I have an ESTA authorization from last year, but since then I moved to another country. I am traveling to the USA for the holidays.

Should I use the same ESTA or apply for a new one?

  • @pnuts YOu can only update the address you'll be staying at whole in the US – Crazydre Dec 19 '16 at 16:44
  • When you moved to another country, did your nationality stay the same? Ie are you a citizen of Country A now living in Country B, or are you a former citizen of Country A who now lives in Country B and is now a citizen of Country B? Or dual nationality? – A E Dec 19 '16 at 19:05

The CBP Website states:

If you obtain a new passport or change your name, gender or country of citizenship, you will be required to apply for a new travel authorization. This is also required if one of your answers to any of the VWP eligibility questions changes

It doesn't list your home address; therefore you can use your current ESTA to travel to the US.

If they ask you about your place of residence, simply explain that you moved after obtaining the ESTA

  • @pnuts Of course not, that's the very thing that you can update in a current ESTA – Crazydre Dec 19 '16 at 17:22
  • @pnuts OP's home address, not address while staying in the US, changed. However, the home address cannot be updated, but nor does it have to – Crazydre Dec 19 '16 at 17:25
  • @pnuts OP did not imply that the address while in the US cannot be updated - they simply wonder about the home address. "my ESTA is not updated, I moved to another country" has nothing to do with the address while in the US, nor has OP suggested that the latter cannot be updated – Crazydre Dec 19 '16 at 17:33
  • I moved from Brazil to Sweden. On my ESTA it still says that i live in Brazil - that's why it's not uppdated. – Anna Garcia Dec 19 '16 at 19:06
  • I already updated the adress that i am going to the USA. But I am afraid they will give me a hard time. – Anna Garcia Dec 19 '16 at 19:08

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