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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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Day trip to Canada while under ESTA

My wife and myself are planning a trip to the US in April. We are UK citizens, so will be travelling under the ESTA program. While in the States we will primarily be staying with a friend of ours who ...
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B1/B2 pending, received new citizenship with possibility to use ESTA

It has been more than 3 months since my relative applied for a B1/B2 visa with a Russian passport. They went to the interview, but didn't get an answer yet. In the past, it always took less than 3 ...
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Leaving America and reset the ESTA via a trip to Curaçao

I am a Dutch citizen and am currently staying in Florida to visit my girlfriend for 3 months. I have now booked a flight to Curaçao. Curacao is part of the Caribbean, but it is Dutch territory, so in ...
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ESTA travels - Good travel history but still very worried!

I am 24 years old and I have been visiting the USA with family since I was 9 years old. Never overstayed, even had a J1 visa and left in my grace period. Last year I had 3 visits to the USA, each had ...
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Applying for a US B1/B2 Visa or an ESTA after B1/B2 visa refusal 8 years ago

I am currently holding a 10-year B1/B2 visa for travel in the US, which expires in 3 years. Back in 2015 I was refused a B1/B2 visa because the visa waiver program had just started and I didn't ...
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Spelling error in home address on ESTA application

I noticed after approval, I have misspelt Yorkshire (yorkhsire) on my ESTA application. Will it be a problem?
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Problem filling out ESTA [duplicate]

I'm Italian & I need some information. I'm filling out the ESTA and one of the questions is: Is your travel to the US occurring in transit to another country? I don't know what to answer because ...
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Travel to USA and Canada

I am from England. I’ve traveled to the US as a visitor in December. Now I need to make a trip to Canada after 65 days staying in US. I want to stay there for 2-3 weeks. I have plans to go back to the ...
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Traveling to United states with ESTA, even though I have valid visa

I can't seem to find my previous passport with a valid B1/B2 visa. Because I can't find it and I have an upcoming trip, I made the ESTA form and it was approved. My question is whether I can enter ...
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Can I re-enter the US for another 90 days on an ESTA after having already been there for 90 days?

I was in the US for 90 days last year to visit my boyfriend. I have been back to Europe now for 3 months, and planning to go back to the US for another 90 days under the same ESTA. Is this possible?
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ESTA status changed midway through holiday

Aussie family of 4 on holiday in Mexico, having completed Syd > LAX > Mexico. We're due to do the reverse next Tuesday, and frighteningly received a notice stating my ESTA status has reverted to ...
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Will my ESTA get approved after visa being denied 5 years ago? Update: 3 days later, approved!

I am going to the US to visit my friend in February. While filling in an ESTA application, I found that there is a question about past visa denials. Almost 5 years ago, I visited the US for business ...
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ESTA for PEK-TIJ flight?

After reading Requesting a copy of the US Secure Flight Overflight Table, and especially the one answer so far, which links to a copy of the Secure Flight Overflight Table, something occurred to me. ...
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Fly with old (unexpired) passport after applying for a new passport?

I am a German citizen and my current passport expires in March. I applied for a new one two weeks ago and also got the new passport number. I expect to be able to collect it from the town hall at the ...
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Entering U.S. with visa and infant on ESTA

I'm a European J-1 visa holder. My spouse has a J-2 dependent visa. We recently had a child, born outside the U.S. We want to bring him to the U.S. very soon. We could get him a J-2 visa, but that ...
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Can my wife travel with my ESTA?

I am French, but my wife is Turkish. We are both residents of the UK, where we got married. We need to go to the USA, and I am wondering: As my wife, can she come with a group ESTA or do we need to ...
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I made an error answering a question in my ESTA application and as a result travel was denied. Is it possible to get a new passport and reapply?

I made a clerical error, I answered yes to question 8: Have you stayed longer than 90 days in the US, without permission? I haven't.
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ESTA application still pending

I have a B1/B2 visa, which is still valid, however my passport has expired. I am travelling to Orlando in March, so I applied for an ESTA, which I know now I did not need at the moment. The ESTA ...
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US immigration and I-94 and passport issues

I hold a Singapore passport. Earlier this year, I travelled to the US under the VWP. I entered and exited the US through SFO by air after about 10 days. I tried to check my I-94 status and my travel ...
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Passing through passport control as a group in the USA

I'll be embarking on a business trip with two colleagues, and we're seeking some guidance regarding passport control. Two of us have an ESTA, while the third holds a B2 visa. The challenge is that my ...
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Does flying to New York to join a cruise ship leaving from Brooklyn on the same day count as transit for ESTA purposes?

I am travelling on a scheduled flight from London arranged by the cruise company who will be providing a shuttle bus directly to the ship.
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ESTA: Have you ever been issued a Passport or National Identity Card for travel by any other country?

I am naturalized in Germany this year, 2023, and want to spend holidays with relatives in the USA. I renounced my previous citizenship this year. I am having difficulty answering the above mentioned ...
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Can I, a British Green Card holder residing in western NY, go to pick up my British mother flying into Toronto airport and bring her back home?

I am a British green card holder. My mother lives in the UK and visits us as a tourist periodically so she can see the grandkids. It has recently started becoming a more economical proposition to fly ...
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Question about frequency of visits to the US when using an ESTA [duplicate]

I recently travelled to the US with an ESTA, dates were 18th of August to 28th of August on a business trip. I plan to return on the 24th of November until the 4th of December on a follow up trip - ...
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UK citizen ESTA/VWP eligibility with previous arrest

I'm a UK citizen looking to travel to the US for the first time. I have been reading about the entry requirements and I am seeing conflicting rules/advice from different places regarding whether or ...
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Mistake on ESTA application

I made my ESTA application to visit the USA, in a few weeks. Although my application has been approved, I saw later a mistake at the NIN (National Identification Number). That is my country ID (Europe)...
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UK/US dual citizen traveling from UK to US

I'm travelling on Monday to the US from the UK. I live in UK and have dual nationality. My US passport expired so I got an ESTA for my UK passport... I've just heard from an American friend that I ...
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How to answer transit question in ESTA application?

