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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Are these intended activities legal to do in the USA under the VWP?

I'm a British citizen traveling to the USA next month with an ESTA to see my fiancee. I'm traveling there to plan our wedding, talk about a location to get married, and probably finalise a date and a ...
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Re filling out ESTA - On the form do I say yes to transit or no?

Re filling out ESTA - I am flying into the US staying 2 days then flying onto Rome tthen returning 6 weeks later for 4 nights then flying home to NZ. On the form do I say yes to transit or no?
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Can I apply for a work visa whilst in the USA - entered on a ESTA [migrated]

I am a UK Citizen - I lived in MD for three years with my parents as a child (ARMY). I now live in the UK permanently. I have entered the USA on a Visa Waiver Program. I have found a small town ...
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Leave US with ESTA [duplicate]

I'm from Germany and I have an approved ESTA. I already bought flights to the US and back and I'm staying for 6 weeks. But now I'm thinking about spending around two weeks in Peru. Would it be ...
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How to complete ESTA application when “THE PAYMENT STATUS COULD NOT BE DETERMINED AT THIS TIME”?

I received a payment error during my ESTA application and still need to pay. The current application status for the last few hours shows: THE PAYMENT STATUS COULD NOT BE DETERMINED AT THIS TIME. ...
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Visit Canada to apply for B2 visa while in US on VWP

I had a major surgery and my mom came from Italy to support me. She is already in US under the VWP. She would like to stay over the 90 days because my recovery is taking longer than expected. We know ...
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ESTA query ticked no on transit query

Recently had my eTa and ESTA applications approved/authorized for my travel to Canada and the US. I hit no on the query regarding transit. Thinking I had to enter my hotel details for the US. Because ...
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After an 87 day stay in the USA, can I return for a long weekend? (ESTA)

I've searched through existing questions, but none seem to mention my specific situation, so I wanted to see if anybody has some experience with the following situation on an ESTA visa. From March ...
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Do cruise passengers answer In Transit on the ESTA application?

We will be travelling on a cruise ship from the UK to New York, going ashore for a couple of hours then departing same day to the Caribbean visiting various countries, returning to New York, going ...
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ESTA information when living in other country than citizenship

I have tried to fill out the ESTA-application, but is a bit unsure about what to answer to one of the questions. When I go to the ESTA-site, I am presented with a version which is translated into my ...
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ESTA denied, visit visa still in process

My husband and children are American citizens. I would like to travel to the US with them. ESTA is denied and visit visa is still in process. My mother in law hasnt been well since last year. Can I ...
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Is ESTA needed with a J-1 Visa?

I'm going on an internship in the USA this Summer. I already received my J-1 Visa but I was wondering if I still have to apply for ESTA. Is this the case?
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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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Unsure about ability to provide a full list of past emails+phone numbers. Is this a problem for visiting the US?

The enhanced rules for ESTA/DS-160, for people from the UK visiting the US for tourism, is reported to now require present+past social media accounts, and also email addresses and phone numbers used ...
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ESTA is valid but the Visa was denied- can I travel to the USA?

I was denied an O-1 Visa (Artist Visa) to the USA twice in the past year and a half. I applied for the O-1 Visa with my Israeli Passport. In addition, I have an European passport and a valid ESTA. I ...
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Am I allowed to use my valid ESTA again for a short visit to the U.S. after being denied a B2 visa for 1 year?

I have a valid ESTA since February 2014 which is valid until 2016. I used it last month to visit the U.S. for 2 days. After that I applied for a B2 Visa to stay with friends for 1 year which has just ...
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My ESTA has been refused

I’m planning on going to New York July 2020, I just applied for my ESTA and have been refused due to me having GBH (Grievous Bodily Harm) on my record what can I do now to try and get to the USA?
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For how long can I visit USA without visa?

I have a Spanish passport (Europe) and I would like to do an academic visit to a research center in the states. The host destination (in USA) is not paying anything, I am granted by an European ...
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What is the National Identification Number of Dutch citizens?

On the ESTA form for entry to the USA they ask for a National Identification Number, which should not be the same as a Personal Identification Number. What kind of number is it and where do I find ...
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ESTA/WVP - leaving US within 90 days, then staying in DR

My situation is as following: I plan to visit NY for 2 weeks (with a valid refundable ticket back to germany as an "onward" ticket), then fly to the Dominican Republic (DR) for 2 weeks, return once ...
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ESTA application status stuck at “Authorization Pending”. What can I do?

As a British citizen, I recently applied for an ESTA visa waiver in order for me to travel to and present at an academic conference in the United States. To my surprise, they have added additional ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Overstayed my VWP in 2008 due to marriage - will I be denied a B2?

in 2008 I messed up badly. I traveled 3 times to the US on VWP. The first 2 times stayed the full length. Upon my third entry on VWP I was put through secondary inspection and asked tons of questions. ...
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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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ESTA, two nationalities, two names, should I declare the second in the form?

I know there are similar topics (linked below) but I want to settle this once and for all. I will be travelling to the US later this year. I have two passports (UK/Indonesian), and the UK one has my ...
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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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How do I get a copy of an ESTA if I have mislaid my copy?

I visited New York last year in September on an ESTA, but I have mislaid my copy. How do I get another copy as I am travelling again to New York in the next couple of weeks? Many thanks.
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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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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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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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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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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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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: 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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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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Questions on ESTA and business purpose

I'm a citizen from a VWP (Visa Waiver Program) country, currently studying at university (in my home country) and working remotely as a contractor for a US company and I've been invited to the US by ...