I am planning to travel to the United States in two days to visit my girlfriend. I have visited the United States four times before and I still have a valid ESTA. The issue is that when I applied for my current ESTA, I was unemployed, but now I have a job and my own business.

Do I need to renew my ESTA or not? I would be grateful for a quick response as I am short on time.

Sidenote: I am Swedish and have no criminal or "bad" records.

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    Pretty sure there's a duplicate question somewhere. But the quick answer is your Esta is still valid unless you have new passport or your biographical details (name, birth date, gender designation) changed, or you become otherwise inadmissible to the U.S. or VWP (e.g. criminal record, visits to countries in the designated list, e.g. Syria, North Korea or Cuba).
    – xngtng
    Dec 19, 2022 at 22:38
  • ok, Just wondering since the official ESTA website says: When do I need to reapply for an ESTA? A new travel authorization may be required in any of the following circumstances: The traveler is issued a new passport The traveler changes his or her name The traveler changes his or her sex The traveler's country of citizenship changes; or """"""The circumstances underlying the traveler's previous responses to any of the ESTA application questions requiring a "yes" or "no" response have changed.""""""
    – Mattias
    Dec 19, 2022 at 22:49
  • @Mattias was the question about your employment a yes or no question?
    – phoog
    Dec 19, 2022 at 22:54
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    If the CBP says it's OK then definitely believe them rather than random people on the internet. It's normal to be worried, but in this case you don't have to. Dec 20, 2022 at 14:43
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    Note: ESTA or visa are not authorization to entry in US. It is just a pre-check. Border officers will evaluate if you are still eligible to entry. So a new ESTA will not change much. Just check that you have good and solid reasons not to overstay or work on US. Dec 20, 2022 at 15:00


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