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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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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Is my ESTA still valid though I've mislaid it?

I have mislaid my esta, I want to enquire if I still have a valid esta for entry into USA feb 2020
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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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Do I need ESTA if I have an I-94 in my passport?

I live in Canada and have an EU passport. I have a valid I-94 in my passport as I went to the US by car. I am flying to the us from Canada and was not sure if I need to get ESTA.
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Can I obtain a new ESTA whilst I still have a valid one?

I visited the USA earlier this year for 6 weeks. I intend to go back next year on the same ESTA visa in March for another 6 weeks to search for a job. This would bring me to the full length of the ...
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Is it recommended to fill the “Online Presence” in the online ESTA application?

The ESTA application has an "Online Presence" optional field, where one can provide their identifiers for various websites (example: Facebook, Instagram, etc.). As the field is optional, I decided to ...
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Job seeking in USA with ESTA [duplicate]

Despite the fact that the following matter has been brought up several times already, I would like to have confirmation as it is not so clear. My situation is the following: I am looking for openings ...
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Valid ESTA for US, but Check-In online says “Not received travel approval from the US authorities. Contact US Embassy or Consulate” [closed]

Tomorrow I want to fly to New York with my family. I have a valid ESTA for 2 years and have never been to the US. After filling out the information in the online check-in the following was written: "...
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ESTA with UK passport (valid > 10 years)

I am trying to apply for my ESTA using a passport with an expired ESTA. The passport was issued by the UKPO in September 2016, and is valid through January 2027 (because the UK added validity for an ...
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Is there a known problem with ESTA form online?passport validity? [duplicate]

I have a passport which was issued on Oct 26, 2011 and expires on Jul 26, 2022. Therefore it is valid for 10 years and 9 months. I am applying for an ESTA, but the website won't let me progress as it ...
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Does eTA allow me to exit and re-enter Canada?

I'm an exchange student, and I'm staying in Ontario, Canada for a semester (from September to December). I'd like to visit the US by bus and come back, and I'm aware of ESTA (which to me is just the ...
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UK citizen, US company, living in UK: Can I use an ESTA?

So: I am a UK citizen I work for a US company I currently live in the UK and have no US visa What am I allowed to do when I enter the US on an ESTA? Am I allowed to work if I am getting paid in a UK ...
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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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How much money is needed to prove you can support yourself with ESTA

I have a girlfriend coming over from the UK to the US and she’s nervous about how much money she should carry on her for her trip over that is about 2 weeks long. I of course will offer her a place ...
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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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Travelling to the US on the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) to attend a job interview

I am a UK citizen who has been invited to the US for the purposes of an onsite interview in a few weeks' time. I have been looking online for an answer to this question and have found many conflicting ...
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For how long can Spanish Citizens 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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Passport did not get stamped on 2nd arrival in US on ESTA visa

i have been traveling the US as a videographer and my passport did not get stamped on second arrival into the states but was scanned through normal customs but just not stamped by an officer. should i ...
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Will I be allowed to enter the US after living there illegally then legally in the past?

I was born in London. I went to the US as a child, my mother decided to make it a permanent move, so I became illegal. I graduated high school and when Obama came into office I was able to get DACA, ...
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Is an ESTA likely to be denied if I have had a previous Temporary LPR/ Greencard that is now expired?

I'm an Australian Citizen and need to travel to enter the USA for 3 days en route to another country. I have had an ESTA for traveling to USA in the past (previous to my conditional LPR) and have ...
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Is a conditional LPR/Greencard classed as National ID card for travel?

I want to know how best to answer the ESTA question: Have you ever been issued a passport or national identity card for travel by another country? Different sites I read say different things ...
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Procedure for crossing the land border from Canada to the USA for visa-exempt national?

Being in possession of a valid eTA for Canada and eligible for the US Visa Waiver Program, I plan to visit Canada, flying in and out. During my trip I may want to cross the Rainbow Bridge at Niagara ...
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I'm already in the USA since 2 weeks. Can I extend my stay by a month when I told the CBP I'd only be there for a month

I came here to the US to visit my girlfriend for a month. But now we wanna spend more time together, I want to reschedule my flight back home by a month, but I told the CBP when I arrived 2 weeks ago ...
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Q1 and ESTA applications

I have a current Q1 visa which is due to expire in December. I plan to travel home in November, whilst I'm there is it possible to apply for an ESTA to travel & holiday in the USA for a few weeks ...
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Can I re-enter the US with an F1 Visa after arriving with a VWP (ESTA)?

