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Questions tagged [proof-of-onward-travel]

In order to obtain some visas or visa extensions it may be necessary to prove your intention to return home or continue travelling onwards, thus leaving the country whose visa you are applying for. May also be required even when a visa is not.

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Ticketing norms for Schengen visa

I am an Indian citizen. I will travel few to Austria, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Poland and Germany. My entry will be through Vienna and exit through Berlin. After Schengen my next destination will be ...
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Can I enter Colombia on a one way ticket?

I am starting my one year trip through South America in a month, and the country I fly into is Colombia. Since I do not need a visa for Colombia and the surrounding countries, I assumed it should be ...
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How often are visitors who are visa exempt but do not hold return/onward tickets refused entry or denied boarding to Thailand?

According to the Timatic database, which I access through IATA: Visitors who are visa exempt but do not hold return/onward tickets could be refused entry. How often are visitors who are visa ...
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Do I need Proof of onward travel when entering India on one-year multiple entry tourist visa as Lithuanian (EU Citizen)?

I am Lithuanian (EU Citizen) and got one-year multiple entry tourist visas for my family. My entry point will be Kochi (COK) airport from Singapore. I am getting conflicting information in regards ...
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ESTA visa and return fare

I have visited the US many times, having an ESTA visa each time, and staying less than 3 months. Each time I have had to book a return flight and found, each time, my plans change and I have to re-...
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Do I need proof of onward travel when flying from Malaysia to Vietnam?

I am Lithuanian (EU citizen), on a single entry 3-month visa. I have crossed from Cambodia to Vietnam by land and hasn't been asked for proof of onward travel do I need one when coming into Vietnam ...
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Why do some consulates ask you to purchase a flight ticket for a visa application?

Many consulates around the world require all applicants to purchase a flight ticket as part of their visa documentation requirements. For example, the French consulate in the US mentions the following ...
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Can my proof of onward travel from the US be to a country other than my country of citizenship?

I want to travel to the USA on August 11, and leave again on the 21st to Taiwan. I already booked a round trip from Germany to the USA. My return flight is on October 2, which I plan to miss because I ...
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How to prove that I will return back to my country of origin?

I am an Indian citizen, currently residing in India. I have been invited for an interview in the Netherlands, fully sponsored by the company. I have all the necessary documents except one, the ...
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Crossing on land from Cambodia to Vietnam at Ha Tien, do I need proof of onward travel?

I am thinking of going to Vietnam for a few months and maybe more... The plan is to cross the land border at Ha Tien with my family and 6-month baby from Cambodia to Vietnam, then head to Saigon. I ...
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Onward ticket for boarding a flight to Kathmandu?

Does anyone know whether a proof of onward travel is required for entering Kathmandu by plane (from India for Europeans)?
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Going from Cambodia to Europe via Thailand and back. Do I need proof of onward travel for the return flight?

I have made Sihanoukville, Cambodia, my travel-around-Asia operations-base for some time now. Now I need to travel to Europe and back... To save some cash on tickets, I will be going to the Thai ...
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Two one-way tickets from Sweden to Mexico via the US

I am considering booking two one-way tickets to travel from Sweden to Mexico. I have both Mexican and Swedish citizenship and passports and a B1/B2 US visa valid until 2 years from now in the Mexican ...
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Proof of onward travel by flight from another country

Let's say country X requires proof of onward travel to permit my entry. If I had a flight out of country X within the duration of my maximum stay, I have no problem. But what if I have booked a flight ...
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Where to print out flight info on a public holiday in Mexico City when your accommodation won't do it?

I've been staying in Colonia Roma / La Condesa area of Mexico City for the past few days, all public holidays for Semana Santa with most things around here closed. I need to print out my proof of ...
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Is there at least one country where travelers without residency rights require no proof of onward travel?

We often get questions about whether or not country X requires proof of onward travel from visitors. But is there at least one country where: No requirement exists for showing onward travel to ...
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Is it obligatory to have a return/onward ticket while traveling between Schengen member states?

