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Questions tagged [esta]

Electronic System for Travel Authorization, an online application you must fill if you wish to travel to the US under the Visa Waiver Program. This tag is about the application; for the program itself, use the tag [us-visa-waiver-program].

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ESTA validity after a visa denial [duplicate]

If I have an ESTA and I apply for visa and the visa is denied, is my ESTA still valid?
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Will i be granted ESTA after getting rejected thrice on different nationality? [duplicate]

I had applied for B1/B2 on my previous nationality but it got rejected Thrice. I had planned on visiting my mother as she lives there. my last refusal was 3 years back. Now i have gained an European ...
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Can you still travel to America on the ESTA waiver program if you have been to Iran in transit?

Me and my wife travelled to South East Asia in 2017 and on the way back to the UK we had to do a layover in Iran. We didn't leave the airport nor did we get our passports stamped. My wife would like ...
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VWP Visit to USA- visiting Girlfriend

I would just like some clarification on a travel plan I have in a few weeks. I have been in a year long relationship with a girl from Chicago, USA. We met in London last year and have done a number of ...
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ESTA visit more than 90 days but with a 30 day stay in mexico

I already have an ESTA from last year which is legal till July 2020. I was there 80 days in 2018 and wish to go Mexico for a month then return to the USA by car before heading to Asia after another ...
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backpacking on ESTA VWP for 75 days a problem at border crossing? [duplicate]

I want to go to the US for 2.5 months and I'm a little scared I will have difficulty getting in because it's for so long. I'm going to backpack and stay with friends, i have two inland flights as well,...
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Dual citizen of VWP countries and potential re-entry to the US on the other

Sneaky I know - but out of sheer curiosity - can someone leave the US on the passport they entered with their visa-waiver (before 90 days), reapply immediately with their other (esta eligible) country ...
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Does the UK share Advanced Passenger Information System with the USA? [closed]

I am considering to visit Iran. After that, I would fly to the UK, either via Qatar or Turkey. I read that I don't qualify to enter the United States under the visa waiver program after visiting Iran....
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J1 Visa and ESTA for the US

I have booked flights to the US on the 29th of June but my J1 visa does not begin until the 19/08. Do I just apply for an ESTA Visa to cover for the time before the exchange period?
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Incorrect Parents name on ESTA

My question is about the US Visa ESTA. Does anyone know if it matters if I put my name under the section of parent on my ESTA ? or how to edit it ?
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ESTA related questions

I will be going to New York in August. A few of my friends are coming but since one of them went to Somalia a few years ago (after march 2011 for sure) he's got an interview for a visa. We'll be ...
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Is the US ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorization) a visa? [duplicate]

An ESTA is a prerequisite to (most) travel to the US if you are a holder a passport from a visa exempt country. The ESTA: Is required in advance of travel (at least 72 hours) Requires a fee Is valid ...
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Applying for ESTA, or any travel document (vacation) as an ex US Permanent Resident Card holder

When I was little I lived in the US with my family. In October 2007 I received a permanent resident card, however in 2008 I moved to Finland with my family. From what I understood my family should've ...
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Do I need to fill ESTA if I already have a US visa?

I currently hold a B1 US Visa on my Indian passport and I will be travelling to the US soon. However, I will be taking a flight from Sydney instead of India and I have booked one from Qantas. I do ...
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H2B visa denied in 2011, but wanting to go on vacation in the USA this summer

I was denied an H2B visa to the United States in late 2011. I tried to get an ESTA not long after but was rejected. It was denied as at the time I had little residency in the UK. Now circumstances ...
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Can a US citizen apply for an ESTA visa to visit US?

I'm planning on visiting US for a work trip but have had my US passport stolen from the car. I am curious on whether one can save the $300+ on a US passport by applying for an ESTA visa to enter the ...
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Visa waiver program/ESTA and crimes involving moral turpitude

My husband was previously (2011,2013,2014) issued a B2 visa after having his ESTA application denied due to the moral turpitude question. He was given a B2 visa and we have travelled to the USA four ...
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Any documents to show when entering USA with ESTA?

We'll be soon flying to the US using our ESTA for the first time. We're staying at our relative's place but we will be the ones supporting ourselves financially. Are there any documents (apart from ...
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Can a dual citizen of UK/Canada with both passports travel to US from the UK without ESTA?

I have dual nationality of UK and Canada but was born and live in UK and have never been to Canada. I obtained the citizenship and passport through my dad who was born in Canada. I am traveling to the ...
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What should I put in ESTA if staying in the US for a few days before going on to Canada?

I am about to apply for my US ESTA, and there is a question asking if the travel to the US is in transit for another country. I am planning to fly to New York from the UK, stay for a couple of days, ...
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My ESTA application is pending and I forgot to put my middle name

I'm French and just applied for ESTA. My application is pending and I just realized I forgot to put my middle name. Should I be worried?
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Visit to the USA with ESTA approved before trip to Iran

I have a question since I have a new passport with which I have already traveled with a validated ESTA to the USA. In 2 weeks I am leaving for Iran and then I will need to go back to the US for work. ...
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ESTA payment not processing [closed]

I am trying to apply for my ESTA, but every time I submit the payment, I get an error saying "The charge is suspected to be fraudulent. Call your bank to determine the problem. Alternatively, use a ...
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Does a 'pending' US visa application constitute a denial?

