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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Do I need to apply for a new ESTA when flying from a different airline?

When I made my ESTA application half a year ago (so within the 2 years), I flew from Japan. I had to enter the details about my Airline and from where I departed. I'm going there again (this friday!!...
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ESTA State/Province/Region required but there is no sensible answer

I'm filling out an ESTA for travel the the US later this year. I've done this before but they've recently added several new fields, including address in home country. Iceland in my case. The problem ...
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Land crossing to America from Mexico with ESTA - 90 days reset?

I am planning on transiting to Los Angeles on an ESTA (I will be in the USA for maybe 2-3 weeks) from there I want to cycle into Mexico and the rest of Central America. 5-6 months later I would like ...
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Does parents' family name refer to mother's married name or maiden name on VWP/ESTA form?

The updated visa waiver form asks for my parents' "family" name, as shown below. Does this mean my mothers birth family name or her married family name?
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What does a person with waiver visa need to fly within USA

What does a person, who has a waiver visa (ESTA) to visit USA, need to fly within USA? What information have to be filled during flight booking during purchase (domestic flights usually don't ask for ...
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UK ESTA USA Visa run

I am spending 2 months in the USA with friends, then plan to go back to London for a month, then back to the USA for another two months. Just to hang out with friends again. I can easily prove, that ...
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Do I need to apply for ESTA?

I am Greek holding a Greek passport and travelling to Cancun directly from Amsterdam. Do I still need to apply for ESTA?
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ESTA and passport validity period - potential problems?

I am an EU citizen planning to travel to the USA using the ESTA in March 2015. My passport expires on September 16 2015. According to the website I should have passport valid for 6 months although ...
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Entering USA under VWP for 3 weeks and continuing to CAN for a 3-month stay?

Similar questions were asked, but they were still different from my situation. I wanted to enter USA under VWP stay there for about 3 weeks, cross over to CAN where I would stay for 3-3.5 more months ...
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Re-entering the US from Mexico [duplicate]

I came to the US from the UK on September 1st and spent the full 90 days travelling round under the VWP and an ESTA. After my 90 days were up I have come to Mexico, where I will be spending 6 weeks in ...
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ESTA Transiting first, then entering the US [duplicate]

I need help with one of the questions on the ESTA application form. 'Is your travel to the US occurring in transit to another country?' I am flying in on the 3rd February from Sydney Australia to ...
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Can I reenter the US on ESTA after my J-1 has expired?

I am Danish university student currently studying in CA for a year on a J-1 visa. Some of my old friends from Denmark would come to the US during the last week of my grace period. I want to do a ...
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Can I have multiple valid ESTAs in different passports?

I'm a citizen of country X and have a valid United States ESTA in my X passport. Recently, I became of citizen of Y and now have a Y passport as well, which I would like to use for future travel to ...
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Returning to the US after a 90-day VWP stay

If I go to the US for 90 days on an ESTA, then go back to Norway for say 3-4 weeks, can I then go back to the US for another 90 days?
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If I have an ESTA approved for transit, can I visit a second time as a tourist?

I go to México in some time, and my fly tickets first I go from Peru to the US, because of that I require a visa to enter US. In my country I can apply for VWP, but I'm a little scared of getting ...
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Entering the USA by land border

I'll do a two week trip from Europe to Toronto and will fly back from New York. I plan to enter the US at Niagara Falls using a Greyhound bus (or Amtrak train alternatively). I meet all requirements ...
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United Airlines' online check-in procedure : “stay” or “transit” for one night?

I have booked flights which involve me transiting through the USA (Newark) en route to Costa Rica. My itinerary includes an overnight stay in New York; I'll be spending the night with relatives. I ...
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90 Day Visa Question for ESTA [duplicate]

My girlfriend is Swiss and has the ESTAVisa. We landed in the US over 3 months ago and were in NYC for just 4 days. Then, we have been in Canada for the past 3 months+. I just read that a visit to ...
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Is there a list of US Airports with the kiosks for ESTA arrivals?

Evidently, LAX (at least the Tom Bradley Terminal) now has kiosks to process ESTA arrivals, instead of the traditional 100-person queues we're used to seeing. However, the author is unclear which ...
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UK Citizen with a US-based company - I only have an ESTA and I work and train in Houston

I am worried my company have given me the wrong information. I work for an American oil company. I am based in Houston and paid in dollars. Whilst in Houston I am training (this is what they say ...
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Is there a time limit to staying on an ESTA in any one year?

An elderly friend of mine has recently been to Hawaii, staying from the end of May until July 21st, 2014. He has a valid ESTA which expires April 2016. He would like to travel again this coming ...
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ESTA approved on the same day as B-1/B-2 visa refused

I am writing because I have a question regarding my ESTA application and because I could not find a similar case online that would help me at this stage. I have never been to the U.S. so this would be ...
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I-94W visa ? ESTA?

What is the I-94W visa form? Traveling by car from Mexico to the USA, via ESTA VWP. Plan to stay in the USA for up to 90 days. Then we head into Canada for 6-8 weeks, before be head back into the US ...
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Does a non-American need an ESTA to leave the USA?