Let's say I'm a non-EU national who has a Schengen visa type C for tourism. I want to visit multiple Schengen member states. My first port of entry is Italy (for example) and I booked for two way ...
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Do I need to book a round-trip ticket to Tbilisi, Georgia?

I am Nigerian and have never been to Tbilisi, Georgia. I will be entering the country with a UK visa, so I booked a one-way ticket. Do I have to book a round-trip ticket since I have not been there ...
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Backpacking to Europe and Northern Africa on one way ticket - will I face issues with immigration?

I'm planning on backpacking from NYC with a USA passport to Portugal → Spain → Morocco → Paris → back to NYC. I know for sure that the trip will be less than a month. I bought a one way ticket because ...
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When entering the US on VWP, are you required to have proof of onward travel within the 90 days?

I am intend to visit the United States from the United Kingdom for about 80 days under the Visa Waiver Program (I already have an ESTA approved). After this, I intend to fly to Canada to stay for 3-4 ...
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Outgoing ticket when leaving China by land

The Chinese visa requirements need me to have a ticket out of China. My plan is to get a dual entry visa for China, fly in to Beijing, visit North Korea by train (I will have this booked in advance), ...
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What are the cheapest ways to get a flight booking out of China needed for my visa application from here in Mexico City?

I've been in Mexico for a month and a half and I'm currently heading to Mexico City to apply for a Chinese visa since I already have a flight back to China but my previous visa expired. China ...
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Can I travel from the USA to Spain without buying a round trip ticket? What are my options? [duplicate]

I'm a circus artist and plan on heading to Barcelona in late July. I have open ended plans but hope to stay there until my three months are up and then head to Ireland. Because Ireland is part of the ...
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Can I travel to Jamaica with a one way ticket and buy a return once I am there?

I would like to know if I can buy a return ticket once I am there as I do not know how long I will be staying. I will be staying with relatives if that makes a difference. OR could I buy a ticket and ...
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Do I need to show a return ticket to the immigration officer in UK?

I will be flying from New Delhi to Manchester soon and my return dates aren't fixed yet. Do I need to show a return ticket to the immigration officer when asked at the port of entry?
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Are bus tickets acceptable for Air Asia as a proof of onward travel?

I will be flying with Air Asia from Bangkok (DMK - Don Mueang International Airport) to Cambodia (Phnom Penh). I have purchased bus tickets from the Mekong bus company as a proof of onward travel. ...
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Must I have return or onward tickets when getting a visa-on-arrival Cambodia (Phnom Penh)?

We are travelling as a family of four. Our passports are European (Lithuanian). I was planning on flying one way and then staying until 'I had enough' of Cambodia (maybe 6 months maybe more) and then ...
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Can German citizens enter Mexico on one-way tickets?

We are in Miami, Florida and after two weeks we have a flight to Mexico. We have already purchased our flight tickets from Miami, Florida to Mexico City which is only one way. We are planning to stay ...
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Does a Canadian need a return ticket to enter Indonesia at Bali?

As a Canadian citizen flying from Australia to Bali, do I need to prove to the Australian airline at check in that I have booked a reservation out of Indonesia?
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I hold a multi-entry Schengen visa. Would the airline let me board a Schengen-bound flight if my return flight is on a different airline?

Ok, worried by this question, my situation is: Have valid multiple entry Schengen visa, first trip already made to issuing country. DOH-ORY one way ticket with Pegasus, with 3 hour stay at SAW, so ...
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Do I need to provide a round-trip ticket at check-in?

If I'm travelling to New Zealand which doesn't require a visa (visa waiver), then should I provide a round-trip flight ticket during check-in? I heard I need to have a round-trip flight ticket ...
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Is it possible to enter the US on a one-way ticket?

Is it possible to enter US on a one way ticket without any problem ? I am coming over to help a friend sail his boat from mainland US down to Caribbean.So am not sure exactly when I will be returning ...
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Would an Air Canada flight from China to Mexico via Canada be likely currently to ask me for proof of onward travel if I have a one way ticket?

I'm hoping to fly from China to Mexico to escape the winter for a couple of months on this trip, and as I prefer to have no plans, would like to do so by buying one way tickets in each direction for ...
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Can I buy my plane ticket to exit the US to Mexico?