I recently applied for a US visa and had the interview, where I was told the application wasn't approved pending a medical examination. I have since found out that I could have travelled on an ESTA ...
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ESTA application parents’ names

Does 'mother' on the ESTA application have to be my birth mother as it is on my birth certificate, or can it be the mother who brought me up?
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Time left on an ESTA [duplicate]

I am a UK citizen with an ESTA valid until August 2019, I'm flying into the US in June 2019, then driving into Canada for 2 weeks, and then back to the US for another week. Will there be any ...
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Leaving Mexico after 90 days as part of ESTA requirements

The situation is this: my fiancée has traveled to Mexico from the UK, and we had a short layover of 3 hours in NYC, then headed to Mexico where we planned to stay for 180 days as she was allowed on ...
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ESTA: Previous Citizenship/Passport? (for both Stateless and Soviet Union ex. nationals)

We're travelling as a group, currently we are all EU citizens with no other nationality/passports issued by other countries. Though there's a bit of confusion relating to questions asking about the ...
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J1 visa followed by ESTA

My daughter will be studying in the United States on a J1 visa. After her course finishes she has 30 days left on her J1. Can she then stay for a while longer to travel using ESTA?
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As a dual citizen (both VWP countries), does switching passports affect my eligibility for US VWP/ESTA?

I have double citizenship, Italian + UK. I've applied for US ESTA with my Italian passport as primary and added my UK passport as 2nd citizenship. They are both valid and not expired. My request has ...
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CBP Reminds Travelers to Allow 72 Hours for ESTA. Why?

ESTA website has this alert on top in red. REMINDER: Apply for ESTA no later than 72 hours before departing for the United States. Real-time approvals will no longer be available and arriving at ...
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Travelling to the US on different visas as a family

I'll be entering the US soon with my family. I will be on an O1 visa and they will be on ESTAs. When I've travelled solo there is always a different line for the ESTA and for those entering on a ...
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ESTA payment problem [duplicate]

I have tried for 2 days to pay for ESTA application Message says “ we are unable to process your payment, please try again later” Does anyone know if there is a problem
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Can a South Korean citizen visiting Canada travel to the United States? [duplicate]

My friend from South Korea is visiting me in Canada (she is not a Canadian citizen). Is it possible for her to get an ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorization) while in Canada, and then visit ...
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ESTA re entry into USA [closed]

We travelled for 90 days between July and Oct 2018. Then Hawaii Dec 2018. Can we come back to the States June to Sep 2019?
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Can a South Korean national visiting Canada travel to the United States?

My friend from South Korea is visiting me in Canada. Is it possible for her to get an ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorization) while in Canada, and then visit the U.S. with me by driving ...
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Canadian Visa by land

My situation: I hold two citizenships, Pakistan and British. I was refused a US visa back in 2011, then was approved later last year and it is valid for the next 5 years. I already have an answer ...
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F1 visa and ESTA

My son has a F1 visa in his UK passport, which is still valid. Due to circumstances, he is unable to continue his studies in the US and has returned home. However, he needs to return to the US for a ...
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For US ESTA, should I mention a visa denial from before I got UK citizenship?

I had applied for US visit visa back in 2011 from the UK but it was refused as I didn't have strong ties. Last year I applied again for business purpose and was approved the visa in less than 15 ...
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Why do they keep asking for an ESTA when leaving the USA?

Americans do not need an ESTA to enter USA, and no one needs it to leave¹. Yet every time I've booked a flight in recent years, I've been told (I ignore it) that I need an ESTA for flights to/from ...
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I may have broken ESTA rules without knowing. What to do now?

A few years back I traveled to the States with a valid ESTA to attend one of those coding workshops in the Bay area. I disclosed this with the immigration officer at border control and I was let it ...
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Dallas transfer immigration stamps

I recently noticed that on a transfer in Dallas Fort Worth that my passport was stamped on entry but not on exiting the airport. My arriving flight came from Sydney and my connection flight was to ...
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do I need to apply for esta if I have a b2 visa? [duplicate]

hi there I have a visa b2 do I need to apply for esta on line? thanks
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ESTA or business visa for tour business = confused

I would be grateful if anyone could shed any light on if I will need a business visa or if an esta is OK for my travel to the usa. So I run a tour operator in the uk, we are setting up a number of ...
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VWP Question answered wrong

So my fiance from the UK was granted a VWP and has traveled twice to the US. After recently asking questions in regards to a k-1 visa that we're in the process of, it came to my attention that we may ...
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Are ESTA applications being processed during the current (2018/19) US government shutdown?

During the current US government shutdown many federal employees are not working, leading to some services not being provided. The Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) website states: Lapse in Federal ...
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Can I stay longer in the USA than I said at the border but still less than 90 days? (ESTA)

I am a UK citizen with an ESTA that is valid until 2020. I am with my girlfriend (US citizen) whilst she gets her UK visa together but it is taking longer than we expected. I told the officer at the ...
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U.S. B visa denied under 214(b) in the past, income improved, European passport may show stronger ties?

I was planning on going to the U.S. on vacation 5 years ago when I was studying abroad. I applied for a B visa as a foreigner in France, the country I was studying in. The officer denied stating I ...
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Can you leave the US as a dual citizen with an expired US passport?

My daughter has dual citizenship: US/German. We will be flying from Germany to the US in 6 weeks. Her US passport will expire during our stay in the US, but not on the day of our flight (4 days later)...