I was traveling from Europe to LAX and my ESTA was denied. I was sent back home. I was going only for a 12-days holiday. The problem for them was that:
Somebody bought the ticket for me. Not a family member, but a friend, whom I was about to meet at the airport. We met on social media, and he invited me for holidays.
I was staying not at a hotel but at my friend's house, and he doesn't know much about airport immigration, so I sent him a text before the trip that was possible that they would call him, not to worry, etc. And they didn't like that.
They saw my on my Instagram profile that I was on the picture on a club event. (They thought maybe I was paid for that) and maybe I would this time. But I'm not. I said they could call the club and ask, but they didn't. It's just a free party and free tables for people. But it's hard to explain it to them. And of course I was refused to ented the US with on a visa waiver.
So that's my case.
They said to me I could go home and apply for a visitor's visa and that it's pretty easy when you have a job and strong ties in Europe or your home country.
So I will start a job in London, in May 2018. I want to try to apply for a visitor's visa form in September and go to the embassy. Do you think I will have problems? And can I get a visa if I have a job, my own money, my own tickets, my own hotel reservation, etc? Just because once I was refused to enter country under visa waiver?
And if I get a visitor's visa, hat can happen again at the airport with imigration officers? Even though I have all what is asked, can they still deny me just because of a previous experience? Can you give me some advice? Thank you very much.