott”. The VWP is not available for work as foreign press, radio, film, journalists, or other information media so it seems Lisa should have been very careful and, it seems, may not be presenting all the relevant facts to readers (or to Immigration?). She stated Applying for an ESTA after starting ...


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It is legal for a third party web site to accept an ESTA application from you and submit it on your behalf. However, you may be charged more than the statutory $14 you would be charged at the official page. You may also have visited a fake web site, and there is no good way to determine in advance if the site will really submit the application for you or ...



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