TheAngryMidget wrote:Thank you both.
ColOrd - I've not sorted my ESTA yet - I was planning to do that in February. Should I maybe do it sooner?
Don't. It lasts for two years and you may well wish to visit the US again during its duration. On one occasion I hadn't expected to be revisiting the US within the lifetime of the existing ESTA but an unexpected trip made me glad it was still valid. Just don't leave it till the last minute. Normally I have had immediate approval but the last time I had to wait a couple of hours but it wasn't an issue.
Oh and once you have visited the US you will want to go back again!