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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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J1 to ESTA while applying for E2

I am currently on a J1 visa and will be applying to change to an E2 visa. Let's say my J1 expires on X. I will go to Canada from X to X+14 and I have a marriage and family trip planned in the US from ...
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Travelling to the US with an ESTA and planning to enter Canada on a working holiday visa after that

I will be flying to US on an ESTA next week. I'm planning to be in the USA for 6 weeks, and since I have been granted a working holiday visa by the Canadian government, I want to fly to Canada after ...
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ESTA “Is your travel to the US occurring in transit to another country”

I made a mistake on my US ESTA application. I plan to go to New York in 2 months time for a little birthday trip. On the ESTA TRANSIT question “Is your travel to the US occurring in transit to another ...
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Exiting the U.S. through Canada (exit stamp U.S.) [duplicate]

I traveled from Germany to the U.S. under the Visa Waiver Program with an ESTA. When I passed through immigration, I got an entry stamp with the current date on it. Now knowing that the U.S. doesn't ...
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How long do I need to wait between ESTA applications? [duplicate]

I'm a UK citizen. I want to travel to the USA for a holiday and to see some friends. I've used an ESTA a few times in the past and it was fairly straightforward. However this time I'd like to spend ...
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ESTA applications

I applied in the past for two kinds of visa on the same day. C1/D + B. I was denied on the B visa and got the C1 and went to the US many times. Now I’m asking for an ESTA and there is a denied visa ...
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ESTA denied due to charge back from credit card company (they initiated without our knowledge)

We applied for an ESTA and traveled to the US in January this year. Suddenly today (month of May) I got an email saying all members in our group have been denied the ESTA. I got so confused and rang ...
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I formally gave up my green card 7 months ago. How long do I wait before I apply for an ESTA?

I was granted a Green Card during 2020 lockdown. I had to fly to the USA as soon as possible to activate it. I mistakenly thought I needed to also apply for an ESTA, which was denied as I was a Green ...
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USA - Do I need to apply for ESTA if I have B1/B2 visa?

I am a Polish citizen living in Germany. In October I will be travelling to the US with my wife. We will be meeting my friend, who is also my business partner. I was in the US before two times, in ...
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Can I transit through the US before the trip whose details were used for an ESTA application?

I am requesting an ESTA for the first time, for a trip due in September to the US. I'm thinking of doing it right now because I'd like to be sure about the outcome before booking my flights. In the ...
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How should a dual citizen answer the nationality questions on the ESTA application form?

I'm currently applying for my ESTA and have run into some issues regarding these two questions: Are you now a citizen or national of any other country? Have you ever been a citizen or national of ...
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Is OPT a "passport or national identity card" for ESTA purposes?

Filling in the ESTA application, I was asked this question: "Have you ever been issued a passport or national identity card for travel by any other country?" If I was approved for OPT once, ...
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Can I apply for a B1/B2 visa after ESTA? [closed]

I travelled on an ESTA and stayed in the US for just about 90 days and returned. Can I now apply for a B1/B2 visa from the UK to visit again in a few weeks, as I need to attend a business conference ...
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Can I enter the US on an ESTA before the 30-day grace period on a J1 then exit to Canada and re-enter on my J1?

I have booked a contiki tour that starts on the 10th of July, but my J1 visa's 30-day grace period is the 15th of July (14th of August on my documents as the official start date of the course). I am ...
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Can I fly within the US on an expired ESTA?

Background. I'm flying from the UK to the US. So if I fly to the US while my ESTA is valid it is fine. But can I fly from one US state to another if the ESTA has expired? For example if I flew into ...
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Academic Research on ESTA? [duplicate]

I am a PhD student at a European university, and national of an ESTA country. I will visit the US for 2 months as I informally collaborate with a professor based at a US university. I plan to conduct ...
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ESTA unnecessary anxiety

I am planning a trip to the US with my family and partner and we're all from ESTA-eligible countries, so we all submitted our applications, which were approved. However, there are two "issues&...
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How many times can I go to the US in a year? [duplicate]

I'm thinking of going to the US this summer from June to September with an Visa Waiver Program for 3 months. And again for Christmas for 2 months, middle of December to middle of February.with Visa ...
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Can someone travel on my passport? [closed]

I applied for an ESTA to travel to America and it was declined, no reason was given. After all research I came to know that someone has been traveling on my passport since 2015. So I'd like to know ...
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UK citizen living in UK, contractor for US company. ESTA Requirements?

I'm a UK citizen who lives permanently in the UK I work as a self-employed contractor/consultant for a US company. I work for them primarily remotely from the UK, and the company sends my payments ...
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ESTA or visa after past arrest and NFA (for a non CIMT offence) [duplicate]

I'm a UK citizen looking to travel to the US for the second time. I earlier travelled to the US almost 12 years back on a different passport on a B1/B2 visa before acquiring UK nationality. I have ...
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Day trip to Canada while under ESTA

My wife and I 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 is a ...
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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 was 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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