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

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PLANT

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

Atleastonce

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

PLANT

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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!
 

get me outta here

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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.
 

kpc

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

rioter

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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.
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.
 

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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.
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.
 

Himeno

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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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