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Error when applying for ESTA: "Invalid Street Name"

Just keep clicking retry, and eventually, after a dozen tries, it will give you the option of accepting the address anyway and continuing:
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I've been warned to leave the US within 10 days as I will "overstay" my visa, but I have legally left the country by plane months ago. What can I do?

First, check that this is a genuine warning. Check it for the usual signs of a scam email (faked "from" address, links you to a website that does not end in .gov). Contact US immigration on a publicly ...
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How can I answer ESTA question when I don't have all the required details?

Move your mouse over the circled ? just above the drop-down. It'll tell you: If you have been issued one of these documents from another country, but you do not remember the passport number or ...
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I may have broken ESTA rules without knowing. What to do now?

So now, what are my risks? None. Are you going to walk up to an immigration officer and say some years ago I broke immigration rules that US Immigration does not know about? They will think you are ...
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Traveled on an invalid ESTA due to prior N Korea trip. How screwed am I?

The only way to get a definitive answer will be to apply for a US Visa, but realistically it's extremely likely that the answer is "not at all screwed". Technically you did break the rules, ...
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ESTA revoked. Can I enter on another passport?

Once your friend has overstayed a VWP visit once he is forever barred from entering under the VWP again, no matter which passport he is using. The only way to be readmitted in this situation is ...
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I've been warned to leave the US within 10 days as I will "overstay" my visa, but I have legally left the country by plane months ago. What can I do?

As others have suggested, first check your I-94 departure record. If something has gone wrong and your departure has not been recorded properly, it will show up there. If the system is showing ...
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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?

Immigration's job is making sure visitors to this country don't overstay, don't seek employment without the proper visa, don't rely on social services, don't commit crimes, and aren't being trafficked....
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Will I face problems if staying 91 days in the US visa-free?

You have 3 options: Rebook your return ticket / Buy an additional one-way return ticket (might be less expensive than re-booking a non-refundable ticket) Get a visa (costs USD 160) Overstay, be ...
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Is this a legit ESTA application?

Thankfully your card hasn't been charged. Do not continue to deal with this service ONLY use the government site, NOTHING else. Not only are you likely to be charged much more; they may not even ...
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Entering the US with dual citizenship but US passport is long expired?

7 weeks should be enough time for a new passport. I would suggest you contact your local US consulate immediately and get the process started, letting them know of your time constraint. There are ...
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Missed flight at exact 90-day ESTA mark. Will exit US on transfer flight (US to CAN to JAP). How will this affect my future plans for I-129F visa?

Although stays in Canada famously do not reset the Visa Waiver Program 90 day clock*, that does not mean that stays in Canada after you have exited the US for the last time in a trip are added to your ...
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Do Canadian citizens need a U.S. visa if travelling to the U.S. from the United Kingdom?

You do not need a visa. That website is not an official site. It exists for the purpose of overcharging people for their ESTA applications. Note the disclaimer at the bottom of the page, which ...
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Who to contact about ESTA refusal for previously overstaying partner of US citizen?

I think they are correct that you are not eligible to use the Visa Waiver Program ever again. INA 217(a)(7) (8 USC 1187(a)(7)) says: (a) Establishment of program The Secretary of Homeland Security ...
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Does an American citizen holding a Belgian passport need an ESTA to visit the US?

No. However, you will need to travel to the US using your US passport. From the Official ESTA Application website: Do I need to apply for an ESTA if...? I am a U.S. Citizen with dual ...
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Travel to the US with a valid ESTA when technically no longer eligible

You are not eligible and need to apply for a visa. As the document you quote states, people who have traveled to North Korea after March 1, 2011 (with exceptions that presumably do not apply in your ...
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Can I be banned from reentering the US because I didn't use my return ticket, but bought a one-way for a later date instead?

The US CBP (Customs and Border Protection) is uninterested in how you purchase your flights from the airline. Their only concern is that you leave the US on or before the date your stay expires. There ...
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Can you leave the US as a dual citizen with an expired US passport?

Legally, she can enter the US with her US passport (since it will not yet have expired), but she will need to renew it before leaving: Except as otherwise provided by the President and subject to ...
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Is volunteer work allowed in the US while visiting under the VWP or a B1/B2 visa?

In general it is allowed to volunteer in the US when you are there on a B1 or B2 visa, or on visa waiver program, and for most other visas that do not permit paid employment. However there are some ...
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Not Authorized ESTA, flying tomorrow

My second ESTA application was denied as well. I did not state it here before but I've been to Iran in 2014 for a week. I just found out that anyone who has been in Iran, Somalia, Yemen etc. after ...
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I made a mistake on my ESTA, am I screwed?

You are definitely not "screwed"! There's 2 issues that you're going to have to address as a part of the visa interview. The fact you've visited Iraq and Iran since 2011. This fact IS an ...
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Entering the US with dual citizenship but US passport is long expired?

I just checked the processing times for a US passport application at a few embassies: London, approximately four weeks (faster service at consulates general) Warsaw, five to ten business days Prague, ...
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Will getting a refund from an ESTA scam site cause me to be blacklisted from the US?

Update: the Customs and Border Protection website now says: You may also have a third party, such as a relative or travel agent, pay the associated fees for each application. CBP is not responsible ...
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Overstayed my VWP in 2008 due to marriage - will I be denied a B2?

You are not eligible for ESTA because you did overstay, there's no ambiguity about that. I see no need to call CBP, they are not there to help you and many times you will get wrong information anyway. ...
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ESTA denied because overstay - how to appeal?

If you're sure he left within a 30-day grace period (i.e. it didn't expire), then e-mail the CBP at esta@cbp.dhs.gov and tcc@cbp.dhs.gov, explaining the situation in clear detail and attaching ALL ...
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ESTA controls when travelling within two states in the US

No. It's a domestic flight. There's no immigration control. Only passengers arriving from international destinations are sent to the immigration hall. When you check in for the flight, you'll need ...
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What is the US Visa Waiver Program and what is an ESTA?

What Is the US Visa Waiver Program? The US Visa Waiver Program (VWP) allows travellers of certain nationalities to visit the US for tourism or business purposes without the need for a visa, for a ...
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If I am married to a US citizen, do I need to travel on an ESTA?

There are two things to consider: The regular (pre-COVID) rules for entry into the US still apply. To enter the US (actually to even be allowed to board), you need to either: be a US citizen be a US ...
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Can I re-enter the USA after a 1-day overstay 3 years ago?

You did not acquire either a three year or a ten year ban because you overstayed by less than 180 days, but you are barred from using the ESTA again because any overstay prevents you from using it ...
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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?

Further to @Hilmar’s answer, and after update from OP confirming duration of stay per i-94 is 90 days, IMHO the answer to the question is ‘yes, you should take this landing interview seriously’. A ...
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