FOR HOW LONG IS MY ESTA VALID?
ESTA applicants should always check the status of their ESTA before planning a trip. You need to check the status to find out the ESTA permit number and the ESTA expiration date. Always check the status FIRST, and do not submit a new application, as a new application costs money and can cancel or rewrite your current ESTA. Check the validity period of your ESTA here.
After receiving an ESTA permit, it is valid for two years from the date of issuance of the permit, unless it has been canceled or your passport has not expired during this two-year period.
Your entry permit will be revoked on the same day that your passport expires, if your passport expires during the two-year period of validity of the permit.
Your ESTA may also be revoked or rewritten if you submit a new ESTA application during this two-year period.
HOW DO I CHECK AND SEE IF MY ESTA IS STILL VALID?
To check and make sure that your ESTA is still valid, click here to check the validity period of your ESTA before traveling to the United States of America.
Fill out a short online form that includes entering information from your passport. You will receive the ESTA status. You will also receive the permit number and the expiration date of the ESTA, if your application is still valid. Below are 5 possible ESTA statuses.
5 POSSIBLE ESTA STATUS RESPONSES WHAT THEY MEAN:
1. ESTA AUTHORIZATION APPROVED
If you have received a message that your ESTA permit is approved, this is good news, since it means that you have the right to travel to the United States. Write down or print out the expiration date of your ESTA and the ESTA application number. Make sure that your ESTA application has not expired before you plan to travel to the United States.
It is also recommended to check the validity of the ESTA on the day when you plan to leave for the United States. It is recommended to check the validity period of the ESTA on the day of the trip, since the application can be withdrawn by the Customs and Border Guard Service at any time.
2. ESTA APPLICATION PENDING
If you have received a message that your ESTA application is under consideration, it is likely that it was submitted recently and is still under consideration. Please note that it may take up to two weeks to process an ESTA application.
Please check the validity period of your ESTA again after 72 hours to see if it has been approved or not.
Remember that it is best to submit an ESTA application at least two weeks before the planned trip, since it can take up to two weeks to process it.
3. ESTA APPLICATION EXPIRED
If you have received a status stating that your ESTA application has expired, you need to apply for a new ESTA travel permit.
To obtain this status, you can submit a new application for an ESTA if you have a passport of the country that is eligible for an ESTA.
You can apply for a new ESTA here.
Unfortunately, there is no way to renew the ESTA permit, you can apply for a new permit only after the expiration of your ESTA permit.
4. ESTA APPLICATION NOT AUTHORIZED
If you receive the “ESTA application not authorized” status, it means that you are not eligible to travel to the United States of America under the Visa Waiver Program.
Note: The agency that controls the ESTA is the US Customs and Border Patrol. The US Customs and Border Protection Service will not inform travelers whose applications have not been approved about the reasons for refusal.
Possible reasons why the application may not be approved: if the applicant has expired the visa during a previous trip or entered incorrect information in the ESTA application. In the section “What to do if I made a mistake in the ESTA application” below, you will find information about what to do if you provided incorrect information in the application.
You can still come to the US using a B-2 tourist visa or another type of visa. For more information and to apply for a visa to the United States, go to the following link https://estatousa.com/tourist-visa/.
5. ESTA APPLICATION NOT FOUND
If your ESTA application is not found, the most likely reason is that the applicant entered incorrect information in the application or incorrectly entered the information in the validity check form. Double-check the entered biographical information and re-submit the form.
If the information was entered incorrectly in the original; ESTA application, there is no connection between your correct biographical information and the one that was actually entered in the application, so a match cannot be found.
Finally, the ESTA application Not Found status can be assigned if neither the current nor the previous ESTA application has been submitted.
In this case, you can submit a new application for TSTA status if you have a passport of the country that is eligible for ESTA status. You can declare a new ESTAhere.
WHAT IF I MAKE A MISTAKE ON MY ESTA APPLICATION?
If you have provided incorrect information in the ESTA application, you can get information about updating or correcting this information by reading this article is from the ESTA Information Center.
HOW DO I APPLY FOR ESTA?
If you are eligible for an ESTA, you need to apply for an exit permit by filling out a simple ESTA online form.
It usually takes several days from the moment of submitting an application to its consideration. However, in some cases, it may take up to two weeks until your application is considered and a final answer is given.
After reviewing your application, you will receive information about the status of your ESTA.
In some cases, your application may be rejected, and therefore you will not be provided with an ESTA.
However, in most cases, applicants receive a positive response that their application has been successfully considered, and now they can enjoy visa-free travel to the United States. From this moment on, the ESTA is valid for two years.
It is also important to remember that the ESTA can be used and, therefore, is valid only if the applicant’s passport is also valid. This means that after receiving the ESTA, it will be valid only until the expiration of your passport, if this happens before the end of the two-year ESTA validity period.