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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Having both visa and ESTA when travelling to the US

I have the following question about US Visa and ESTA. I am about to travel to the US to study. I have a valid F1 Visa, but in a confusion I applied for an ESTA afterwards as well. Both these things ...
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Traveling FIN-CAN-USA-FIN

I am a Finnish citizen very soon travelling from Helsinki to Montreal, Canada (No transit through USA) on a tourist visa and staying inside Canada for four months. From Canada I travel to Hawaii and ...
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Visiting the US after overstay as a minor [duplicate]

I found stories related to mine but none answered how I should fill out the Visa Waiver Program ESTA form. I moved to the US with my mother when I was 9 years old and left when I was 12 (with a ...
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Overstayed as a minor. Will I get the ESTA approval? [duplicate]

I moved to the US when I was 5 and moved back to my home country at the age of 13. Its been 13 years since then. I want to travel to the US for a short holiday and was wondering if I would get denied ...
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departing the US after arriving with ESTA [duplicate]

How does this work? i have dual Nigerian-British citizenship and i want to travel to the US from Nigeria. if I travel to the US with a british passport ( with ESTA of course) i will need to give the ...
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Can I get an ESTA but enter on a visa?

I've flown on AA twice from Europe in the last month and cannot check in online as I have a US visa. AA's site has nowhere for me to enter visa information so it rejects me because I don't have an ...
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Returning to US with ESTA for second time

First of all, if similar question already exists, I apologize - please provide a link to the other question. Situation: I have been living in US for over 10 years (green card holder). My girlfriend ...
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How, exactly, does the ESTA system work - specifically on arrival?

I am travelling to the US next week and want to check I have it right about how the ESTA system works. Other answers like this this one, describe what the process is and how to apply, but do not ...
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My ESTA application was denied, can I go to the US by land instead?

I'm German citizen, planned to visit my gf in US and my ESTA wasn't authorized. I think I did stupid mistake while applying, didn't check properly my answers, contacted ESTA authorities to fix mistake ...
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Leave and return to Canada from the US and stopover in the US

I'm a German student and I will do a semester abroad in Canada (less than 6 months so I will not apply for a student permit, but only an eTA). I want to do weekend trips to the US (overland) at the ...
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Is it possible to extend your stay after entering the US under VWP?

I am currently holidaying in USA and have entered the states on a ESTA visa waiver, I booked my return ticket two weeks after the 90 day ESTA expires (my fault) naively thinking it wasn't a big deal, ...
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VWP entry from USA to Canada then back to USA

I am currently in NYC and by the time I intend to fly (2nd August), I will have been in the USA for 90 days. My plan is to go to Canada for a few weeks to visit friends and then return to USA for 2 ...
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Travelling from USA to Canada and return [duplicate]

I have an esta. I am flying into USA, staying overnight before travelling to Canada by land arriving in Canada 12 hours later. I will be in Canada 100 days. Will I be able to return by land to USA to ...
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I had a ESTA, then applied for a US B-1/B-2 visa and was denied. Is my ESTA now void? [duplicate]

I only wanted to visit my son and new grandson and spend time with them. I feel now I cannot go an visit. The woman at the embassy did not even ask for any documents; she just basically said no, and ...
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Passport control: what airport is this?

I'd like to know what airport this is. In the image there seem to be three lines (besides the two clearly visible ones, the far left one says it's for US citizens, with some other text, and for ...
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eTA Application: Does declined US ESTA application count as “refused visa or permit”?

This question follows on from my previous question (see here for background). After having my ESTA (US visa-waiver) application declined, I did not apply for a full B-1/B-2 visa in order to attend the ...
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USA Global Entry member travelling with ESTA-only companion

Can a Global Entry-registered person choose to use the standard immigration lines? Context: My wife and I travel to the USA occasionally, sometimes together, sometimes separately. Currently we both ...
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Travelling to the US on an L2 visa when separated

I have an L2 visa that's still valid and would like to visit my friends in the US in the next couple of weeks but unsure I'm able to use it. Unfortunately, I'm separated from my husband who has the ...
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Travelling to the US on VWP while waiting for a work visa?

I am currently waiting for a work Visa P-1. But I want to visit friends and holiday in US before I start work. Can I enter on ESTA/VWP and holiday for 3 months whilst waiting for visa process, return ...
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ESTA Question: “have you ever been issued a passport or national identity card for travel by any other country”

If you changed your birth nationality and previously had a passport for the birth nationality, do you have to answer this question with "yes"? The difficulty is that the passport must be returned ...
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Can I enter the US with a typo in my ESTA application?

