Esta...do you need to notify 72hrs out?

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  1. PLANT

    PLANT Established Member

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    Hi, have Esta since last trip December...do I need to notify them before flying out to states?
     

  2. get me outta here

    get me outta here Senior Member

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    You go back into the ESTA and change the dates and the place you are staying etc, and then print it.
     
  3. Princess Fiona

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    I never bother doing anything with mine. I don't think you have to.
     
  4. serfty

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    I used to do so religiously, but not so these days as I forgot once or twice and from results it seems optional.
     
  5. Atleastonce

    Atleastonce Active Member

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    I have used a current esta on numerous occasions without updating from original application.
     
  6. PLANT

    PLANT Established Member

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    Well I went in and changed the address to first location of trip as "?" says so...Said update successful but just stayed on the Update page?
    Do I have to give address in checkin again?
    Hopefully smooth process as flying out tomorrow!
     
  7. Sprucegoose

    Sprucegoose Senior Member

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    I never have and never been a problem
     
  8. Aussie_flyer

    Aussie_flyer Established Member

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    No


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  9. rioter

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    Mirroring this. Multiple trips a year and never updated and never had a problem.
     
  10. get me outta here

    get me outta here Senior Member

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    Ok, as people are not bothering to update, I won't any more either. I found it only took a few seconds, so not sure what trouble PLANT is having, but it doesn't sound like it is going to be a problem.
     
  11. kpc

    kpc Senior Member

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    Just checked in for my flight to Lax, and I did not bother to update my ESTA :)
     
  12. rioter

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    One piece of advice. Make sure the address you give the check in agent matches what you tell immigration. That was not a fun experience.
     
  13. get me outta here

    get me outta here Senior Member

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    Yes, that was my thinking, next trip landing in HNL w' no obvious address in HNL.
     
  14. rioter

    rioter Member

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    The checkin agent will ask you if you did not provide it when purchasing the ticket, what your first hotel address is.
     
  15. RooFlyer

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    Speed up check-in by putting your hotel etc info into your booking on-line (I think its called APIS, at least on the QF site).

    I never update my ESTA information and haven't been asked by immigration any addresses.
     
  16. Himeno

    Himeno Established Member

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    You just need an ESTA to travel to the US under the VWP. The details on the site do not need to be updated. The update-able sections of the ESTA form are pulled by CBP from the APIS data the airline sends.
     
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