When do I need to reapply for an ESTA?

A new travel authorization may be required in any of the following circumstances:

  • The traveler is issued a new passport
  • The traveler changes his or her name
  • The traveler changes his or her gender
  • The traveler s country of citizenship changes; or
  • The circumstances underlying the traveler s previous responses to any of the ESTA application questions requiring a "yes" or "no" response have changed.

Travel authorization approvals will typically be granted for a period of two years or until the applicant s passport expires, whichever is sooner. ESTA will provide validity dates upon approval of the application. Therefore, a traveler must apply for a new travel authorization when a prior ESTA authorization or an applicant s passport expires. The associated fee will be charged for each new application submitted.

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A travel authorization is valid for two years after the application date or until the passport expiration date whichever happens 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.

Your ESTA must be valid when you enter the U.S., if it expires during your stay it will not affect your departure.


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