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Proof of Onward Travel

Travel Forums General Talk Proof of Onward Travel

1. Posted by benjones1991 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 2y

I'm a UK passport holder, planning on visiting the following: Singapore, Malaysia, Bangkok, Australia, New Zealand and USA.

I did have the intention to book the whole trip through a Travel Agency but have recently decided I wanted the flexbility to travel wherever I like, for as long as I like. Hence, looking to book flights as I go.

The only concern I have with this is 'proof of onward travel'. What is the best way to get around this? I've seen so many mixed reviews suggesting different airlines and countries have certain regulations.

Has anyone had any experience with this?

2. Posted by Cyberia (Travel Guru 1818 posts) 2y

Of those I think only Australia might ask for proof of onward travel. If you plan to stay there for a long time they will probably ask for proof of funds. If there is even a slight possibility of working there, do get a work visa as some without a work visa and sufficient money have been put on the next plane home.

You will need an Australian visa, and six months left on your passport when you leave most of these countries.

You can buy a Round The World ticket to NZ with stopovers in Asia on the way out and America on the way back and leave dates blank, being aware that you usually cannot walk into an airport and say you want to fly that day. They usually need notice.

Buying all your tickets separately can be expensive. I know flying from Asia to NZ is very expensive. I have had travel agents on KSR in Bangkok apologise that it costs so much.

Adding America to a RTW trip really increases the price and you would be better going through Asia there and back and booking America as a separate trip, maybe at a later date.

3. Posted by AmericanCrow (Budding Member 17 posts) 2y

Quoting Cyberia

Of those I think only Australia might ask for proof of onward travel. If you plan to stay there for a long time they will probably ask for proof of funds. If there is even a slight possibility of working there, do get a work visa as some without a work visa and sufficient money have been put on the next plane home.

Cyberia, have you heard of folks being questioned upon arrival in Australia? I'm arriving on the 12th on my W&HV and am wondering if I should pack documents with me. I know they said they may ask in the application but they did not and nothing was mentioned about questioning at immigration. I don't want to be turned around at the gate and sent home just because I didn't pack the necessary paperwork. Thoughts? Have you talked to anyone directly who has been questioned?

Thanks!
Dani