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Note: As kindly mentioned by Jan Doggen, this question is new, because I specifically talk about diffrence between business vs. tourist ESTA and how to obtain WB status.

I (german) applied for ESTA Dec 2015, it is valid until Dec 2017. I used it for a tourist trip in Dec 2015, and all information are according to that. I can only update the adress of my residence in the US.

I will go to the US again in May 2017 as visiting researcher for less than 90 days and hope to obtain Waiver Buisiness (WB) status uppon arrival.

Should I renew my ESTA to update all information (contact person, residence, travel reason, and so on) or should it also work with the current ESTA?

  • A difference with that other question may be that here the OP specifically talks about different reasons to visit (business vs. tourist) and wants to apply for WB status – user40521 Apr 13 '17 at 14:00
  • Are you a time traveller? ;) – Calchas Apr 13 '17 at 14:09
  • Thank you Jan. I editet the question. How can I 'unduplicate' it? – Mauricio Apr 13 '17 at 20:10
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    "Once approved, an ESTA is valid for two years, and can be used multiple times, provided the reason for the multiple visits to the US remains within the scope of the VWP: business or tourism." -- this is already said in the canonical so I do not see a reason for a reopen. – chx Apr 13 '17 at 20:23
  • There's no such thing as a "business ESTA" or a "tourist ESTA." There's just ESTA. Follow the advice in this answer: update whatever information you can and leave the rest. – phoog Apr 14 '17 at 6:25