Does anyone know the risks associated with using online services providing flight reservations and hotel reservations for visa applications? These systems can be used by travelers applying for visas that require submitting confirmed flight and/or hotel reservations.
What I am confused about is:
Are these legal?
Even if they are legal, if the embassy catches you using one of them, will you be blacklisted or something like that?
Some of these services say that the tickets are valid for 2 weeks. But after you submit the documents with the flight booking, they might not get to your application in 2 weeks. If that happens, does that mean that your booking is essentially invalid?