I was rejected for a visitor visa for the USA when I was an Indian citizen. Now I am an Australian Citizen. I applied for ESTA, which got denied, maybe due to my previous rejection. Since then I have travelled to the USA 4 times with valid visa. My visa will expire in 2020. Should I renew my Visa again, or should I try applying for ESTA? My visa has been renewed 2 times already.


You’re eligible to apply:

Who You Are:

• You are a citizen or eligible national of a Visa Waiver Program country.

• You are currently not in possession of a visitor's visa.

• Your travel is for 90 days or less.

• You plan to travel to the United States for business or pleasure.

• You want to apply for a new authorization for one person or a group of applications for two or more persons.

What You Need:

• Valid passport from a Visa Waiver Program country.

• Valid credit card (MasterCard, VISA, American Express, and Discover (JCB, Diners Club)) or PayPal to pay the US $14 per application.

• Your contact information.

• Your most recent employment information, if applicable.

Source: ESTA Requirements

Eligibility for an ESTA doesn’t require a clear admission record. Now you of course have to honestly answer the question about whether you’ve ever had a visa denied. But given that you’ve had successive B visas, perhaps your ESTA application will be successful.

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