I'm flying to the US in two days and just realized I made a mistake in my ESTA application (I'm a EU citizen). Specifically, I mistook an O (the letter) for a 0 (the number) when entering my passport ...
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Using ESTA to enter the US, when I also have an expired K1

My fiancé and I decided we would not use the K1 visa as we were not quite ready to get married. It has now expired, but before it did, we told the embassy we were not using it, and the embassy said ...
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ESTA, first name confusion

I have gotten my ESTA approved, and understood that I were only to give the FIRST of our names listed under "Given names" in the passports. On the ticket and the passport information however, I ...
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Getting my J-1 authorised in the USA when I am travelling on an ESTA

I have a J-1 to start mid June 2016. I entered the USA to travel 28 days before its start date and had to get an ESTA. At the border they wouldnt do anything with my j1 as I am visiting at the moment. ...
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I was aprroved for an ESTA but THEN denied a US visa, can I still travel? [duplicate]

I applied for an ESTA and was approved, however the Question have you been arrested of an offence that caused serious damage to a person or building etc - I answered no as It was a fight I got into 18 ...
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Visa Waiver Program and working within the US [duplicate]

I am employed by a US company but live and work in the UK. I also get paid into a UK bank account. Can I travel to the US with an ESTA and remain under the VWP for business meetings or short term work ...
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Visiting the US twice under one ESTA? [duplicate]

I'm from the UK and will be visiting Florida for the second time this year to spend the summer under an ESTA. I have enough money to cover accommodation for two months and expenses without having to ...
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Is my airport transit ESTA exceeded by staying in Canada for 6 months? Can I travel back to USA? [duplicate]

I am a citizen of an EU country, currently studying an exchange program at a Canadian university. In January I flew from Berlin to Montréal via Chicago, where I waited 2 hours at the airport before ...
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Am I a repeat traveler in terms of ESTA?

I am currently travelling to the US and I have a EU passport. I also have a valid ESTA document. I fly from Germany to Chicago and continue with a domestic connection flight. Chicago Airport provides ...
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Do I need to provide a US contact when applying for an ESTA?

My friend has informed me there is a mandatory field for a 'US point of contact' (name and phone number) when he was applying for his ESTA. I don't see how they could make this mandatory as most ...
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12 weeks in America - What questions should I prepare for? [duplicate]

So, to put it simply I'm going to America for 12 weeks and staying with a friend and her parents the entire time. They've already agreed to feed me and pay for all my basic needs if necessary. I've ...
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Do I need to tell the USA I changed my name?

I changed my name recently (First and last due to simply disliking my birthname) and received my new passport. I visited the USA last year in December with my old passport and old name, do I need to ...
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Cruising from Canada to Alaska [closed]

We are flying to Canada and staying with friends, but during our stay we are cruising to Alaska and back. Do I need an ESTA?
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Visa waiver in US

I am in the US for 90 days on a visa waiver (ESTA). Can I leave the US for Mexico and return within the 90 days?
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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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Travelling to US under Visa Waiver Program using newly acquired citizenship

I am a Romanian citizen and I have recently acquired Hungarian citizenship as well. I was never a resident of Hungary. I have valid passports from both countries, but I have never used the Hungarian ...
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Re-entry to USA after flying back to the UK for 2 weeks (ESTA) [duplicate]

I'm flying to the US in June for a total of 67 days in order to visit my girlfriend. I would have liked to stay the full 90 days but I've had to book an earlier return flight so I can come back to the ...
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90 days in the US under the VWP - is it possible to leave after say 60 days for 2 weeks and then return for a week [duplicate]

I am travelling to the states on a UK passport and I intend on being there for under 90 days. Then Leave and come back for the remainder of the 90 days. Is this possible ? Is it ok to be out of the ...
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Too much time in the US? (using VWP) [duplicate]

Just looking for some opinions here before I begin planning my next US trip. A little background first; I'm a UK citizen with a clean immigration history. I've made 4 short/medium length visits to ...
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J1 visa, going home to UK, returning to visit using the Visa Waiver Program?

I am currently in the US under a J1 visa programme, and will leave in July 2016 however I would like to come back to travel in the following month of September 2016 on an ESTA? Would this be okay? Is ...
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Should I renew my ESTA if my point of contact has changed? [duplicate]

Two months ago I entered the United States for business purposes. The point of contact I specified was "Company X". Now I need to visit the States again, for business purposes, but I'm visiting "...
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Traveling to US with ESTA but have an Iranian father. Do I need a visa instead?

I am a British citizen and have dual nationality with Hong Kong but my father is Iranian. Does this mean I also have Iranian nationality? I've never held an Iranian passport or traveled to Iran and he ...
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Whilst on ESTA I was stamped a 6 month B2 visa, would this be considered overstaying?

I flew to Houston early last year on an ESTA waiver, and upon arrival the officer stamped me in writing B2 on my stamp with 6 months'of validity. I stayed for one month and then travelled overland ...
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Updating USA address for second visit on ESTA [duplicate]

I have followed the '3 simple steps' to update my ESTA as I want to change the address for which I am staying at in the USA, however they just sent me a copy of my current ESTA with the old address on ...
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Is there a need for ESTA visa update when traveling to different location? [duplicate]

My ESTA visa is valid and my passport has not expired but my travel location is different from the first time. Should I update the travel information?
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Extending the stay in the US On the VWP once in the country

I m travelling to the US in June on the VWP and have a return flight 10 days later but I may want to extend this but still well within the 90 day limit. what are the implications on re entering later ...
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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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Extending stay in the US beyond 90 days under the Visa Waiver Program (“ESTA Visa”) [duplicate]

I am going to be in the US for 100 days. As a european i am allowed by ESTA visa to be in the US during 90 days. For these extra 10 days is it possible to do an extension or to do another application ...
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Now dual Canadian and EU citizen- Does ESTA need to know? [duplicate]

I just became a Canadian citizen and will travel with Canadian passport to USA. Does ESTA need to be updated with this information?
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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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