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I am British with a B1/B2 visa for USA. Do I still need an ESTA?

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    Just a side-remark: At least a few years ago, some airlines would not allow online check-in for flights to the US unless you were a US national or had a valid ESTA. So when traveling on a visa and you did not happen to have an ESTA as well, you would need to check-in at the airport instead. – DCTLib Apr 29 '18 at 16:11
  • You might still need to fill in some gov website. Check your visa to see if it says "enroll on ..." – Benoit Apr 30 '18 at 6:16
  • You might still need to fill in some gov website. Check your visa to see if it says "enroll on ..." It is similar to esta but for visa owners – Benoit Apr 30 '18 at 10:25
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No. Here's what the US government has to say on the question:

DO I NEED TO APPLY FOR ESTA IF...?

If I have a current, valid visa?

Individuals who possess a valid visa will still be able to travel to the United States on that visa for the purpose for which it was issued. Individuals traveling on valid visas are not required to apply for an ESTA authorization.

Source: Frequently asked questions.

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    Excellent! In particular, thank you for the official reference. – Stewart Apr 28 '18 at 19:58
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No, you do not need to apply for ESTA as your visa supersedes VWP eligible travel.

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ESTA is for travel under the VWP, the visa-free arragements applicable to Brits. As such, as you're not travelling under the VWP, you don't need an ESTA.

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