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ESTA Visa Waiver Program

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ESTA Visa Waiver Program

Hi All

I have just applied for ESTA online for me and my partner in a group booking and after giving my credit card details the next page said Authorization pending as immediate authorization could not be determined and I should check back in 72 hours, I was wondering if anyone had any ideas why it would be pending?

Thanks for your help.

Michelle

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1. Re: ESTA Visa Waiver Program

Probably as its a group booking.

Don't worry too much, just check back when they have said.

You can always check your status tomorrow.

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2. Re: ESTA Visa Waiver Program

Leave it for an hour or so & check again. This happened to me (only one of four ESTAs that wasnt approved immediately) and when I went back after going into a blind panic, it had been approved! It happens quite a lot.

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3. Re: ESTA Visa Waiver Program

This often happens, probably 'cos of volume of requests overall. Check back every now & again, you may find it's cleared within hours. ;-)

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4. Re: ESTA Visa Waiver Program

Thank you Lisa....the only thing I can think of that it maybe because I have a British passport but live in Dubai!?

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5. Re: ESTA Visa Waiver Program

I doubt it Michelle, you being in the UAE shouldn't really be an issue.

Don't worry too much :)

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6. Re: ESTA Visa Waiver Program

Thank you so much for your help.....I just went back on there and its been approved!!

Sooooo excited....only 44 days to go until I see Minnie and Mickey!! ;-)

x

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7. Re: ESTA Visa Waiver Program

this is a common issue. System is automated and if it cannot link to check passport info it will pend the decision. Just renewed two of my sons last week as new passports, in few minutes went to approved.

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8. Re: ESTA Visa Waiver Program

I had the same message when I did our 3 in the same application last week. I just logged out and straight back in and it was approved!

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9. Re: ESTA Visa Waiver Program

YAY!

You will have a magical time!

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