When do I need to reapply for a new ESTA travel authorization?

A new ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorization) travel authorization is required when:

  • The traveler is issued a new passport
  • The traveler changes his/her name
  • The traveler changes his/her gender
  • The traveler’s country of citizenship changes; or
  • The circumstances underlying the traveler’s previous responses to any of the ESTA application questions requiring a “yes” or “no” response have changed.