I was found ineligible for B1 / B2 under Section 214(b) of the U.S. Immigration and Nationality Act.
Will this in any way affect my eligibility to travel to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program (as authorised via the ESTA online system)?
If the answer is 'yes' in what way?
I have not been able to find reliable sources to answer this question, so any useful links would be greatly appreciated.
I have been in contact with the US embassy in my country. The information I received was that I am no longer eligible for the ESTA.
During my visa interview for the B1/B2 visa, I mentioned that my intention was to seek contact with companies in the US to apply for positions in my field. I also stated that I had been in contact with a law firm based in the US and at some point was planning to apply for an immigrant visa.
I have since signed a full-time contract with a company based in my country and have also signed a lease for an apartment. Given that I would yet again apply for a B visa, would these fact likely be enough to have my visa application granted?