I am a British Citizen who will be travelling to Canada and then onwards to USA by train and then returning to Canada by air. I am aware that I do not need an ESTA to enter the USA by train but do I ...
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UK Citizen attending and filming Conference in the USA on Visa Waiver Program

I'm a UK Citizen, filmmaker, travelling to the USA to visit a conference and do some filming of the event to add to some videos I'm making for the client back in the UK. It's a UK Based client. Does ...
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Non-resident alien working for non-US company telecommuting for 10 days under ESTA Visa Waiver [duplicate]

I am a European citizen non-US resident travelling to the US for 4 weeks under the ESTA Visa Waiver, of which 10 days will be spent telecommuting/work remotely. I know that I am legally within my ...
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Travel to US a few days before VWP expiry

Can you re-enter the US under the visa wavier program a few days before the 90 days VWP limit expires? I traveled to the US for one week back in May and was wondering if I can now return to the US for ...
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Applying for B1/B2 while under the ESTA visa in USA

I am a Maltese citizen, and I am visiting the USA currently by ESTA visa (visa waiver program), so I can't stay here more than three months, but I need to stay more because I have to spend more time ...
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ESTA Expiration to the day [duplicate]

Our two-year ESTA will expire on the plane journey home to Australia. Will this be considered OK at point of entry?
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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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Would I be scrutinized at the border for traveling to the US twice in a quick succession?

I am a British citizen visiting the USA in early August for a two week vacation with friends. After the holiday I'm returning to my home in the UK for three weeks. After that I will return to the USA ...
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Layover Minneapolis

Tonight I'll fly from Anchorage and I'll have a layover in Minneapolis. I will arrive at 7.36am and leave at 2.52pm (both terminal 1). I have few questions: Is there enough time to visit the city? ...
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Vessel and carrier number on the ESTA form if travelling by car from Canada?

I am travelling by car to Michigan, US this summer but flying into Ottawa Canada. What do i put on the ESTA form? It seems to assume i'm flying into US. My initial thought was to put flight no. etc. ...
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Entering US via car/land border on 90 day ESTA, exiting after 90 days via air/plane, re-entering via land to begin another 90 days [duplicate]

We bought a van in Canada to roadtrip the US for 6 months. We are planning on two 90 day stints in the US so as to comply with the ESTA requirements. It is looking more likely it will be easier to fly ...
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Overstayed on Visa Waiver Program and I am planning another holiday? [duplicate]

I went on the Visa Waiver Program to Chicago 3 years ago, I ended up over staying by 2 days. I am now going back for a week long holiday and I am just wondering what I need this time to allow me into ...
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Pre-reqs for travelling to USA from UK

I'm travelling to the USA (Seattle) in July for a week. I live in the UK (always have) and have a UK passport. What will I be required to obtain or fill out before travel?
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I'm arriving to the US by air, but departing via land. How do I end form I-94 now that it is only electronic?

I need to end my visa waiver period when leaving States to Canada so that I don't exceed the period of 90 days. But form I-94 is no longer a physical card, it's only online. How do I know or ensure ...
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Is re-entry on a tourist visa after being in USA for ESTA for almost 3 months a problem? [duplicate]

I am in the States on ESTA, but I like it here and would like to stay longer and explore more, so I decided to travel to Canada to apply for a B1/2 visa to re-enter for longer period. MOST ...
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90-day Visa Waiver for Australian

I am Australian and traveling on an Australian passport. My current ESTA expires in September 2015. My 90 day VWP will be up at the end of June. I have spent the whole 90 days in both Arizona or ...
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Can you re-enter USA on an ESTA?

I am visiting the US in August 2014 for a week, returning home to the UK & will then be visiting for another 2 weeks in October 2014. My question is, can I use the same ESTA or would I need to ...
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ESTA Rejection on Arrival on Dual Passport?

The ESTA site has a stern warning: Important Reminder: Neither possession of a visa, nor meeting the basic requirements for traveling visa-free on the VWP guarantees admission to the ...
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J-1 visa and Visa Waiver Program during grace period

I am a French national and currently working in the US under a J-1 visa. This visa will expire on May 30. I intend to leave the US to travel to Central America and Mexico, then to re-enter the country ...
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French student in Canada: going back home from NYC

I'm French, and I will continue my studies in Montreal during the next 3 years. Next year, I will go back to France for holidays, and I would like to take my flight from NYC. What are the ...
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Backpacking 46 days in the US with ESTA

I am a Greek citizen; this means that I have the chance to travel with ESTA. I have already bought my plane ticket and I will be in San Fransisco for 46 days, taking my backpack and travelling by bus. ...
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Personal enrichment course for 90 days after 20 days stay under Visa Waiver Program

I just came back from my first journey to the US; I've been there for 20 days. Now I'd like to attend a personal enrichment course in music production that takes 88 days or so to complete. Ideally, I'...
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My ESTA approval if I have previously had a B1 refusal

I applied for a B1 visa to attend a conference in the USA in 2013. I had another nationality (Non- VWP) at the time and my B1 application rejected under section 306 of border security. I now can apply ...
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Traveling from EU to Canada with stop in US without return flight

A European citizen wants to fly from Europe to Canada with a change of airplane in the US. I already figured out that the the participation in ESTA is required (if the country is applicable). Does ...
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When to apply for US ESTA?

We will be visiting New York for a week, then going to canada for 29 days then on an Alaskan 7 day cruise. Then back to the us for 3 days, to Hawaii for 7 days. While the visa should cover all of this ...
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ESTA visa waiver program - choosing 'country where I live' while moving to another country

I'm travelling to Canada soon on a 2 year working holiday visa, and have a stopover in Chicago for which I'm required to obtain a visa waiver (I'm from Ireland). I need to enter the country where I ...
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With the ESTA visa-waiver for the US, what if you have a reason to need more than 90 days?

So I was looking at some long distance hiking trails in the US - the Pacific Crest and the Appalachian. Both require 5-7 months to hike the whole thing. This is fine for locals, but what about ...

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