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It is not true that immigration officers want to see a return ticket. At the most they want to see a ticket that will take you out of the US. (Blogs often say "you should have a return ticket", but that's just shorthand for "a ticket out of the US"). If they ask to see evidence that you will leave the US when you say, then showing them your ticket to Taiwan ...


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Unfortunately this is not an urban legend. By the information provided this is individual or corporate stupidity or basic case of CYA taken too far so they don't have to carry you back in case you're refused entry to Japan. At issue is the proof of onward travel, which you need to provide to the Japanese border control if you don't need to have visa prior ...


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When proof of onward travel is required, it is always the job of an airline to check whether your documentation is in place. If not, and if you have to be deported, I believe in this situation the airline has to bear the cost of flying you back; this is standard practice around the world. Malaysia implements these requirements pretty unevenly. Citizens of ...


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Can we enter Schengen (and/or Turkey) by two one-way tickets on different airlines? Yes you can enter with a one way ticket in Schengen or turkey on different airlines. I have entered multiple times in Scgengen, Uk and Turkey with 1 way ticket. Your all airline tickets can be with different airlines as long as you provide your next/return ticket to ...


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Arriving in a country for a "visit" without a return (or ongoing) ticket usually raises the suspicion of the immigration officers. They may think that you are not actually intending to leave. The airlines are responsible for your return transport if you are refused entry into a country, so the airline has interest in avoiding you getting refused entry at the ...


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Generally the burden is on you to prove onward travel. Whether that be air or land. Some case examples: I flew into Canada, and was going to bus to the USA. I had to prove I had a bus ticket to leave I flew into Argentina, with the intention of busing around South America. I had a return ticket to the UK. This was fortunate, as it at least showed I ...


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It's true, with the proviso that this rule doesn't apply to people who are already entitled to live in Japan. For instance, last time I flew to Japan one way, I had to show my Japanese residency visa before they'd let me board. I've heard stories of people being forced to buy onward tickets from Japan to Korea at the airport. One trick I've heard of to get ...


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From ThaiEmbassy.com (not the official website of the Thai embassy): They must have a confirmed return ticket to show that they are flying out of Thailand within 30 or 15 days of entry, as appropriate. Open tickets do not qualify. Travelling overland out of Thailand by train, bus, etc to Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia (including en route to Singapore), ...


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When entering the Schengen area as a non-EEA citizen, you do not need proof of onward travel, but proof of "means of subsistence ... for the return to your country of origin or transit to a third country into which you are certain to be admitted" (Schengen Borders Code, Article 5). An onward or return ticket would of course also fulfill this requirement, but ...


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For the New Zealand Visa Waiver Visitor Visa you do need a travel ticket out of New Zealand to a country you have the right to enter. Even more specific Onward travel You must have a travel ticket out of New Zealand to a country you have the right to enter at all times during your visit. You’ll be asked to show us your travel ticket when you ...


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There is no regulation or law that makes it mandatory for a Canadian citizen (especially if you are entering under the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative) to have a return ticket when entering the United States. However, as with any other government, the United States (and by statutory extension, CBP officers) can deny any person entry for any reason, ...


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In addition to mts answer regarding airline rules for traveling New Zealand. From the official Air New Zealand website : Entering New Zealand on a one-way ticket People travelling to New Zealand on a one-way ticket must be one of the following: a New Zealand passport holder an Australian passport holder a holder of a current permanent ...


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Not an urban legend - my friend tried to travel from Glasgow airport on a one-way ticket and was forced to buy a one-way ticket to anywhere out of the country at the airport (he chose South Korea) before he was allowed to check in. Of course if you have a valid visa / special re-entry permission then you'll be fine. Regarding other countries: I also had to ...


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Appears flyonward.com no longer deliver the tickets. flyonwards.com buys fully refundable tickets in your name and automatically cancels the ticket 24 or 48 hours afterwards, depending on your selection. You receive the receipt and ticket from the airline. In regards to the legality of it, it's exactly the same as buying a fully refundable ticket from a ...


