Looks like someone needs to look over those little details! Orlando Bloom and his team probably should have paid attention to some of those finer details, because the actor was deported from India over the weekend because he brought the wrong visa!
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The Pirates of the Caribbean and sequels star was supposed to visit India this past Saturday, December 19, to help promote tourism in the country, and even though it wasn't planned, he probably gave tourists more of a lesson in what to do when going to India than he intended!
He was deported shortly after arriving in Delhi at around 1:30 a.m. because airport officials discovered that he didn't have a valid visa, according to the Economic Times of India.
According to the report, Bloom discovered when he arrived that the e-visa he had applies for in November had been rejected and he couldn't enter the country. He was promptly flown back to England. The following day, after the intervention of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, he was eventually granted a legal visa.
Vikas Swarup, spokesperson and joint secretary of the Ministry of External Affairs, said: "I am not aware of the circumstances in which he (Orlando Bloom) landed and what actually followed. When one applies for an electronic visa, one receives a mail saying whether the visa has been issued or rejected. I think Bloom must have landed without the confirmation email or forgotten to check whether the visa has been granted or not. It takes a minimum of 72 hours and a maximum of four days for the visa to be processed, at the end of which, your visa is accepted or rejected. The traveller is supposed to carry it along to produce to the immigration officer for scanning."
Politician Amar Singh, who is hosting Bloom in the country, told the outlet that the actor had no idea his e-visa was not in order:
"He had applied for an e-visa and didn't get a reply. His office thought that he would get the visa on arrival," Singh explained.
There's a lesson for anyone wanting to travel - make sure everything is in order before you get on that plane!