What do I do if my travel authorization was denied and I need to travel immediately?

Unfortunately, the Department of State is unable to guarantee next-day appointments because of varying demand for visas. Information about the appointment process is available at the nearest consular section or on The Department of State website. As a result, travelers are encouraged to apply for an ESTA approval far in advance of the proposed travel.

A travel authorizations is valid for two years from the date of authorization, or until your passport expires, whichever comes first.

If you obtain a new passport or change your name, gender or country of citizenship, you will be required to apply for a new travel authorization.

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If your ESTA has expired, you must reapply by submitting a new application.

If your ESTA expires while in the U.S. it will not affect your departure.

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