Short-term and long-term visas, application requirements, waiting times, advantages and disadvantages of stay vs. resident visas, who needs an ARC, and why do people opt for permanent residency
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Do you think it would be wise to book a return ticket, print off the itinerary, and then cancel it within 24 hours of purchase, so you could get a full refund but still have proof of a return ticket?
- Ink Still Wet in Passport (shífēn xīnshǒu)
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I have done it before. Many airlines will give you an option to pay about 50USD extra for a 'flexi' ticket, or something by a similar name.
Those tickets will let you cancel without penalty (or just a very small penalty) up to a certain number of days/hours before the flight departs.
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Some travel agents will do it for you, go ask them.
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