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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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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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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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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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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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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