So currently I’m planning to enter the US with an ESTA on the 21st of December as my F1 Visa only allows me to enter on the 22nd of December. However, I’m unable to change my flight because I booked ...
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Previously overstayed US, ESTA denied, is visa likely to be approved? [closed]

My mother used to live and work in the US, as this was up until the mid 90s I was listed on her passport and visa. We left the US in 1994 (I was 5). My mum was unaware at the time that we actually ...
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US citizen travelling to USA with non-US citizen child

I am dual UK-USA citizen residing in the UK. My children are UK citizens. Although technically they are eligible for USA citizenship, we've never got around to doing it (and not sure if I want to). I'...
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Why does the online I94 form require VWP applicants to buy ESTA?

I'm a EU citizen living in Canada. I'm taking a road trip to the US next week. According to the CBP website, I don't need to renew my ESTA to do so. In hopes of slightly accelerating the paperwork at ...
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Can I travel on the same ESTA?

I overstayed my ESTA for about 51 days when I went to the US. When I checked my ESTA status online it says approved. Can I travel back to the US on the same ESTA, or do I have to apply for a new one?
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How seriously should I take a CBP interview where I was told I have a red flag and could only stay for 30 days?

I’m 20 year old girl traveling on a ESTA for the second time over a longer period. The first time I used it for a longer 2 months period in June. Then I went home for one month and now I am back. The ...
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Have you ever been issued a passport or national identity card for travel by any other country? [closed]

I was Indian citizen by birth. Once I had Indian passport. Now I am citizen of Italy with Italian passport. Indian passport has been handed over to Indian government. Now I have only Italian passport. ...
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ESTA 90 days - flight delay [closed]

I have been travelling in the US on an ESTA (for holidaying purposes and to see family); I entered on 08 June 2019. I purhcased tickets to depart the US on 04 Sept. 2019, and I was due to depart JFK ...
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Entering the US with dual citizenship but US passport is long expired?

I have a European passport which is currently valid (born in Europe) and a US passport (parents are American) which expired a while back (issued before I turned 16). Because of this I don't think I ...
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Remaining in the US beyond VWP admission period

Someone from Denmark is here on the visa waiver program (VWP) to take care of her terminally ill sister. What happens if she reaches the end of her 90 day period of admission and she still needs to ...
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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? How do I edit it ?
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Can I apply for en ESTA visa while on an F1 [closed]

I am studying on an F1 visa but have to take leave to find funds to continue my studies. When I take leave I have 15 days to leave the country. My question is, can I apply for an ESTA while I'm still ...
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Traveling to Mexico via land - problem when coming back to the US?

I had planned a flight to Indonesia out of the US, but plans changed and we went to Mexico instead. I heard that when you go to Mexico by land it doesn't tell the US border system that you left the ...
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I have a B1-B2 Visa expiring Oct 2019 but will start using ESTA from now on. When should I apply for ESTA?

I have a B1-B2 visa (on my Venezuelan passport) that will expire Oct 12, 2019. I will not renew that visa and will start using ESTA from now on (I am citizen of Spain also). My question is: When ...
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Applied for ESTA and was denied. Subsequently, secured a visa and travelled to US. Can I try ESTA again? [duplicate]

I was rejected for a visitor visa for the USA when I was an Indian citizen. Now I am an Australian Citizen. I applied for ESTA, which got denied, maybe due to my previous rejection. Since then I have ...
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ESTA question - British citizens travelling to US and Canada

My brother and I are planning a trip next year to visit our uncle in Canada, and will spend part of the time in the US. On the official online ESTA application form, under the section name "Travel ...
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ESTA expiring 3 days after arrival - leave to Mexico and come back

My ESTA expires on 5 Sept and we arrive in LA on 3 September...I am aware this is fine - it only has to be valued for entry However, we intend to go to Tijuana, Mexico for the day on 11 September so ...
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ESTA declined to the US

I was declined an ESTA due to answering yes in have you ever been convicted. I thought it would ask when and why to explain but no its a blanket question. I was a junior aged 16 and only received a ...
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Leaving the USA after 90days ESTA runs out [duplicate]

Im (german citizen) currently staying in the US with the 90 days esta. Is it sufficient to leave the US and stay in mexico or canada (I can stay there for 180 days) or do I have to leave north ...
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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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I have an expired US passport, can i enter US on my foreign passport with ESTA?

I have an expired US passport, and due to an family emergency in America, i need to travel immediately. The US embassy where i live cannot renew my passport for another 2-3 weeks. I have dual ...
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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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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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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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ESTA with a B1/B2 visa application in administrative processing

I have applied for a B1/B2 US visa, got approved during the interview and was informed the next day that my visa application has been put into an administrative processing. My question is, since I ...
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Multiple entry in a month allowed under ESTA? [duplicate]

I am from Australia and planning to visit Canada and U.S this year. I got my ESTA approval but not sure about coming to U.S. twice in a month. I will be visiting NY from Toronto and then back to ...