If you have made a mistake while applying for your ESTA application (such as typing a wrong passport number, expiry date, issuing date or name) then you will need to re-apply for a new ESTA. In this situation your original application will become invalid once the new one is submitted. However, certain types of information can be updated after the application has been approved, such as your email address and address when staying in the US.
Prior to submitting an ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorization) application with the required payment information, you can update all application data fields except the passport related information. Once an application is completed and submitted with all the required payment information, you can change any one of the following fields:
It is possible to review, renew and correct the data of an application prior to submission. However, once an application is approved and your travel authorization is issued, you can only update your address while in the United States. If an applicant made a mistake related to passport details, a new application has to be submitted and the application fee has to be paid again. Any other mistakes may be corrected or updated by using the update function.