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Esta, approval?

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Esta, approval?

Do you usually get instant approval? I have been told I have to wait to hear from them.

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1. Re: Esta, approval?

Sometimes have had to wait over night for sister in laws in the past. Unfortunately she was also approved the following day

newtonhill scotland
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Its a hit or miss situation, I've always had instant approval and others have had approval pending for up to 24 hours.

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Sometimes it can take up to 72 hrs, if that is the case you will get a message to say authorisation pending

It's no big deal and doesn't mean there's a problem so nothing to worry about

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Go back and check after a while. I have received the "waiting for approval" message but went back 20 minutes later and it was approved.

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Just to make it clear ... you don't get Emails or other communications from the DHS; they don't write to you; you find out what your approval status is, by enquiring on the ESTA/DHS site. You can return to your application at any time after you have made it, to check its status, update it and so on.

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And make sure if not too late already to use the official site which only charges 14 dollars.

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thanks to this forum I did go to the right site. Good news we have now been accepted.. Orlando here we come.....

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thanks to this forum I did go to the right site. Good news we have now been accepted.. Orlando here we come.....

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9. Re: Esta, approval?

Hi,

Was surprised tonight to see my application was accepted immediately.

Galway85, sorry the screening was not thorough enough ;)

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