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    • Former MSE Nick
    • By Former MSE Nick 10th May 16, 4:47 PM
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    MSE News: Going to the US? Check your passport ASAP
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    MSE News: Going to the US? Check your passport ASAP 10th May 16 at 4:47 PM
    New US visa waiver rules means 100,000s of Brits now need a new passport to visit the US, and many have been caught out as a result, with some missing flights or even forced to cancel their trip...
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    • photome
    • By photome 10th May 16, 4:54 PM
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    • 10th May 16, 4:54 PM
    Is there going to be a new thread on this every day
    • jackieblack
    • By jackieblack 10th May 16, 5:49 PM
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    MSE Steve and MSE Nick really ought to work on their communication
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    • Ectophile
    • By Ectophile 10th May 16, 7:50 PM
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    I get the impression that the Americans really want to make life as difficult and unpleasant as possible for overseas visitors.

    Every time I've had to go there (on business) the whole process has changed.
    • paulfoel
    • By paulfoel 12th May 16, 10:34 AM
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    • 12th May 16, 10:34 AM
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    • 12th May 16, 10:34 AM
    Just so I've got this right. Issued after October 2006 - you're 100% ok anyway?

    Between march 2006 - october 2006 - you need to check.

    Before 2006. Need new one.

    I checked mine anyway. Can see that symbol on the details page (small icon top right) but not on front cover at all?

    Is this correct? But than all our passports are post 2006...
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    • GOS_Douglas
    • By GOS_Douglas 1st Aug 17, 12:32 PM
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    • 1st Aug 17, 12:32 PM
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    • 1st Aug 17, 12:32 PM
    Hi All

    I’ve successfully completed the Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA) form in advance on behalf of a family member. Unfortunately I didn’t take a note or copy the Ref Code/Number at the time, I was expecting an email confirmation containing all the information as you do for example when you purchase products online.

    Is there a way of getting back into the ESTA system to get the Ref Code/Number for our application?

    Regards,

    Mr Douglas
    • EssexExile
    • By EssexExile 1st Aug 17, 12:49 PM
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    Try clicking the "Check ESTA status" on the website, although it doesn't matter as you don't need the number.
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    • Caz3121
    • By Caz3121 1st Aug 17, 12:50 PM
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    • 1st Aug 17, 12:50 PM
    on the official website https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta/
    click on - Check Existing Application
    then on next page - Check Individual Status (confirm and continue)
    then - I do NOT know the application number
    enter passport details, DOB, names etc and press - Retrieve Application
    • GOS_Douglas
    • By GOS_Douglas 1st Aug 17, 2:26 PM
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    • 1st Aug 17, 2:26 PM
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    • 1st Aug 17, 2:26 PM
    Hi All

    I found out how to find the information.

    Regards,,
    • photome
    • By photome 1st Aug 17, 4:39 PM
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    Try clicking the "Check ESTA status" on the website, although it doesn't matter as you don't need the number.
    Originally posted by EssexExile
    I have said that for years, until I got to check in at Norwich airport this year and they asked for the printout, ( i had the number but it wasnt enough) they took our passports to a different room and came back after about 5 minuts and said it was ok but they werent happy we didnt have print out.

    we have travelled through norwich a few times and never been asked before
    • littlereddevil
    • By littlereddevil 2nd Aug 17, 7:16 AM
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    They were wrong
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    • Ganga
    • By Ganga 2nd Aug 17, 8:07 AM
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    They were wrong
    Originally posted by littlereddevil
    They may have been wrong but who wants to start an aurgument with a customs official/airport official at the start of a holiday.
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