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Esta help

Aylesbury, United...
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Esta help

my son is going to New York with his university next month, he needs to complete the ESTA but not sure which address he needs to enter, does he need to put his address where he is at Uni or his home address?

Many thanks

Michelle

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Liverpool, UK
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1. Re: Esta help

He does not need to put either on the ESTA application - the provision of the address and flight details is not mandatory

Aylesbury, United...
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2. Re: Esta help

Ok, thank you :-)

United Kingdom
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3. Re: Esta help

if you are not traverling through us to another country and are staying in us then you do have to put a U.S. point of contact , which says it can be a friend or relative or the first address that you will be staying at, or you can put unknown. and also address while staying in us , so just put the U.S. uni address and telephone number

Scunthorpe, United...
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4. Re: Esta help

ESTA requires no address information, you can put it in but it is not required as said above.

United Kingdom
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5. Re: Esta help

I done my visa last week and it asks if you are

Travel Information

Is your travel to the US occurring in transit to another country? * Yes No

if you are only traveling to us you will tick NO box

then a new question comes up which is marked with a star to say this has to be completed saying

US Point of Contact Information

US Point of Contact * help icon for US point of contact name

Address * help icon for US point of contact address

Address Line 1

Apartment Number

Address Line 2

City

State

Telephone Number * help icon for US point of contact telephone number

Number

it will,not let you compleat visa with out a U.S. point of contact address and phone number

do a dummy run and you will see

if you say that you are just passing through in transit to another country then no address required

United Kingdom
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6. Re: Esta help

you can fill the address in as unknown but you do have to fill it in .

Scunthorpe, United...
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7. Re: Esta help

All boxes can be filled in with Unknown and telephone number with Zero's. So as said not mandatory

In the Address Line 1 field, enter the number and street of your US point of contact's address. Do not include the city and state in this field. Address line 1 is required to complete the application. You may also enter UNKNOWN.

In the Apartment Number field, enter apartment, suite, unit, or other, as appropriate. Do not include the city and state in this field. Apartment number is optional to complete the application.

In the Address Line 2 field, enter floor, building, or other, as appropriate. Do not include the city and state in this field. Address line 2 is optional to complete the application.

In the City field, enter the city. The city is required to complete the application. You may also enter UNKNOWN.

In the State field, choose the state. The state is required to complete the application. You may also select UNKNOWN.

Berkshire, England
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8. Re: Esta help

As others have said you do not have to put this info on your ESTA application. The airline will collect it when you fill out your API (Advance Passenger Information)... which they send to the USA for all passengers before the plane leaves.

Aylesbury, United...
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9. Re: Esta help

Thanks all for the replies 😊

Edinburgh, United...
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10. Re: Esta help

Is your travel to the US occurring in transit to another country? *

My flight is via Amsterdam but I am not leaving the airport, does this count as transit to another country?

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