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    • verntern
    • By verntern 10th Mar 17, 4:32 PM
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    Puzzled about USA ESTA
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    Puzzled about USA ESTA 10th Mar 17 at 4:32 PM
    My partner and I have recently applied for an ESTA. On checking our status it informs both applications have been successful. What's puzzling is that there doesn't seem to be an actual ESTA to print out and show to the airline and/or US customs officials. All the acknowledgements confirm is acceptance, authorised, the application reference no. and 'Welcome to the United States' !
    Have things been simplified? Many thanks.
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    • richardw
    • By richardw 10th Mar 17, 4:36 PM
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    You can put the ref in to their website to view and print from there.
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    • bobbyhibs
    • By bobbyhibs 10th Mar 17, 4:36 PM
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    • 10th Mar 17, 4:36 PM
    My partner and I have recently applied for an ESTA. On checking our status it informs both applications have been successful. What's puzzling is that there doesn't seem to be an actual ESTA to print out and show to the airline and/or US customs officials. All the acknowledgements confirm is acceptance, authorised, the application reference no. and 'Welcome to the United States' !
    Have things been simplified? Many thanks.
    Originally posted by verntern
    hi

    If your applications have been successful and all your details were right then thats you ok as far as i know.
    I ve applied twice for an esta and never had a print out.
    I think what happens is the customs people will scan your passports,. check you have the esta, things are ok and you will be fine.
    pretty sure the esta s are linked to passports.
    hope this helps
    • photome
    • By photome 10th Mar 17, 4:42 PM
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    AS bobby says there is no need to print it out (there never has been)

    if for your peace of mind you want to then you can from the website, or just note the ref no and keep that with you
    • leylandsunaddict
    • By leylandsunaddict 10th Mar 17, 7:19 PM
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    • 10th Mar 17, 7:19 PM
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    • 10th Mar 17, 7:19 PM
    It's electronic so no printing required. The Esta is linked to your passport, which is why if your passport expires you need to apply for a new Esta.
    • pollypenny
    • By pollypenny 11th Mar 17, 9:24 AM
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    There is an option to print. OH is a belt and braces man, so always does 'just in case'!
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    • scumsthorne
    • By scumsthorne 11th Mar 17, 9:41 AM
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    • 11th Mar 17, 9:41 AM
    There is an option to print. OH is a belt and braces man, so always does 'just in case'!
    Originally posted by pollypenny
    It's a case of "the computer says no" though. A printed copy won't get you onto a plane.
    • novelty-socks
    • By novelty-socks 11th Mar 17, 10:00 PM
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    • 11th Mar 17, 10:00 PM
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    • 11th Mar 17, 10:00 PM
    Don't bother printing. It's all computerised. If there's no record of your ESTA approval showing when you try to board the plane, you ain't getting on - no matter how many bits of paper you've printed out!
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