I have read conflicting information and can't seem to find the right number online to call.

I am a UK citizen visiting the US on an ESTA due to expire on 2nd April. I would like to stay until the 12th as I have a friend coming out to visit.

If I fly to the Bahamas, Abaco Islands for 4 nights say on the 31st March to return to Florida around the 2nd April will that reset my ESTA and allow me to stay essentially for another 90 days although I actually only want another 9?

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    Does your 2 year ESTA expire on the 2nd of April, or is it the "until" on your US entry stamp that's the 2nd of April?
    – Gagravarr
    Feb 18 '15 at 17:11
  • it will be until - this is my first esta since like 2011 so this is my first trip on it - I applied for it in December.
    – MelanieM
    Feb 18 '15 at 17:52
  • sorry such as? I can scan in my info? some one ha just told me its a no anyway because the Bahamas is an adjacent island..?
    – MelanieM
    Feb 18 '15 at 18:26
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    @MelanieM You still seem to be confused about ESTA vs VWP, please see this answer for an explanation: travel.stackexchange.com/questions/22864/… Feb 18 '15 at 22:17
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    Hello all - thanks so much for your advice and feedback.... so If I now understand rightly the ESTA is valid for 2 years - it permits travel to the US under the Visa Waiver - and I can spend 90 days in the US at a time to a maximum of 180 days in one calendar year. What I wanted to do was leave and come back.... spend a few more weeks but it seems flying to the Bahamas is not an option and I will literally have to go back to R=England for a few weeks then re enter the states?
    – MelanieM
    Feb 21 '15 at 17:01