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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US Marriage ESTA

My fiance and I are currently seperated on different sides of the Atlantic thanks to the Covid travel restrictions and we are trying to plan for the future. We want to be married (even if we end up ...
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While the covid-19 regulations are in effect, can I enter the US if I am married to a US citizen and have an ESTA?

I am a citizen and resident of Spain who is married to a US citizen. I am trying to travel to the States next week. I have an approved ESTA from one week ago and have already booked my flight. I would ...
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Belgian mother of a American child, want to travel to USA thru Paris airport, to see her bf/child dad

I'm Belgian, my bf active duty US military, our daughter have dual citizenship, Belgian birth certificate, Birth abroad certificate, US and Belgian passport. I would travel on ESTA, I need to reapply ...
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ESTA and travel for non US citizen spouse

I am a US citizen and my husband is Dutch, we both live in the Netherlands. According to Pres. Trump's proclamation we are allowed to enter the United States. We had tickets for May but those were ...
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Traveling from Netherlands to USA through Curacao [closed]

My girlfriend is planning to travel to Curacao from the Netherlands early in September hoping that flights to USA open back up (any expectation on whether it will?). She is a Dutch citizen planning to ...
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Can I travel on ESTA for personal reasons if I have a B1 visa?

I currently hold a B1 visa for work purposes, as I was supposed to be travelling a lot to the US for my job this year to support & accelerate our expansion in the US market. Unfortunately COVID-19 ...
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Is it safe for an ESTA waiver visitor to return to Japan until the corona virus has been contained?

Can my ESTA waiver visitor from Japan extend her stay here with us until it is safe to return to Japan?
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Will a B1/B2 Visa Refusal affect ESTA?

I was found ineligible for B1 / B2 under Section 214(b) of the U.S. Immigration and Nationality Act. Will this in any way affect my eligibility to travel to the United States under the Visa Waiver ...
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If I change my name in the UK, and visit the US again on an ESTA, will I have issues?

I'm currently known as John A, my passport and current ESTA is in this name. My ESTA is due to expire this month. I'm back in the UK now and I plan to change my name to John B. I will get a new ...
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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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I've been warned to leave the US within 10 days as I will “overstay” my visa, but I have legally left the country by plane months ago. What can I do?

So this year I went to Florida with my family for 2 weeks. We were all tourists and we go to the US almost every year and have no administrative problems usually. This time, however, I recently ...
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Is a spouse of a US permanent resident exempt from the travel ban? I am a U.K. passport holder [duplicate]

Two questions; Are spouses of permanent residents currently allowed to travel to the US? I want to get back to my husband as I do not want to be separated at the moment. If they are exempt, how do I ...
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Re-entering the US from Canada after 90 days with the Visa Waiver Program

We travelled early March from Australia to the US and entered on an ESTA visa waiver. This allows us 90 days in the US and Canada. After several days in Florida, we drove to Canada for our daughter's ...
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Is an ESTA valid for 90 days in total or 90 days at a time?

An ESTA allows me to stay in the US for up to 90 days and it is valid for two years. I see two ways to interpret this: The ESTA expires when 90 total days in the US or two years from approval have ...
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Can I continue to do my current UK based job in the US on VWP?

I currently work a 9-5 job in the UK but as I work remotely could do this job from anywhere, so my question is - am I allowed to travel to the US under the VWP and continue to do my current job, on my ...
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What is the US Visa Waiver Program and what is an ESTA?

I wish to travel to the US and think I am eligible to do so under the Visa Waiver Program. I found a lot of information out there but am still having some trouble understanding how this works. What ...
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Will getting a refund from an ESTA scam site cause me to be blacklisted from the US?

A colleague accidentally purchased a US ESTA from a scam site that I won't dignify with a link, charging him $31. (The official site charges just $14.) Like most scam sites, the site actually did ...
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Travelling from the UK to the US but flying into Canada?

Apologies for the poor title. I'm not sure how to word this correctly. Assuming I wanted to travel from the UK (UK passport holder) to Buffalo, NY. If I was to fly into Toronto Pearson (because it's ...
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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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I'm from the UK and think I might have overstayed in the USA [closed]

I am going to the usa in April and ive applied for a esta visa though the waiver programme and got it approved but what im concerned about is around 12-13 years ago i think i might have over stayed ...
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Not displaying 2nd nationality while applying for ESTA

Is it possible that US DHS denies an entry to a passport holder eligible to enter the US with ESTA if he doesn't submit his other nationality on the online format? I mean, It may depend on the context ...
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Official ESTA application website and are the others scams?

A quick search for ESTA application returned many results. According to this page on cbp.gov, the official site to apply for an ESTA is esta.cbp.dhs.gov. Are the others scams, legitimate third party ...
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UK citizen, UK company, Can I use an ESTA for a short period work in the US for me and my employees/sub-contractors?

we work in Construction/Refurbishment/Bespoke Furniture supply. Uk company, Italian client willing to do some works (no longer than 2/3 weeks each, in different times) in their US stores. Do i have ...
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Entering the US with ESTA Visa waiver program with a one way flight and a bus ticket to Mexico

If I enter the US under the ESTA Visa waiver program with a one way flight from Europe to the US and a bus ticket to Mexico can I get in trouble? What are the minimum requirements? I saw this but it ...
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If I have a visa, do I still need an ESTA?

