MODIFY ESTA FORM: IS IT POSSIBLE?
If you are planning a trip to the USA, an ESTA will be required. This travel authorization created within the framework of the Visa Waiver Program (VWP), also called visa exemption program, has been compulsory since 2009. In order to obtain an ESTA authorization, you must fill in a form. But is it possible to modify the ESTA form? How do I make a change to this form? Our experts explain everything in this article!
WHAT IS ESTA?
The ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorization) was created to facilitate exchanges between the United States and nationals of the 38 countries of the visa waiver program (VWP):
The citizens of these 38 countries will therefore have the obligation to obtain an ESTA during a transit, a tourist trip or a business trip not exceeding 90 days. The ESTA is valid for two years, during which you can make as many trips to the United States as you want, as long as they do not exceed the 90 days mentioned.
THE ESTA FORM
The ESTA request is made in the form of an online form to fill out. The latter is available from the US government website. A series of questions relating to your identity and your journey will be communicated to you. You will also be asked a number of security questions, it is necessary to answer “no” to all of these questions in order to obtain your ESTA.
Errors in the ESTA form are not impossible. A single small error in the ESTA form can cost you your ESTA authorization. If this happens, can I modify my ESTA form? We will answer this question in this second part.
MODIFY ESTA FORM
MODIFICATION BEFORE VALIDATION OF THE FORM.
If you wish to correct a response to the form before submitting it, you can modify the ESTA form without problem. You just have to go back and correct your error or make the modification during the verification step. Also be aware that the form is intuitive, so it can recognize certain errors and report them to you.
MODIFICATION OF YOUR ESTA AFTER SUBMISSION OF THE FORM
Note that after submitting the form, only the email address and your address on site (in the USA) can be changed.
If you wish to modify other information, you must make a new request for ESTA.
Since the ESTA is valid for 2 years, your situation may have changed since the request, which may lead to the need to modify your ESTA. If this is the case, you must make a new request for ESTA, unless the change concerns your address on site or that of your email, as previously announced.
MODIFICATION OF AN ESTA FORM AFTER A REFUSAL
You have made a mistake in your ESTA form which has resulted in your refusal? Do not panic ! You can reapply for ESTA online, 10 days after your first request.
In order to avoid this kind of situation, you have the possibility of turning to our partner. The latter offers personalized assistance assistance in addition to issuing your ESTA. This assistance includes assistance in completing the form as well as a correction before submitting the form to the US authorities.
It is also possible that your ESTA request was refused to you because your passport is expired or old-generation (optical passport). To stay in the United States, you must have a valid biometric or electronic passport. If you are concerned, it is necessary to apply for a new passport at your town hall before renewing your ESTA application.
If, on the other hand, your ESTA has been refused for another reason (you have committed an offense in the USA, you have already traveled to Syria, Iran, Iraq, Yemen, Libya, Somalia, Sudan since March 1, 2011, your criminal record n is not devoid of certain serious terms …) it is necessary to apply for a visa from the American Embassy or the United States Consulate.