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An update, in case someone has a similar issue in the future. I contacted my government and they were unable to help me, but did say I would probably be able to travel. I had no issues at the US border.


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An ESTA is not a physical object, it is an electronic record. From the ESTA FAQ: Do I need to bring a printout or digital copy of my travel authorization to the airport? No. DHS will be able to communicate a traveler's ESTA status to the carriers. However, DHS recommends that travelers print out the travel authorization application response in order ...


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The best answer anyone will be able to give you is 'maybe', as it will depend a lot on the exact situations - and in particular the reason that your visa was refused. The US is often relatively strict when it comes to giving B1/B2 visas to people from VWP-eligible countries, and generally will require them to provide a suitable reason why they would not be ...


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Yes, it might. According to https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/tourism-visit/visa-waiver-program.html a recent visa refusal for any reason could result in denial of ESTA authorization, additional review at the port of entry, or denial of admission to the United States. See also ESTA validity after a visa denial


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Your post is confusing. There is no "90-day visa". You are probably talking about the 90-day admission period on the Visa Waiver Program. When you enter the US on the Visa Waiver Program, you are almost always admitted for 90 days (unless you have only been to Canada or Mexico or Caribbean islands since your last stay on VWP), regardless of how long you ...


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According to CBP official website FAQ on the Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act Frequently Asked Questions, the question is completely optional. Do I have to answer the new questions if the provisions of the new Act do not apply to me? Yes. All ESTA applicants must complete all non-optional fields on the ESTA ...


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I have just been on the phone number listed above. My passport had 11 years 5 months. I was advised passport was good and it was a system error which was going to be fixed. The agent told me to try again in four days.


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I have had the same issue. It is triggered by the year. For example the system works if you have a validity of 10 years 11 months if the dates run from say Jan 2015-Dec2025 but as soon as the year overlaps from 2015-2025 to 2015-2026 it will stop working. I have phoned them about this a couple of times and they are aware of the problem but have offered no ...


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Its very likely a bug - I have had the same issue. It is triggered by the year. For example the system works if you have a validity of 10 years 11 months if the dates run from say Jan 2015-Dec2025 but as soon as the year overlaps from 2015-2025 to 2015-2026 it will stop working. I have phoned them about this a couple of times and they are aware of the ...


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This is the second report within 11 hours about ESTA problems with a passport that is valid > 10 years presumably with an UK passport calling the link shown in @Traveller answer may be useful after reading the giving answer here: ESTA with UK passport (valid > 10 years) where I have incoperated the information supplied by you and the suggestion of @...


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I would suggest you contact the CBP Info Center at (202) 325-8000 or 1-877-227-5511 for assistance https://www.cbp.gov/travel/international-visitors/frequently-asked-questions-about-visa-waiver-program-vwp-and-electronic-system-travel


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Since this seems to a date problem, check if you have entered the dates in the expected format: UK: TT/MM/YYYY US: MM/TT/YYYY 31/01/2027 would be a valid UK date, but an invalid US date Dialogs with Combo-Boxes, where the month must be selected, won't have this problem. Care should also be taken to insure that the date of birth is correctly given: 07/...


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