I'm from Chile, and I'm flying from Colombia to San Francisco, I need to buy a ticket to exit the US, can this ticket be to Mexico? I will be staying only a month and a half in the United States.
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With Japan, do you literally need an onward ticket, to prove you'll be leaving?

With most countries I have experience of, you do not literally need a return or onwards ticket, to prove you will be leaving. Example, USA, I've almost always arrived with just a one-way ticket; you ...
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Is a flight from KL sufficient proof of onward travel from Singapore?

Flying from Bali Denpasar to Singapore in a few days. We have nothing booked yet, but we're planning on taking a bus / train to Malacca and then on to KL, from where we fly to Phuket. Should I try ...
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Catch a one-way ticket to Korea

I realise that return tickets are sometimes required for tourist or visitor visas (i.e. Korea has 90 days free for Australians like me) Just wondering that if I ever plan on entering Korea on a one-...
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Is it possible to enter Belgium without a return ticket?

I'm a Mexican student working and living in Belgium legally. I am lonely and sad because I miss my family so I asked my younger sister if she wanted to come. She said yes, so I booked a ticket, our ...
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Can I enter Thailand or Malaysia or Indonesia with a one-way-ticket? [closed]

I would like to fly from Chennai (India) to Thailand or Malaysia or Indonesia. Best with a one-way-ticket. As I experienced a refusal to enter India with a one-way flight ticket, I would like to ask ...
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Does a US citizen entering Schengen Area via Iceland need proof of onward travel out of Schengen at time of arrival?

I plan to visit Europe for the first time in March and since the cheapest tickets (non-direct) usually involve a layover in Iceland, I decided to spend a week in Iceland, before continuing to mainland ...
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Do I need to buy a flight ticket for my appealing to the german embassy [closed]

Good day everyone, I applied for a german visa and it was refused. I want to write appeal later with other documents that will show that I will come back after my one month soccer program. My ...
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Is it possible to enter Taiwan without a return ticket?

Will Taiwan let me in if I show up with a one-way ticket only? My nationality is visa exempt and I can stay 90 days in Taiwan with no problem. My plan is to get to Taiwan, hang out for a bit (...
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Difference between OnwardFlights.com and FlyOnward.com?

I found a thread on NomadForum.io discussing OnwardFlights.com and FlyOnward.com, both services seem legit as many people on that thread have used them. EDIT: FlyOnward.com now stopped working - see ...
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Entering canada without a return flight (visitor). Leaving and coming back

So I have spent a good bit of time in Canada, 3 trips of 3 months stay in the last two years. I have had no problems getting into and out of Canada in the past. I plan on going to Calgary again in ...
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Under what circumstances can a foreigner enter Singapore without presenting proof of onward travel?

Among Singapore's entry requirements for visiting foreigners (accessed here) is: Onward or return ticket (if applicable) When is this requirement not applicable?
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Refused boarding with Lufthansa because I didn't have a valid return ticket. Any chance of getting my money back?

I was flying from JFK (New York) to Casablanca, Morocco on Lufthansa with my dog. The only reason I was flying on Lufthansa, is they have the best track record for handling pets out of any of the ...
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Do I need to show proof I will be leaving UK when I enter (as an EU citizen)?

I will be studying abroad in Edinburgh in the fall and will be using my Dutch passport the whole time I am there, as EU citizens don't need visas to study in the UK (I have dual citizenship for the US ...
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Proof of onward travel in Japan?

UPDATE: I just found out about a service called "flyonward.com". Apparently, they book a real ticket on your behalf for $10 and cancel it 24 hours later. Has anyone ever used that service? I am ...
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Schengen Visa for Gap Year

I am a South African hoping to obtain a Shengen Visa for 3 months. Seeing as I'm taking a gap year, I am currently not employed. Please indicate if any additional steps need to be taken. I have more ...
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“Purpose of Travel” document for Canadian visa

I am applying for Canadian visitor's visa online. I am planning to meet my relatives in Canada. In the "Upload Documents" section of online application, they are asking for this document - "Purpose of ...