Updating ESTA made easier

21 Feb 2017 The American Dream

You have a valid ESTA under the Visa Waiver Program and would like to update it before your next trip to the USA? We have good news for you: Updating your ESTA application has recently become easier.

In the scope of the Visa Waiver Program (VWP), people traveling for business or pleasure can, under certain conditions, travel to the USA without a visa and stay for a maximum of 90 days (whereas a Green Card grants you to stay in the USA forever ;-)).

A person traveling to the USA under the visa waiver program must obtain authorization with the new Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) before leaving on their trip or demonstrate that they have a valid ESTA. The ESTA application must be applied for at least 72 hours before departure. As soon as your ESTA is approved, you can update the following information:

  • Your e-mail address
  • Your address in the USA

UPdate your esta application quickly

The update-feature for the electronic ESTA form has recently been simplified: When you go to the official ESTA website and click on “Check ESTA Status”, you can pull up your current ESTA. By clicking on the “update” button, you will be given a clear overview of your ESTA details and if needed, you can easily and quickly make changes to your e-mail or your USA address.

Moreover, be aware that after you click on the “View” application button, the system might not show all the data you have given for the ESTA application (e.g. name, passport, travel and contact information as well as your employment details). The passport number can be found on the homepage.

Important: Please note that a new ESTA application is required if you have been issued a new passport or any changes to your passport have been made.