When you request ESTA, the Department of Homeland Security can give three types of answers:
Valérie lives in Tours and the United States is one of her favorite destinations. Last month she planned a trip to the East Coast to visit Florida.
5 days before departure, she logged in to apply for the ESTA for her and her companion.
His companion’s ESTA arrived immediately after email, while his no.
After contact with our customer service, Valerie was informed that her request was still being verified and that in a maximum of 72 hours she would get a response. The system does not provide specific explanations of the reasons for delaying immediate approval.
It is possible that Valerie’s name is similar to another traveler banned in the United States, or that Valerie in the past, has committed a violation of US immigration rules.
Or simply that Valerie’s address to the United States will be located immediately next to a sensitive United States security site (military bases, government offices, etc.) for which immigration will examine in depth Information about the traveler.
After about 16 hours of waiting, Valerie also received her travel authorization, in time to travel. We always suggest, when entering information in the online form, to pay close attention to the information provided. The confirmation page provides another checking opportunity.