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.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
28
votes
1answer
4k views

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 ...
24
votes
1answer
15k views

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 ...
19
votes
2answers
2k views

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 ...
17
votes
4answers
10k views

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 ...
15
votes
6answers
10k views

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 ...
15
votes
2answers
11k views

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 ...
13
votes
4answers
1k views

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 ...
12
votes
3answers
40k views

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 ...
12
votes
1answer
1k views

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 ...
12
votes
6answers
12k views

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 ...
11
votes
3answers
7k views

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 ...
11
votes
1answer
991 views

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 ...
10
votes
3answers
2k views

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 ...
10
votes
3answers
4k views

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 ...
10
votes
2answers
4k views

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 (...
10
votes
2answers
996 views

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), ...
10
votes
2answers
266 views

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 ...
9
votes
3answers
1k views

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 ...
8
votes
4answers
4k views

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, ...
8
votes
2answers
797 views

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. ...
8
votes
2answers
788 views

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-...
8
votes
4answers
4k views

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;...
8
votes
2answers
170 views

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 ...
8
votes
2answers
379 views

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 ...
7
votes
1answer
4k views

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?
7
votes
3answers
7k views

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 ...
7
votes
1answer
14k views

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 ...
7
votes
1answer
727 views

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 ...
7
votes
2answers
1k views

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 ...
7
votes
2answers
1k views

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 ...
7
votes
1answer
53k views

“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 ...
6
votes
2answers
598 views

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 ...
6
votes
2answers
1k views

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 ...
6
votes
1answer
727 views

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 ...
6
votes
1answer
228 views

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 ...
5
votes
2answers
1k views

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.
5
votes
2answers
1k views

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 ...
5
votes
2answers
2k views

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 ...
5
votes
3answers
8k views

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 ...
5
votes
1answer
12k views

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?
5
votes
1answer
101 views

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 ...
5
votes
2answers
832 views

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 ...
4
votes
3answers
2k views

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 ...
4
votes
2answers
5k views

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 ...
4
votes
2answers
1k views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
1k views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
612 views

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: ...
4
votes
1answer
166 views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
2k views

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 ...
4
votes
2answers
887 views

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?