I was wondering if anyone could help me.
I'll start at the beginning...
in sept 2009 I was denied a visa to visit my girlfriend in the USA under section 214b (not enough ties to UK) I was out of work and living with my parents so it did make sense.
However I applied for ESTA and received approval later that month and have travelled to the USA to visit my gfriend (now my wife) twice since with no problems at all.
I tried to renew this in Jan this year (2012) and it was 'not authorized.'
I have read that just because you are denied under section 214b you should still be able to use the VWP...and I have been approved before, so the only change in my circumstances is I have married an American woman (who I have been visiting all along) I have a property in the UK that I own and have plenty of documents to prove my ties here.
I have applied through DHS Trip Redress and they are still looking into it, but my holiday is in a month's time and I am getting worried. I have already called the airline and they said I could still go aslong as I have the ESTA number and Redress number...but some forums and sites so don't risk it??
I'd appreciate anyone's comments on this please !!