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ESTA - Immediate confirmation?

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ESTA - Immediate confirmation?

Just applied to renew my ESTA on line, it Said I should get a response regarding approval within 72 hours.

Is this normal? For some reason I thought it was instant.

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1. Re: ESTA - Immediate confirmation?

Instant sometimes, other times not.

It should come through sooner rather than later but you shouldn't worry.

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2. Re: ESTA - Immediate confirmation?

Dunno if it matters but today- Monday the 20th- is a Federal Holiday.

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3. Re: ESTA - Immediate confirmation?

Did you apply through the official Government site or a third party site?

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4. Re: ESTA - Immediate confirmation?

Was the official site.

Need to make a last minute trip to the States on Wednesday and of course my ESTA ran out last week!

Looks like i might have to delegate the trip!

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5. Re: ESTA - Immediate confirmation?

Have had the same message myself and an hour later the confirmation came through,just thought it was an auto response, don't panic quite yet!!!

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6. Re: ESTA - Immediate confirmation?

I believe you can get back to the official site and check the status.

When I applied, it was approved instantly...

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7. Re: ESTA - Immediate confirmation?

Hi

We have had both, instant and a 72 hour. Keep checking back, it's pretty random on time scale.

Clive

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8. Re: ESTA - Immediate confirmation?

Hi i done my esta friday evening and had confirmation saturday am

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9. Re: ESTA - Immediate confirmation?

Still no approval, think I might be developing OCD checking the website.

Not the end of the world - gives me a nice excuse to get out of a 48 hour trip to the US.

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10. Re: ESTA - Immediate confirmation?

Just a thought - doesn't the ESTA have to be completed at least 72 hours before your flight?