A friend is trying to complete the US ESTA application for a trip to Mexico. They will be flying in to LAX and then driving to Mexico the same day, and on their trip home they'll be driving from ...
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Travel to USA for visit an exhibition for Russian citizen

Can a Russian citizen who lives in Sweden and has a Swedish residence permit (temporary for 2 years) apply for an ESTA? We are going to visit an exhibition for work purposes, but I'm not sure that it'...
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Norfolk Island Aussie citizen status when entering the USA

Norfolk Island is a territory between* Australia and New Zealand. Up until 2016 it was self-governing, however in the middle of that year Australia changed its status, and most Australian laws now ...
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ESTA like travel authorizations [closed]

The US introduced ESTA, a visa like online travel authorization in 2008: ESTA at Wikipedia. Some other countries have introduced similar procedures e.g. Canada and Australia. Others, e.g. the EU and ...
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Am I a 'repeat ESTA visitor' in US?

I have been to the US before 10 years ago with ESTA. And I'm preparing to visit the US again with a new passport and new ESTA. (The passport that I used before had been expired) To simplify the US ...
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Documents needed by German citizen traveling by land from the U.S. to Canada and back to the U.S

My friends and I (all from Germany) are thinking about going to Canada (specifically Toronto) for a day during our stay in the U.S. next year. (we have a flight to and from the U.S.) Do we need ...
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Difference between applying for ESTA by smartphone app and online web form

I have applied my ESTA using online web form from my laptop. My friend has applied for ESTA using smartphone app. When compared, our experience was quite different. The app has apparently far more ...
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Should I change my ESTA from transit to visit? [duplicate]

I am planning to transit through the US en route to Canada, for which I have already obtained a transit ESTA. However, after my week in Canada, I intend to visit the US for tourism. In this case, do I ...
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Can I be admitted to the US after a two-year overstay 21 years ago?

I overstayed my 90 day holiday waiver USA visa 21 years ago by about 2 years! I was young and foolish at the time. I so want to visit Graceland with my teenage daughter. Do I stand any chance at all? ...
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Not sure if I have overstayed ESTA as went to Caribbean and the I-94 gave new 90 days at re entry and officer also stamped passport with new 90 days

I went to the US on an ESTA for about two weeks, went to Caribbean for like 30 days (but two of those days were the flight to/from the US, meaning it was 28 days out of the states). It was not done ...
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Actual residential address does not match with the one in my passport

I applied for the ESTA a couple weeks ago and it got accepted, but I noticed I have put my actual residential address in the form which is different from the one in my passport, can I get denied the ...
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ESTA USA validity

I have a valid ESTA for the USA until November 24, 2023. I should travel next October, so the ESTA will have expired when I will be in the US territory. Can I travel without problems or is it ...
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ESTA question travel [duplicate]

I am an Italian citizen in possession of a valid ESTA for the United States. I have already traveled 3 times in 2023 and stayed there for 146 days. I would like to know if there is a 180 day rule as I ...
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Can I use a US visa in an expired passport, or do I need an ESTA? [duplicate]

I'm an Irish citizen. My American visa runs out in 2027, but it's in an expired passport. (I do have a valid passport.) Do I need to apply for an ESTA all over?
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Visiting U.S with ESTA during our around the world trip

We plan to enter the USA multiple times during our around-the-world trip, but not for more than 90 days each time. 28 Jan - 7 Feb Hawaii 7 Feb - 24 Feb Canada 24 Feb - 6 Mar Alaska 6 Mar - 12 May ...
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ESTA approved but incorrect order of parents' first names and surnames

My girlfriend has been approved for ESTA, but when looking at the parents section, she has put their first name and surnames in the wrong order. Is this worth reapplying over? As stated, the ESTA has ...
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Can my family members enter the US with criminal convictions? [closed]

We have family planning to travel to the United States and especially Los Angeles. Some will depart from New Zealand and others from Australia. Some have had difficult circumstances in their lives. ...
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National Travel document for ESTA application

Is a Resident Alien Card issued to a Spanish citizen to reside in the US considered a national identity to travel? Question of the ESTA application
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Can I visit the USA again?

I left the USA voluntarily after 3 months stay on a credible fear asylum granted at the airport on a tourist visa. I did not wait to appear in Court. It has been 10 years and now I am a citizen of the ...
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ESTA Guidance needed [duplicate]

I am planning on travelling to the US and Mexico on an ESTA from September, which permits me 90 days in total in both countries. However in order to be eligible for an ESTA I need to also have proof ...
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Returning to the U.S. on a B1/B2 Visa After a 3-Month Stay on an ESTA

I am a German citizen who recently spent 3 months in San Francisco, USA on an ESTA. My goal is to return to the U.S. as soon as possible, but this time, I plan to apply for a B1/B2 visa to potentially ...
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ESTA & travel within the United States

I am a British Citizen travelling from my home UK to USA on an ESTA Visa. In the past I have just travelled to one state and just toured around there. But this time I would like to visit Texas and ...
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I'm from the UK travelling to meeting my Girlfriend for the first time who is from the US. How will I get on going through CBP?

So I've got my ESTA and passport. I will be getting my flight ticket, travel insurance and vaccinations soon. My current 'employment' is that I care for my dad who is disabled. But I've arranged that ...
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