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New Questions Proposed for ESTA Form

CBP has proposed adding questions to the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) application on eligibility requirements for travel under the Visa Waiver Program. In addition to country-specific travel restrictions, a request for ESTA applicants’ Global Entry Program numbers are being proposed as well as work and overstay questions. The latter could pose problems for some. Interestingly, questions about marriage have not been added, which also could have posed problems for ESTA applicants who are married to a U.S. citizen.

ESTA travelers are reminded to check their ESTA authorization before travelling. 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. This is also required if one of your answers to any of the VWP eligibility questions changes. The associated fee of $14 will be charged for each new application submitted.