chanakyaa wrote:One technical pooch. Does EM has the ability to electronically check validity of desi bija in Dubai? Looks like bija was cancelled by email...
Typically no, airlines don't necessarily have access to immigration databases from their checkin systems. They can scan the visa and store the details after validating visa requirement and visa expiration date, but that's it.
The curious thing about this episode is that she apparently had an e-Visa that had been invalidated. Those things include a printout of the confirmation. I'm assuming what happened here is:
1. She applies for e-Visa, gets approved
2. Subsequent audit results in red flag . The visa is annulled and she's informed.
3. She decides to use the original confirmation to make her trip and try to brazen her way in.
4. Emirates at LHR and DXB see the original confirmation printout (but not the subsequent denial that she fraudulently doesn't show them).
5. Immigration computer at New Delhi rejects her.
Historically British people are not known for asking permission to enter India, so her behavior is not surprising. I would not be surprised if she went all 'pata nahi main koun hun' on immigration, asserting that her grandpoppa rode the cavalry into India so she should be let in too.
On paper, she's up for not one but two counts of fraudulent behavior against Emirates, since she lied at both London and Dubai. Whatever Emirates wants to do about it is up to them. However, her pattern of behavior indicates that she is at ease with lying and committing fraud.
This will hold against her in her visa applications, not just to India, but elsewhere, since other countries ask 'have you ever been deported from any country' in their questionnaire, e.g. Part 4(a) of Singapore visa application
. Being deported from one country rarely ends the problem there - it impacts future visa applications to other places too.