Orlando Bloom Kicked Out Of India – Triggers Anger At Immigration Officials, Here’s Why!

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Orlando Bloom was invited to India as a guest of the state to promote tourism within the country, but the actor has been deported from India after arriving on Saturday without a valid visa. Some view his deportation as unnecessary and this has sparked outrage at the immigration officials for their actions.

Invited for a government program, Orlando Bloom had reportedly applied for his e-visa several weeks ago, but didn’t know that his application had been rejected until he landed in India. Completely unaware of the issue with his visa, Bloom was ordered to leave the country.

The Pirates of the Caribbean actor was suffering from a stomach bug and unable to get on the direct flight back to the UK and instead had to wait a few hours for the next plane.

Airport officials who were present when immigration authorities enforced the deportations expressed their surprise and dismay, saying that the deportation was not even legally required as there is a special permit that could have allowed Orlando Bloom to remain in India long enough to straighten matters out.

The Bureau of Immigration(BOI) states “Landing permit facility, up to a maximum of three days, can be given to a foreigner who enters India by air or sea without a valid visa under emergency circumstances provided the Immigration officer is satisfied regarding the bona fides of the foreigner.”

One of the BOI officials denies the existence of this permit, however, saying instead that “There is a written order that a passenger who has been denied entry has to be sent back on the same flight through turnaround flight.

Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Vikas Swarup further defended the actions of the BOI officials, saying “When one applies for an electronic visa, one receives a mail saying whether the visa has been issued or rejected… He must have landed without the confirmation email or forgotten to check whether the visa has been granted…The traveler is supposed to carry it along to produce to the immigration officer for scanning.”

While the reason for Orlando Bloom’s visa application being rejected is not known, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj was quick to intervene and was able to produce a new visa for the actor to return. Bloom is expected to arrive in Delhi once again at 10am on Monday.

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