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How will the social media information on my ESTA application be used by CBP?

Published on: Mar 09, 2020, Last Edited: Mar 23, 2020 | Tags: ESTA Data Privacy, ESTA Form

Introduction There are several questions on the ESTA application form that are optional. One of these questions is regarding social media account information. This question provides Customs and Border Protection (CBP) with a point of reference when checking applicant information matches an alternative…

How long does it take for ESTA Approval?

Published on: Jun 18, 2018, Last Edited: Mar 11, 2020 | Tags: ESTA Duration, ESTA Application Time, ESTA Form

Introduction An ESTA application is processed instantly online and a majority of applications are approved within a minute of submission. However, there are cases where a decision on an application may be delayed by up to 72 hours. Once an ESTA application is approved, the user will be notified via their web browser or email. The approval notification will contain the application or authorization…

What is the ESTA Entry Form?

Published on: Jun 12, 2018, Last Edited: Mar 11, 2020 | Tags: ESTA Form, ESTA Requirements

Introduction Customs and Border Protection (CBP) no longer requires travelers visiting the U.S. by air or sea to complete paper-based I-94 or I-94W Arrival / Departure forms, which used to be confused as 'ESTA Entry Forms', given they were required just prior to the launch of the ESTA in 2008. Thus, since 2008 travelers arriving by air or sea to U.S. territories must now apply for an ESTA…

Minimize common ESTA application errors

Published on: May 01, 2018, Last Edited: Mar 11, 2020 | Tags: ESTA Form, ESTA Application

ESTA application errors can be costly or worse, they can limit a traveler’s ability to travel to the US by making them not authorized to travel under the visa waiver program. Thus, ESTA applicants should fill out their form with care given the numerous types of errors that can occur.

What are the ESTA Questions?

Published on: Sep 21, 2017, Last Edited: Mar 12, 2020 | Tags: ESTA Application Guide, ESTA Form, ESTA Application, ESTA Questions

The ESTA application form is managed and administered by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The purpose of the form is to gather a substantial amount of information so that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) can cross check an applicant’s details across numerous international terrorism, no-fly and criminal databases. However, DHS and CBP are considerate of the time applicants need…

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