Prior to payment, you can amend all the details in your application.
When it comes to changing information after you have submitted your application,
it depends on the type of mistake.
Any wrong information about passport documents, biographical information, or any questions
relating to your eligibility to travel to the U.S. will require you to fill out an entirely
new application, since such details will be used to determine the acceptability of your
application. This includes the following details:
- First (given) name
- Last (family) name
- Gender - at present, only male of female are available. If neither of these are
applicable to you, pick the one you would otherwise feel most comfortable with
- City of birth
- Country of birth
- Country of citizenship
- Country of residence
- Country of passport issuance
- Birth date
- Passport number
- Passport expiry date or
- Passport issuance date
You would need to fill out and submit a new ESTA application in 24 hours, and you will need
to pay the fee for the new application. Once the new application is submitted, the previous
one will be automatically rendered void. You will also not be able to change the answers
to your yes or no eligibility questions, so ensure these are answered correctly
before you submit payment.
Other mistakes, such as destinations, city of embarkation, email address, phone number,
flight details, the address where you will be staying in the United States, etc., which
in themselves have no effect on the decision for your registration, can be updated without
the submission of a new application. This information can be edited at any time by clicking
on the “Update or Check Status button” on your ESTA form. You will be reminded to check the
details provided a number of times before you submit the form and it is advised that you
ensure that all information is correct before submitting your application so that
everything can proceed smoothly.