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ESTA Update

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ESTA Update

There were recent discussions on entering the US using ESTA and I said I would update everyone with my experiences when I entered the country.
You do not now have to fill in a I-94 form.  Your ESTA makes this obsolete.  You only have to fill in a customs declaration.  There is no need to produce a copy of your ESTA as it is on the screen in front of the Immigration Officer.  I carry a copy but have never been asked for it.
You are still fingerprinted and have a photo taken.
The whole procedure took less than 3 minutes.
You can apply for an ESTA at:  ESTA
You now have to pay $14 and they are valid for 2 years.