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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 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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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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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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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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Airlines refusing check-in without return ticket

I recently heard that some airlines refuse to let you fly to Japan (from Europe), if you don't have a return ticket. Since it is possible to buy one-way tickets, I guess this is utter nonsense, but ...
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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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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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Getting into Brazil with an onward ticket from another country

I'm planning to travel around the world starting in the end of July. My first flight is Frankfurt to Rio de Janeiro (via Heathrow) on July 26th. I am a German citizen and I want to enter Brazil ...
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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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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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Would travel by bus count as an onward ticket?

I am travelling to America next month, and have not booked a returning flight. I have read online that this is needed otherwise I will not be able to board the plane in the UK. I will be in the US ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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US citizen from parents, no proof of citizenship. Can I reenter the US from Mexico?

I used to be a permanent resident, but my green card expired in 2013. I filed form N-400, paid my fee, and was able to get an appointment for biometrics and a USCIS exam within that same year. On the ...
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Do UK immigration officers have future flight information available during a landing interview?

I was wondering if border agents have access to any future flights already bought by the person in front of them seeking to enter the UK. I understand when entering the UK, say, as a tourist who doesn'...
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How officious is Etihad airlines at checking passengers return or onward tickets?

As mentioned in another question I hope to fly one way from Istanbul to Seoul on a one way ticket in the next few weeks, then while I'm in Korea decide whether to fly directly home or get a visa for ...
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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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Does VietJet Air have a policy that all non-resident passengers with one-way inetrnational tickets must show proof of onward travel?

For over a decade I've entered Japan on one-way tickets and no airline has asked for my proof of return/onward flights, so I stopped obtaining them long ago. However a few days ago I arrived at BKK ...
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Is there any rule that a Canadian citizen entering US should have ticket back?

Is there any regulation or law such that a Canadian citizen who travels to US to have and show a ticket at the border for returning back?
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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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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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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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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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"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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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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Will this be considered sufficient proof of onward travel?

I'm from Singapore and planning a tour of Europe, landing at Paris and taking a train around several Schengen countries before departing at Rome. If I buy a one-way Singapore-Paris ticket and another ...
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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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What is acceptable Proof of Travel to get Passport inside 2 weeks?

I'm planning a trip to Ontario, Canada from Alabama in the US and intend to drive across the border and stay with a family. I absolutely need to leave on the 20th of this month. The passport agency ...
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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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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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Traveling to the US on a one-way ticket and returning with a different airline on a separate return ticket

I have devised a travel itinerary that involves visiting Canada from Europe, then continuing to the US, and finally returning to Europe, all within a span of a maximum of two weeks. To execute this ...
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Singapore onward travel requirement - bus ticket enough?

I am going to travel to Singapore from Budapest next month. The carrier is Lufthansa, with a layover in Munich. I have a hungarian passport (EU member), and as I intend to stay for many months in ...
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What proof of onward travel, if any, is required when entering Peru?

I'm planning a trip to Peru this summer, but I don't yet know where I'll go after I leave Peru. The US State Department web site says that proof of onward travel is required when entering Peru: ...
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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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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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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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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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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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