Are you confused about ESTA?
You are wondering how to renew an ESTA application?
The ESTA is the best way to travel to the USA without having a proper visa from the US embassy.
Through the Visa Waiver Program, U.S. Customs and Border Protection does not currently allow renewals for ESTA applications. If your ESTA application status shows ‘’application expired’’ or ‘’application not found’’ for your ESTA antrag, you have to submit a new ESTA application. Inherently, ESTA is an electronic travel authorization it is why the applicant needs to complete the application online and pay the fee. In any case active or expired ESTA applications cannot be extended. There is no renewal system for ESTA basically, but you can submit a new application to get new ESTA and maybe you can call this new ESTA approval as renewed ESTA approval.
U.S. visitors have a misconception about renewing their ESTA applications unnecessarily. Renewing your ESTA is needed only if it expires before the date of departure to the United States. Obtaining a new ESTA will not reset the number of days you can stay in the United States nor will it gain any level of favorability with border guards assessing your request to enter the U.S.
Renew your ESTA before expiry:
There are no restrictions to reapply for a new ESTA whether you already have an active authorization under the Visa Waiver Program. If in any situation you apply for a new ESTA while the previous ESTA is still valid, you simply receive a system warning message. This message states, ‘’A valid, approved application with more than 30 days remaining has been found for this passport.’’ If you still need to apply for a new ESTA, you have to make the payments again to cancel the existing application. This step will cancel the already existing ESTA application. Once the ESTA is approved, it is valid for a period of two years from its date of approval. This approved ESTA antrag allows you to travel to the USA for multiple times.
Circumstances under what you need to renew your ESTA:
You must apply for ESTA renewal in any of the following circumstances:
- You have changed your legal name
- You have changed your gender
- You have received a new passport
- You have changed your country of citizenship
- Your existing visa has expired
- Your answer to any of the YES/NO questions on ESTA application would be different now.
All the information mentioned in your ESTA application must be true at the time of travel to the US. There is no need to renew your ESTA after every trip to the US. ESTA timer automatically resets after completing your every trip to the USA within 90 days. Keep it in mind that if you travel to Mexico or any nearby state to the US, this ESTA timer never stops. The time you spend there is also included in 90 days period and in any situation you have to leave the United States within 90 days.