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Questions tagged [esta]

Electronic System for Travel Authorization. This is a requirement if you wish to travel to the US from a designated "Visa Waiver" country.

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Too many foreign passports for ESTA

I am a UK citizen, and also a citizen of two non-VWP countries. I am planning to travel to the US and therefore I'm applying for ESTA. I'm trying to answer the question "Have you ever been issued a ...
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MRZ name mismatch and ESTA

I have recently applied for an ESTA and been approved. However, I've noticed that my surname in the MRZ part of my passport is mismatched with my actual surname as written in the Surname(s) section ...
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When applying for visa or ESTA to the US, if I have two (non-US) passports, what happens if I don't mention the second one?

I've been reading about this, and although similar questions have been asked, I got mixed signals, and often concerning situations slightly different to mine. Essentially, if I will travel to the US ...
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I have a British passport, don’t need a visa to travel to the US but have a earlier denial [closed]

In 1997, I was deported from the US; I was a juvenile. Long story short, 10 years later I was given a tourist visa, I never overstayed my time in the US, When I went to renew my visa, I was denied. ...
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After a US B2 visa refusal, do I qualify for ESTA/VWP under my new UK citizenship? [duplicate]

I had applied for a US B2 visitor visa in 2014 but I got refused. At that time, I applied with my Philippine passport. Now, I am a UK citizen and have a British passport. Am I qualified for the ESTA/...
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US travel - One passport Two valid ESTA

traveling to US - I have a valid ESTA linked to my passport from a year and a half ago. About to travel in a months time again. When reading about the requirements for re-application, I saw that ...
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ESTA rejection after B-2 rejection?

I am South Korean citizen. I have the U.S. Law School admission entering August 2019. I have to get F-1 visa. Before August 2019, I would like to enter the U.S. with ESTA visa. I know ESTA is maximum ...
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Is an ESTA linked to my passport or should I have paperwork with the passport?

I applied and got an ESTA last year I cannot remember whether there was paper work; I cannot find any. Can I visit with just my passport? Same question about the Canada eTA.
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Is it recommended to fill the “Online Presence” in the online ESTA application?

The ESTA application has an "Online Presence" optional field, where one can provide his identifiers for various websites (example: Facebook, Instagram,...). As the field is optional, I decided to not ...
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DHS TRIP for denied ESTA

I was recently denied an ESTA. Wasn't given a reason although I did not violate any of the terms. I filled in the DHS TRIP (Traveller Redress Inquiry Program) form, citing a denied ESTA as my reason ...
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ESTA denied. Can I enter through Canada? [duplicate]

I'm a British citizen currently on an exchange semester in Montreal. I entered Canada through an eta which was approved immediately without any issues. I wanted to visit the US during my stay here so ...
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Necessary documentation to enter the US for an Italian/Argentine living in Chile

My wife is an Argentine and Italian citizen living in Chile (she is a Chilean permanent resident, but not a citizen). She is thinking of traveling to the USA, and we saw that Italy and the USA have a ...
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Dual ESTA/non-ESTA national with tourist visa on non-ESTA passport [duplicate]

Similar questions are either subtly different or may even give outright wrong answers, so I have to explain my situation and clarify for my peace of mind. I have a non-ESTA passport with a tourist ...
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Problem with overpriced ESTA from ESTASERVICE.COM [duplicate]

I just got charged $88 for an ESTA using a non-standard site. Has anyone got any ideas as to whether I can get a refund?
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Can I stay in the US for a few days if my ESTA was indicated for transit?

I have an aproved ESTA (the second one) and I clicked that I´m going to transit this time. Can stay a few days in US? I have to wait 1 day for the next flight.
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Vancouver, Seattle & Hawaii from Australia on one ESTA?

