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ESTA - renewing

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ESTA - renewing

Hi our ESTAs will run out next month, we wont be travelling until next year (counting down and just wish we are going soon) so am I right in understanding that we just let the current one expire and re - apply next year?

Cheers and thanks in advance

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1. Re: ESTA - renewing

Yep

You can renew whenever you like as long as its 72 hours before you travel

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2. Re: ESTA - renewing

Yes. What I would do myself, though, (and therefore would recommend) is to apply before you part with any non-refundable money (air fare, deposit, etc). Just on the slight off-chance there is a problem with it. That way, you don't end up having paid fare money and end up without permission to depart.

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And make sure you apply using the Link above as the google search can sometimes take you to a sight that over charges you!

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you can renew BEFORE other one expires ~ I renewed mine a while back, and when i was going through it all, it asked me if i wanted to be issued with new Esta as I still had one running, and to cancel the old one, so I just clicked YES, as the old one would have run out before we were due to depart.

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5. Re: ESTA - renewing

How long are they valid? I last went to US in Oct 2010.

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6. Re: ESTA - renewing

Two years from issue or until expiry of the associated passport, whichever comes first.

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7. Re: ESTA - renewing

How will I know?!

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8. Re: ESTA - renewing

Right hand column here: https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta/

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9. Re: ESTA - renewing

I received by email notifying us that our ESTA will expire next month so if you have supplied an email address they will let you know.

ItamarScotland

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10. Re: ESTA - renewing

That is why it is always a good idea to print off the actual ESTA approval, since it has expiration date on it.