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My elder brother wants me to visit him in the UK. He has been a British citizen for over 30 years. I am studying in Malaysia. I am from Nigeria.

Should I apply from Malaysia or go back home and apply for my visa? I am financially secure but unemployed. If I apply from Malaysia, I have all the documents from my school and financial statements, but if I go back home, I'm unable to back up my documents and I can't use my Malaysia permit to apply in Nigeria.

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You can apply for a UK Visit Visa from any location where applications are accepted, it does not need to be in your native country. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/immigration-rules/immigration-rules-appendix-v-visitor-rules You’ll have to declare your previous US visa denial, which will significantly lower your chances of success (in all likelihood, to zero).

  • Alright. I will do that, but do you think that would affect my Uk visa application. – J.Spinners Aug 3 '18 at 10:03
  • @J.Spinners It’s not automatic but coupled with your employment status and citizenship of a high risk country IMHO your application is very unlikely to be approved. Having a UK sponsor won’t make any difference, you need to qualify in your own right. – Traveller Aug 3 '18 at 10:15
  • I have been denied the Czech Republic and Italy visa too. Do I have to list all this denies out while applying? cause I was just told the purpose of traveling wasn't justified for them to approved my application for the Czech Republic and Italy and I was ban in the USA for misrepresentation details on my passport. – J.Spinners Aug 3 '18 at 10:29
  • I am unemployed and studying in my MBA Program over here in Malaysia – J.Spinners Aug 3 '18 at 10:32
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    @J.Spinners Yes, you do. The UK visa application form asks “Have you ever been refused a visa /deported/required to leave/removed/refused entry at the border for any country other than the UK”. IMHO with this history you would be wasting your money applying. – Traveller Aug 3 '18 at 10:51

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