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According to the Bureau of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of China (Taiwan), the requirements for visa-exempt travel to Taiwan include : 2.a confirmed return air/sea ticket or an air/sea ticket and a visa for the next destination, and a confirmed seat reservation for departure. Timatic (the system used by most my airlines to ...


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You can't really "prove that you will return to your country", and generally consulates don't set the bar quite that high (or nobody would ever get a visa). It's sufficient to show that it will be in your own best interests to return home after your trip. When applying for a visa for tourism (which is the situation most of the visa advice you'll find on the ...


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Timatic (the visa system used by many airlines) specifically states for a US citizen visiting Columbia : Visitors traveling as tourist are required to hold proof of sufficient funds to cover their stay and documents required for their next destination. Warning: - Visitors, traveling as tourist, not holding return/onward tickets could ...


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My answer does not reflect official rules and laws, just my own experience. I visited over 80 countries and many of them officially require proof of onward travel, ten of them are in South America. The only time anybody ask me about onward travel was when checking in for a flight to New Zealand in Sydney. In some other cases I had return flights with the ...


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According to TIMATIC (the Visa processing system use by most airlines/travel agents since 1963) the requirements for an Australia citizen visiting South Korea are : Passport required. Passport and/or passport replacing documents must be valid on arrival. Visa required, except for Those traveling to attend conferences, exhibitions, ...


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First of all, an airline is not required to check anybody in. By purchasing a ticket, you have entered into an agreement with a private company, and assented to all the terms of their Contract of Carriage. Written into every airline's CoC will be a clause allowing them to deny you passage under various conditions. You may be entitled to be rebooked for a ...


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I can't answer the general question, but for your specific case, at last check Cambodia does not require proof of onward travel at all.


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YES. I don't know if it will work for everybody every time but it worked for me today. The lady at the Air Asia X check-in counter in Sydney airport asked me for my onward ticket when she saw I was flying to KL one-way. I presented the e-ticket for my train trip to Singapore, which only cost about $10. At immigration in Kuala Lumpur they didn't ask me any ...


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I have contacted Brazilian consulate with this question. I was informed, that one of requirements to enter Brazil is to have a valid ticket to and from Brazil.


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It sounds like the informal policy is changing. As Wikitravel mentions: Proof of onward transit :- long happily ignored by Thai immigration, has been known to be strictly applied in some instances (Indian passport holders beware). The requirement is for an international flight itinerary - NOT train, ferry, or other departure type. Airlines, who ...


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As an EU citizen, you don't have any time limit on remaining in the UK necessarily, under EU freedom of movement rules. Now freedom of movement technically applies only to workers, but practically it means that you can enter the "EU" line in the passport queue, and nobody will bother asking you any questions. It also means that you could remain once your ...


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In general, citizens of Chile do not require a visa to enter the US (and can instead enter via VWP with an approved ESTA), however in the comments you've stated that you have a Visa, whilst your travelling companion from Germany does not and will use ESTA. Thus there's 2 different answers... With a Visa - There is officially no need for a return/onward ...


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So, this is a problem I have faced as well (although I had a solution - a return ticket, just no proof of it - had to go to the upstairs office of Aerolineas Argentinas in Auckland Airport to print it out as proof!!). I've often wondered since then, and after seeing your question, did some research on it. The weasel solution The first solution comes from ...


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Johor Bahru is the first stop into Malaysia from Singapore, and is very easy to reach by ground transport. According to Seat61 the journey from Singapore to Johor Bahru is a whopping S$ 5, for the 5 minute journey across the border. Not sure you'll manage much better than that for cheap onward travel proof! I'd suggest you read through the Seat61 page on ...


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Being allowed to enter, depends on the Airlines, and migration officials in both countries. I took a ferry from S. Korea to Japan and back again. When I tried to leave Japan, migration didn't want to let me on the ferry because I didn't have other tickets. I had to explain I had a Korean work visa. In Fiji, Korean Air didn't want to let me board the ...


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