I have learnt hard way all about ESTA VISAS
I lost my holiday in April to Vegas whereby my partner had ring side seats for may weather fight!
My partner was arrested years ago and conflict with his ex wife which resulted in arrest but no further action !! We clicked YES ON esta question have you been arrested whilst at the airport !! Visa refused and told we could not travel and have to apply for full us visa !!
Us embassy phoned them paid 160dollars told I had to get police certificates etc
Got this came back no trace etc
Spoke to esta again who told me you can travel on waiver just with an arrest !!! But the esta question refuses u when u click yes.. They advised u have to prove your not convicted and they will relook at application !!!! I gone Since got and sent police certificate to esta and ESTA NOW APPROVED !!
No need to travel to us embassy !!
So wasted 50£ on phone call to embassy them 160 dollars for us visa application to be hold we don't need up apply!!
CBP airport staff give out wrong information !!
Nobody else apply for visa with arrest !!!! Just get your police certificates and prove but do it well before youvtrave
Hope this helps someone not go through my disaster !!!