I have a current ESTA for the US on my passport and travelling from Australia to Hawaii Vancouver Seward, Alaska Fairbanks Seattle train trip back to Vancouver bus to Lake Louise then back to ...
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Change of destination after my ESTA was approved

It's the first time I'm going to travel to the States. I applied for a ESTA VISA (I have a Spanish passport) and it was approved but now I realized that I only mentioned that I'm going to travel to ...
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ESTA: Do I need to tell all my trip itinerary?

I'm an Italian citizen and I'm planning to visit the USA for a trip of 2 weeks, driving a car from LA to San Francisco. Reading the ESTA declaration, I found a part where I need to declare ...
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ESTA - renewal of one passport only

I have a valid family ESTA but have changed my passport. Do I need to renew the whole family ESTA or just do a fresh one for me and use the existing one for the other family members?
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US ESTA entrance [closed]

Over the three months ending on Nov 3 I have travelled to the US three times, totalling a stay of 41 days. The dates were 6th of August to the 23rd, the 8th of Sept to the 16th, and the 11th of Oct to ...
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Do I need an ESTA for returning from a trip to the US, if I have US-Italy Dual Citizenship? [duplicate]

I'll be going back to the US in February for 10 days or so and up until this year, I've always traveled with my US passport and my Italian ID card to prove my EU citizenship since I live in the EU. ...
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Are US ESTA applications individual or group? [duplicate]

I am applying for an ESTA to travel to the US. Do I have to apply as a group or as an indivudal? It's for two people, myself and my wife.
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I'm an employed cinematographer for a UK business, can i travel to the US to shoot videos on an ESTA?

I've recently taken a new job as a cinematographer, employed full-time for a UK-based business. As part of my job I am required to travel to the US frequently to shoot commercials, interviews, mini-...
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Multiple entries to USA in 3 months on Visa Waiver Program from Mexico

I entered U.S through LAX on Aug 19th. Got a stamp that says WB/WT that's valid until Nov 15th coming in on the Visa Waiver Program. I then crossed the land border at San Diego over to Tijuana twice. ...
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How do I fix my immigration status if I have been admitted into the US as a foreign national, when I am a US dual national?

I am an American/Australian citizen. I have had two American passports as a kid and teen, but have lived in Australia most of my life, and in America as a teen for three years. I did not have my ...
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ESTA visa and return fare

I have visited the US many times, having an ESTA visa each time, and staying less than 3 months. Each time I have had to book a return flight and found, each time, my plans change and I have to re-...
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ESTA revoked. Can I enter on another passport?

My boyfriend overstayed his visa in the US without realizing (long story) and he was traveling on his British passport via ESTA. His ESTA was revoked as a result. He has now applied for a visa on his ...
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Valid ESTA for US, but not allowed to check-in Online

I have an ESTA for the US, valid until Mar 20, 2020. I have confirmed the ESTA is still valid on the U.S. Customs and Border Protection site. However, the airline I have a flight booked with will not ...
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Do I need to update ESTA if my travel plans have changed [duplicate]

I was planning to fly to New York, but now I am planning to travel to LA first and then New York. Do I need to change my ESTA which has already been approved? My ESTA was approved as a group ...
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Doing research on ESTA / J-1 visa

Context: I am a researcher from an ESTA eligible country. I have a planned research stay coming up in 2019 (April - July), where I would work on a project under a J-1 Visa (with US funding). Now my ...
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Applying to US Visa-Waiver program with two passports, one of which is expired

I am going to travel to USA in December and as Italian citizen I qualify for the Visa-Waiver program (I also meet the other requirements). The thing is that I am also an Argentinian citizen, but my ...
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Can I use an ESTA of an expired Italian passport with my Brazilian passaport? [duplicate]

I'm going into a trip that I will just stop at Miami airport, but not going into USA borders. My Italian passport is expired, can I comprove my ESTA with my Brazilian passport or do I need to get a ...
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VWP: How long is a short stay in Mexico with the 90 day rule?

