Cancel for any reason and visa applications

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Morning All,

I have a friend that is applying for a tourist visa to Canada, it would help if we could prove health insurance and airline tickets were purchased. But if the visa is not approved then the change fees would probably make the ticket worthless. So my question is, do you think cancel for any reason insurance would cover the airline ticket if the visa were not issued?

Thanks
 

weihlac

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Morning All,

I have a friend that is applying for a tourist visa to Canada, it would help if we could prove health insurance and airline tickets were purchased. But if the visa is not approved then the change fees would probably make the ticket worthless. So my question is, do you think cancel for any reason insurance would cover the airline ticket if the visa were not issued?

Thanks
Depending on the dates of the planned travel, you can also buy a fully refundable ticket and then cancel it and purchase a non-refundable ticket when the visa is issued. That way you would get a full refund if the visa was not issued.
 

Neil Maley

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Morning All,

I have a friend that is applying for a tourist visa to Canada, it would help if we could prove health insurance and airline tickets were purchased. But if the visa is not approved then the change fees would probably make the ticket worthless. So my question is, do you think cancel for any reason insurance would cover the airline ticket if the visa were not issued?

Thanks
If it’s Cancel for Any Reason it should but you must call the company you are considering and ask. We aren’t licensed insurance brokers so we can’t state definitively yes or no. But you usually do not get
100% back with CFAR, you only get a portion of it back.

Make sure your friend understands that Canada is very strict on allowing people to visit - if he has had any type of legal problems, they may not issue a Visa. For US citizens, a DWI or DUI from years ago can result in not being allowed to enter Canada.
 
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If it’s Cancel for Any Reason it should but you must call the company you are considering and ask. We aren’t licensed insurance brokers so we can’t state definitively yes or no. But you usually do not get
100% back with CFAR, you only get a portion of it back.

Make sure your friend understands that Canada is very strict on allowing people to visit - if he has had any type of legal problems, they may not issue a Visa. For US citizens, a DWI or DUI from years ago can result in not being allowed to enter Canada.
SERIOUSLY??? YIKES! I had no idea (not that I have any DUI's or any legal problems... but... OMG... it seems like everyone I run into these days has had at least one DUI, so I don't even judge people based on that...)
 
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SERIOUSLY??? YIKES! I had no idea (not that I have any DUI's or any legal problems... but... OMG... it seems like everyone I run into these days has had at least one DUI, so I don't even judge people based on that...)
In many countries a DUI is a serious criminal offense -- not like here where one hears of drivers with 6 previous convictions and minor license suspensions killing someone.
 
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SERIOUSLY??? YIKES! I had no idea (not that I have any DUI's or any legal problems... but... OMG... it seems like everyone I run into these days has had at least one DUI, so I don't even judge people based on that...)
Canada is not the "open arms" country they pretend to be. They "may use a DUI as a reason not to let you in, while in fact there are other discriminatory factors at play.
 
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Depending on the dates of the planned travel, you can also buy a fully refundable ticket and then cancel it and purchase a non-refundable ticket when the visa is issued. That way you would get a full refund if the visa was not issued.
That is an excellent idea, thanks.
 
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CFAR would, in most cases, protect 75% of the non-refundables. A new non-refundable flight can sometimes be a thousand dollars more than the original. You can simulate that by checking flights that are closer to today's date . . .