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The requirement to have parental consent has exactly nothing to do with immigration law. You will find it nowhere in Title 8 of the United States Code (see chapter 12) nor, I think, in Title 8 of the Code of Federal Regulations (see chapter I, subchapter B). Therefore, a child's immigration status does not affect this requirement, nor does the status of ...


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I was in your exact situation: valid ESTA, but because I travelled to North Korea in 2014, I was caught by this rule change. Like you, I found it ambiguous: it was not clear to me if existing ESTAs were suddenly invalid, or only future applications. I played it safe and got a visa from the London embassy. I was merely asked if I had been there for tourism ...


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In the Netherlands you are allowed to request a second passport specifically for the purpose of entering a country that has "issues" with another country you have visited. Maybe this also applies to this case, and would allow you to apply for a second ESTA? https://www.netherlandsworldwide.nl/living-working/passport-and-identity-card/second-passport


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On a Norwegian version of Flyertalk, someone reported seeing the CBP's computer screen (mis-angled) showing a list of "high-risk" countries they had been to, on previous passports, without having flown between these countries and the US. So it is not unlikely they will know you've been to North Korea. In other words, I would not risk it if I were you. Get a ...


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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 case) are no longer eligible to be admitted under the Visa Waiver Program. This is the case whether or not your ESTA is valid; you're seeking to be admitted ...


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Absolutely not. For land entry, the US has a process by which you are allowed to withdraw your application to enter the country. That is exactly and precisely intended for situations like this. The mission of Immigration is to block anyone who isn't a genuine "Visitor" -- people who come to the US to commit acts of terror or other crime seek employ (...


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