What can make my ESTA application ineligible?

ESTA applications are often rejected due to simple errors such as typos or not entering the right passport expiration date. Following are the most common mistakes leading to ESTA refusal:

  • Small errors and/or inconsistencies in the data provided by the applicant.
  • The applicant is not eligible for the Visa Waiver Program (VWP).
  • The traveler overstayed the authorized time on a previous visit.
  • The applicant entered a passport number that has already been reported lost or stolen.
  • The individual previously engaged in unauthorized activity in the US, such as working illegally.
  • The applicant was previously denied a visa or entry to the US.

Any of the above-mentioned reasons could lead to an ESTA application being denied.

To avoid this scenario, applicants applying through this site will have their application carefully checked by specialists before it is sent to the US Customs and Border Control.

Learn more about possible ESTA refusal reasons and how to deal with them.

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