Round Trip Ticket Question

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Round Trip Ticket Question

Postby dankal » 03 May 2012, 02:56

Hi everyone!

I'm sorry ahead of time if this question has been asked already. I've been searching for it on this site for a while with no information. If it's already been asked, can someone just point me to it?

Ok, so here is my situation. I am an American citizen, looking to come to Taiwan to teach English. I do not currently have a job, but will be looking for one right away when I get there. I am planning to fly to Taiwan using a Visa exempt entry (being an American I will only have 30 days to stay). My question is, when I purchase my flight over, will I need to purchase a round trip ticket back to the US (dated 30 or less days after my arrival date), or would I be able to leave the US/get into Taiwan by only purchasing a flight to Taiwan and having proof of an onward flight to Hong Kong (dated 30 or less days after my arrival date)?

I'm hoping I don't need the returning flight back to the US and can just get by with the onward to Hong Kong. I am worried, however, I may get stopped at either US/Taiwan costumes for only have the onward Hong Kong flight and not a return to the US.

Thanks for the help!
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Re: Round Trip Ticket Question

Postby the bear » 03 May 2012, 08:45

onward ticket is fine. in fact immigration rarely (if ever) checks for this.
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Re: Round Trip Ticket Question

Postby dankal » 03 May 2012, 09:51

Great to know! Thanks!
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Re: Round Trip Ticket Question

Postby Skater bum » 03 May 2012, 13:17

They dont check but you will have to leave the country anyway to get your ARC because you can't change a visa exempt into an ARC. At least you couldn't 2 months ago but maybe its changed you never know.
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