I had an incident where I was asked to provide the onward ticket when checking in. So I stepped out of line and booked one. I actually booked a cheap onward ticket for $50 that was a real possibility I would use. I showed the agent my ticket confirmation by email but she wasn't satisfied. She asked me for the full ticket numbers to add to my reservation and wouldn't proceed without them. So, my questions is, even though you have a PNR/confirmation number what do you do if they ask for your ticket numbers?
Wednesday 13th of January 2021
I plan on traveling to India with a one way ticket and exploring Southeast Asia. Is proof of onward travel only needed before boarding the plane or is it needed upon arrival through immigration and customs as well? If so, I’m worried that the onward flight rental won’t last and I will have to rent another upon arrival just before I enter customs.
William Von Harten
Sunday 17th of May 2020
I'm a bit confused by the "onward-ticket" issue for travelers flying to countries on a one-way ticket. I mean...if you enter a country, and the tourist visa is only good for 30 days, but you have an "onward-ticket" showing you will depart within 30 days...but then, the "onward-ticket" gets cancelled after your arrival, and you overstay your visa...aren't you going to be in trouble with the immigration authorities when/if you actually do attempt to leave the country?
Or...is the strategy here...NOT to overstay the visa...but to have the flexibility to make your future plans...after...your arrival in another country, and that way avoid the extra expense of a round-trip ticket?
Monday 16th of August 2021
What everyone else said. Maybe you want to extend your tourist visa, but aren't sure until you spend some time in the country first? Maybe you don't know where you want to travel next? This gives you that flexibility.
Friday 6th of November 2020
The purpose here is just to have more flexibility during your trip. So once you are in the country you can choose when to leave and how. So you don't have to think about that before the trip.
But you can't overstay your 30 days limit otherwise you will be illegal and will have to pay daily penalties when leaving.
Wednesday 17th of June 2020
So one case may be that you do a visa run, or want to sort out a more permanent visa which sometimes can only be done once in the country. Or sometimes you can just extend your visa. In short, there are loads of situations where this happens and it’s all part of the nomad life.
Friday 17th of April 2020
Hello! I am getting a travel visa to Turkey and then a residence one once I arrive. Will using a ticket to cancel work for this? I plan on moving there, all legally but I am unable to get a student visa at this time (covid). Not sure if you have anymore information on this. Thank you!
Monday 16th of August 2021
It should, yes. They just want to see proof you plan to leave within the visa time-frame, they can't/won't follow up later to see that you canceled it. It's just a bit more airline "security theater" to deter people from trying to stay past their visa illegally. But in practice it makes no sense when you can easily cancel your flight.
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