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ESTA program sends expiration note by e-mail

Posted on February 4, 2011 at 11:02 AM

Topic:  The ESTA program - which is used by non-visa non-Americans required to register when they are planning to travel to the U.S.

 

Sub-topic:  The ESTA program's reminder

 

I thought I should publish a short note to let those interested know that, although the ESTA online registration process may  have its challenges in the user-friendliness category, it scores well for (1) knowing what date you registered last, and (2) notifying you by e-mail 30 days before your registration is about to expire with useful information.

 

The notification would remain a problem for anyone who has not continued to use the same e-mail address with which they registered with ESTA earlier.  We do have a tendency to move, change employers, etcetera.

 

Thus, if you are registering online with ESTA for the first time, I suggest that you use an e-mail address that you can plan (in advance) to continue to use, regardless of changes in employer, internet service provider, etcetera.  Examples of such:  yahoo.com, gmail.com (Google), or hotmail.com.

 

Other tips are appreciated - feel free to e-mail me with your ESTA story, problem or solution.

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