Published: Jan 19, 2015, Updated: Oct 17, 2022
The ESTA, or visa waiver, application may seem like a simple application, yet it is quite common to make a mistake. The most common mistakes are incorrect birthdate, passport expiry/issuance dates or passport number. If you find you've made a mistake on your ESTA application, here's what to do (checkout the video for a brief summary):
If you made a mistake on Question 1 of the ESTA application form, you can wait 24 hours and try submitting a fresh application. If you answered Questions 2 - Question 9 incorrectly, you will need to telephone US Customs and Border Patrol on +1 (202) 325-8000 or email the ESTA technical team via their website and let them know of your error: https://help.cbp.gov/s/article/Article-ContactUs?language=en_US.
If you made a mistake on any of the fields below, or any of the eligibility questions, you will need to submit a fresh application. These fields are individually listed below and described.
After submission of your ESTA application form, the only fields you will be able to change are - "Address While In The United States" and / or "E-mail Address".