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Old 03.07.2015, 11:33
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Dummy air ticket for Visa

Anyone has experience with a dummy ticket?

For Canadian visa they are asking for a flight ticket which I find it doesnt make sense to book a ticket before getting a visa.
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Old 03.07.2015, 11:41
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Re: Dummy air ticket for Visa

Never had to do that. Only would make sense to book a flight you do not intend to use if there is no cost to cancel the flight.
Cannot comment on Canada, for the US I always booked my flight in advance, applied for the ESTA with the flight details and got the approval.
I´d assume Canada wants to check when you get into the country and when you expect to leave?
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Old 03.07.2015, 11:52
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Never had to do that. Only would make sense to book a flight you do not intend to use if there is no cost to cancel the flight.
Cannot comment on Canada, for the US I always booked my flight in advance, applied for the ESTA with the flight details and got the approval.
I´d assume Canada wants to check when you get into the country and when you expect to leave?
ya that's the reason they want it for.
If I want to book a ticket where there is no cost to cancel, then its getting very expensive.
USA is much better in this case, they don't ask for a ticket for Visa approval.
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Old 03.07.2015, 11:57
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Re: Dummy air ticket for Visa

did you try any local (brick-n-mortar) travel agents?
Many countries ask for a flight ticket beforehand, so they probably have a workaround.
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Re: Dummy air ticket for Visa

you could also take a look at 'cancellation insurance'

http://www.insubuy.com/cancel-for-an...vel-insurance/
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Re: Dummy air ticket for Visa

You can reserve a ticket from travel agent or you can book a ticket from airline website and choose the option to pay later at their local office.

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Anyone has experience with a dummy ticket?

For Canadian visa they are asking for a flight ticket which I find it doesnt make sense to book a ticket before getting a visa.
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Old 04.07.2015, 22:34
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Re: Dummy air ticket for Visa

Business class tickets are refundable. Otherwise, if you are afraid of forgetting to cancel it, any travel agent can give you a print out of an intineray or reservation, both at no cost.
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ya that's the reason they want it for.
If I want to book a ticket where there is no cost to cancel, then its getting very expensive.
USA is much better in this case, they don't ask for a ticket for Visa approval.
Could you buy the expensive ticket, get the visa, cancel the ticket and buy a cheaper one?
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