I want to know is there anything like this: if the UK grants you a visa, then the USA will not issue a visa to you. I have valid 6-month UK visitor visa and travelled there for 9 days. Now I want to apply for a US visa at the beginning of next year. Can I do that?

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    What made you think so? Totally false Oct 30 '18 at 13:48
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    someone told me like this . I was really upset how is this possible . even its plus point if you have UK visa or you visited on it . Oct 30 '18 at 13:54
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    There’s no direct correlation between being granted a U.K. visa and a decision on a US visa application. Gaining the former may help with getting the latter, but you’d still need to make a strong application including overcoming the US assumption of immigrant intent. AFAIK the UK does not openly start from that assumption, although it does place great emphasis on a potential visitor’s intention to leave and ability to support themselves during their trip. Will you have used your UK visa before applying to the US?
    – Traveller
    Oct 30 '18 at 13:59
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    Other way around: if the UK would have refused your visa request, it would be a negative for your US visa request.
    – MSalters
    Oct 30 '18 at 15:22
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    @jcaron the US explicitly disclaims such a policy, but notes that an embassy or consulate other than the place of residence might have difficulty assessing a visa applicant (presumably because of unfamiliarity with the local law in the place of residence, among other reasons). See travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/tourism-visit/… ("You may schedule your interview at another U.S. Embassy or Consulate, but be aware that it may be more difficult to qualify for a visa outside of the country where you live.")
    – phoog
    Oct 30 '18 at 16:22

Having a UK visa in no way disqualifies you from getting a US visa. The US and UK are very close allies.

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    Quite right. It's very likely the OP heard somewhere that REFUSAL of one can affect the other.
    – Fattie
    Oct 30 '18 at 16:43
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    And even then, it just raises the likelihood of a refusal. The UK and the USA are both fully sovereign and have the authority to make their own decisions. Oct 31 '18 at 13:13

False. But if you are asking for experiences, I got my US visa in 2014 successfully and my passport had a UK visa stamped from 2011. This should make you feel better.

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