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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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Can you enter the Schengen area without a return ticket?

I am flying from the USA to Switzerland with a one way ticket. I will also be flying from Switzerland to Spain and be traveling around in Europe but I do not have a return ticket because I am not sure ...
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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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Do I need a bus/train/plane ticket out of Thailand in order to get a Visa-on-Arrival?

Someone told me I need a ticket out of Thailand in order to enter. I am traveling to Thailand, on March 18th. I have a Ticket from Bangkok to Sweden booked for June 4th. I will be staying in ...
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What happens if you arrive in Malaysia with a one-way ticket but are asked for proof of onward travel?

As we know, most countries require that visitors have a return or onward ticket as a condition of entry. But often, depending on where you're from and which country you're visiting, you won't be ...
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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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What ticket reservation do I need for a Schengen visa?

I have a visa appointment this Friday 19 at the Italian Consulate in Philadelphia and I have a question about the flight reservation requirement: According to the Visa requirements "Confirmed flight ...
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Will I be able to enter South Korea as a tourist with a one-way ticket and no ticket home yet?

I've been to South Korea a few times already and always enjoy it but I've always had an onward ticket before. Now I need to fly home from a trip that's lasted over a year, but I still want to take my ...
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Travelling to Brazil without return ticket

Last year I was flying to Brazil with Condor. I don't need a visa, if I stay in Brazil below 90 days (regardless if tourism or business). The check-in clerk asked me about visa or return ticket. I ...
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Does one need to have an interline ticket (connecting ticket) to be allowed a 144-hour visa-free transit in China? Or does any onward ticket suffice?

I am a citizen of one of the countries (France) eligible for a 144-hour visa-free transit in some areas of China. I am reading conflicting information on whether I must have an interline ticket or ...
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Entering Brazil by air, leaving by land, will I be denied entry?

I've just read this question Travelling to Brazil without return ticket which suggests that I will need to prove that I am leaving Brazil before the 90-day visa expires. If I was planning on leaving ...
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Fly into Singapore or Kuala Lumpur on one-way ticket to begin overlanding trip?

I want to begin my next big overlanding trip by flying from Sydney (home) to either Singapore or Malaysia on a one-way ticket. I will fly home from an as-yet unknown location when my money runs down ...
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Is it possible to enter the US on a one-way ticket?

Is it possible to enter the US on a one-way ticket without any problems? I am coming over to help a friend sail his boat from mainland US to the Caribbean, so I am not sure exactly when I will be ...
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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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"Purpose of Travel" document for Canadian visa

I am applying for a Canadian Visitor's Visa online and am planning to meet my relatives in Canada. In the "Upload Documents" section of the online application, they are asking for the ...
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Do I need a flight ticket or a flight reservation for my UK visit visa application

Am compiling documents for my visa application and I read that I need to present go and return flight tickets to prove that I will return at the end of my visit. Then a while ago I got to know that I ...
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Will a train ticket to Singapore be accepted as proof of onward travel to fly one-way into Malaysia?

So I've booked my ticket to start my next big overland trip and I've elected to start in Kuala Lumpur because it's the cheapest place to fly to from Sydney. I've previously expressed some concerns ...
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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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Proving onward travel on a South America tour

My question is related to / inspired by Does Colombia require proof of onward travel? but isn't quite the same. I'm thinking of a trip around South America (from Europe) such that: I would not ...
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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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Must I provide proof of onward travel when entering South Africa?

I will be flying one-way from Europe to Cape Town, South Africa in early December. Some time later (early January), I will fly from South Africa to the USA. My employer will be purchasing this ticket;...
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Does Colombia require proof of onward travel?

I will be flying into Medellín within the next few weeks. I purchased a one-way ticket, as I will be flying to Asunción after I leave Colombia. I'm not 100% sure which city I will be flying out of, ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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