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Why has my ESTA not been delivered?

Published on: Sep 09, 2019, Last Edited: Mar 11, 2020 | Tags: ESTA Delivery, ESTA Status, ESTA Processing

Introduction Recent changes to the processing of ESTA applications have resulted in increased processing timelines at Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Virtually, all ESTA applications are decided upon within 72 hours. Although instant decisions are still common, many decisions now are delivered via email, sometime in between a few hours or a few days after an application has been submitted.…

When to apply for ESTA

Published on: Jun 04, 2018, Last Edited: Mar 11, 2020 | Tags: ESTA Application Time, ESTA Status, ESTA Application Guide

Determining when to apply for ESTA gives applicants a good idea of timing on when to start an ESTA application. If approved, an ESTA is issued for a period of two years or the date of the applicant’s passport expiry, whichever date is sooner. Thus, if an applicant is planning multiple short trips to the United States over the course of two years, then the applicant may be better suited to wait closer…

ESTA approved and then denied

Published on: Nov 01, 2017, Last Edited: Mar 11, 2020 | Tags: ESTA Application, ESTA Status

Introduction Having an ESTA approved and then subsequently denied is an unfortunate yet frequent outcome for many Visa Waiver Program visitors of the United States. Countless numbers of holidays and business trips have been ruined because ESTA applicants had failed to confirm the status of their ESTA approval prior to heading to the airport or harbour…

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