I am an Indian citizen studying in Germany for 2 years and I hold a German residence permit. Last month I applied for the US tourist visa which was rejected for not having sufficient ties with Germany. I failed to understand the reason for rejection as I am still a student and I am also working part-time here in Germany and I receive the scholarship from the state. However, I wasn't asked these questions during my US visa interview and the visa was refused citing "ties with the home country are not strong". I had every reason to come back to Germany and finish my studies.
Now, I want to apply for the UK visit visa to visit my friends in London for a weekend. I want to know if my previous US visa refusal would affect my chances of getting the visa to the UK.
I have travelled to Qatar, Tunisia and Thailand in past along with many countries in the Schengen region.
Does it make sense to apply for the UK visa now or should I wait for some time as my US visa was rejected last month and there aren't any significant changes in my circumstances?
Any help would be appreciated.
Edit (reply to user16259 comment): I got the generic refusal note from US consulate for section 214(b). The officer indeed said that my ties to Germany aren't strong. However, my question is related to UK visa now, what are my chances given the fact that I got my US visa refused recently?
Edit: Thanks everyone for commenting. It would be great if someone could answer my question regarding the UK visa application. Does it make sense to apply now and US visa refusal has no influence on my application or should I wait for sometime before applying until my circumstances change?