I currently found out about this topic and it has honestly stressed me a lot. I planned a trip with my family (wife + 2 small kids), I already bought the tickets (not cheap) and now I'm afraid of ...
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Traveling under the ESTA/VWP from Chile for 2 months before F1 Visa becomes active? [duplicate]

I have received my F1 visa already in Chile, but I would like to travel in the US for a couple months before the start of my program. My F1 visa only allows me to enter the US 30 days prior to my ...
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Best way to live in USA as a EU citizen? [closed]

I'm a EU citizen and want to live in USA for a few years. ESTA is only for 3 months however and I'm guessing I can't just hop out of the country for a week and then return indefinitely. I have ...
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Has anyone re entered the USA 3 months after a visit? [closed]

I just wanted to get some advice on this as I am worrying about my next trip. I recently traveled to the USA in May on an ESTA. I stayed for the full 90 days. My best friend lives there & I had ...
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Revisiting the US ESTA/VWP

I entered the US 2 times in my life, one was at 1993 and that was for a few days under a diplomatic passport and one was in 2012. However according to my old passport I entered the US on Feb 27 2012 ...
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Is a Mexican permanent visa the same as a national identity card?

I am trying to apply for ESTA. I am Japanese living in Mexico, with a permanent visa. Is the permanent visa a National identity card? If yes, there is no expiration date on the permanent visa. What ...
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ESTA: re-entry after several caribbean stops

I'm visiting the States on ESTA, after which I'm flying on to Mexico, then to Cuba, then to Jamaica and then back to the States, then back home (Europe). From the first US entry to the final day in ...
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ESTA overstayed 1 day

I got stopped at the airport and a man told me I over stayed on my ESTA, I got home and checked the dates...I stayed 90 day in the usa but my flight was overnight so I landed the next day witch would ...
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Been refused a Visa and an ESTA, when can I apply again?

I'm arranging for some colleagues to travel to America, but one of them has just informed me that he was denied a Visa about 2 years ago, because the company that he was working for at the time put ...
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Can I film corporate film on an ESTA?

I'm sending a crew of two cameramen out to boston and hiring a local soundman. They are going to be filming a corporate film for my UK client, featuring their product in a Boston location. One of the ...
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Re enter US under VWP after a short stay (17 days) only 16 days after exit

Can I re enter the US under the VWP after a short stay of 17 days, only 16 days after exit? EDIT: Those 17 days are the only time I have been in the US for at least the last year.
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Error when applying for ESTA: “Invalid Street Name”

When I input my address in the 'Your Contact Information' section of the ESTA application form (for a visa waiver for entry into the United States), I repeatedly get a "Address Validation: Invalid ...
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If I get denied at the border (US) and I travel with my gf, are we both returned?

I will soon go to the US and might get denied (so then returned), but I am travelling with my GF and she has no reason to get denied but we are on the same ESTA and I bought the tickets for both of us....
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Can I extend my stay in the US whilst travelling on the VWP

Please note: I DO NOT WANT TO STAY OVER 90 DAYS If I am visiting the US travelling on the VWP and decide to extend my stay (but still within the 90 day limit) is this ok? I had a return flight ...
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Reusing an ESTA with different travel information [duplicate]

I have valid ESTA from 1.5 years ago when I stayed in Pennsylvania. I now need to travel to the US again, but this time I only need to do so for a layover en route to Canada. When I try to update the ...
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Overstayed visa J1, now coming back for vacations (2 weeks)

I am a French national and I have done 2 consecutive J1 stays (1 year each). The first one was fine, and during the 2nd one I overstayed for about 1 month. Now, 2 years later, I want to go back to ...
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Passport expiration for Greek national visiting New York

I would like to visit New York for vacation at the end of January 2019 for a week. I will depart from Cyprus (I am a permanent resident but do not have Cypriot travel documents), and I will have a ...
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ESTA was not approved but I have a valid visa

I have dual citizenship (Israel, Switzerland). I am 63 years old and I was born in Syria, but I have not been there and I have not been there or in any country for more than 40 years and I have not ...