I am British with a B1/B2 visa for USA. Do I still need an ESTA?
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How should the ESTA question “Have you ever been issued a passport or ID for travel by any other country?” be understood?

I'm really not sure with the translation of that question (English is not my 1st language). To that question I answered "no" : I did have an old passport but it was issued in France (I am and always ...
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Can I also get a VISA if I already succesfully applied for an ESTA?

So I already posted something about this but I rather be on the safe side, hence this post. Have a valid ESTA which has been approved in January 2020. My dad is Iranian, but I don't have any ties ...
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Filling in ESTA Application - Country of Birth where I was born abroad but on sovereign territory

I'm currently in the process of filling in the ESTA form for a holiday in America. The section "Country of Birth" is required; I was born in Germany, but to British parents on a British RAF base, and ...
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Previous US Permanent Residency - ESTA?

I am an Australian citizen and was granted permanent residency in the US in 1985 due to my marriage to a US citizen. When the marriage ended in 1987,I left the US to return home and did not complete ...
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My F-1 (with I-20 and SEVIS) will be terminated soon. Can I ask ESTA?

I withdrew from the previous school that I attended for a semester in 2019. My F-1 (5 years), I-20 (2 years), and SEVIS will be terminated soon. At the same time, can my F-1 be transferred to another ...
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Update ESTA information? [duplicate]

Even though that is probably not necessary (as answered in this question), I updated the US address where I will be staying for my second stay in the US after the ESTA application. Now, there also is ...
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Visit girlfriend (non US citizen) on ESTA

I know there are a lot of questions about this but my case is a little different from the others. I’m Alessandro, 22, from Italy. I started texting with a girl from my city a couple of months ago and ...
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Travel to the US with a valid ESTA when technically no longer eligible

I'm from The Netherlands and travelled to the US (Los Angeles) last summer under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP/ESTA). I plan to visit Los Angeles again this summer. The ESTA I have is valid for 2 ...
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Esta and D160 denied - what can I change about my life? [closed]

I applied for a US tourist visa when I was only had a Brazilian passport, and they refused to give the visa. Now I have a British Passport and I have applied for the ESTA and D160 under 214. based on ...
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Can I apply for ESTA while in USA, after my J1 expires? [closed]

I am currently studying on a J1 visa which expires in May. I am aware of the grace period of 30 days, but I want to stay in the USA for 90 days after my J1 expires. Can I apply for an ESTA while in ...
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Overstayed visa for 2 weeks in 1994, can I return as a tourist?

As the subject suggests I overstayed a work visa to the US in 1994, the exact overstay would have been less than 2 weeks, I have not re-entered since however I am looking at going back this year for a ...
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ESTA denied. Is it worth applying for visa? [closed]

I’ve recently applied for an ESTA, it’s been refused due to me being stupid years ago. I have a caution for growing cannabis, and also a conviction for handling stolen goods .... it’s it even worth ...
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ESTA Address Help [duplicate]

I usually go to USA to visit my fiancee so her home address is the one on my ESTA. My next trip to the USA I will be going to Las Vegas together with her (she'll meet me there). Do I need to update my ...
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European travelling to Caribbean Islands through USA [duplicate]

I have read that under ESTA europeans can be in the USA for up to 90 days, and we need to have a return flight to prove our way out before the time ends. I've read that if I travel to Mexico, Canada ...
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Are USA dual-citizens forbidden to apply for an ESTA? [closed]

We've had many questions here about dual citizens who for any number of reasons, might want to apply for an ESTA. Most notably, if the other country they belong to is either hostile to the USA or to ...
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Crossing into the US as an Irish tourist in Mexico

I am Irish currently on a holiday visa in Mexico looking to go to the United States for a few days. Two questions for you guys: Do I need an ESTA if I cross by land and if not what is the process? ...
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Refugee in France, travelling to the USA as a tourist? [duplicate]

I am a refugee in France with a French travel passport. I want to visit the USA as a tourist. I don't know how to start. Should I take an interview appointment at the US embassy in France? Maybe I can ...
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How many 90 day periods in 2 years [duplicate]

Traveling across USA having entered using the visa waiver program, having been approved for an ESTA. If I enter Canada for a few days, and then re-enter the United States, does my 90 days refresh upon ...
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ESTA to USA. Step 6 of 7 won't complete

I trying to complete my ESTA application, but I get to step 6 of 7 (before payment) and when I click NEXT, noting happens (it seems to load, but not getting further). Non of the form fields are ...
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Do I need an ESTA for changing airplanes in Puerto Rico?

I'm a European citizen (from Germany) and I have a flight from Germany to Chile via Puerto Rico soon. I have a three hour stay at the airport and need to change the airplane (and flight operating ...
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Not Authorized ESTA, flying tomorrow

Been to the US before, no problem. Flying from Prague to Frankfurt and from Frankfurt to New York tomorrow (2 separate flights) at 11am. My ESTA was not authorised and I found out just today, as I had ...
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ESTA payment not processed

I filled all my credit card info to pay for the ESTA, it says processing and then goes back to the page where it says it is unpaid. No error message appears. Did it with another credit card and it did ...
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J-1 visa + ESTA to travel, not to RE-ENTER but to STAY in the US?

I am from the Netherlands and I know that similar questions were frequently asked but unfortunately, it seems like no one is in the exact situation I am. I went to New York last year, just for a week, ...
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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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