Indian mission confirms UK MP denied India entry for invalid visa


Debbie Abraham (Twitter Photo)

British lawmaker Debbie Abrahams (Twitter Photo)

The Indian High Commission in London confirmed on Tuesday that British lawmaker Debbie Abrahams, who was denied entry to India and deported to Dubai on Monday, did not hold a valid visa.

Abrahams, who is an Opposition Labour Party MP and Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Kashmir, claimed she was travelling on a valid e-visa to India to visit family and friends but her visa was revoked without explanation.

She questioned why her visa was suddenly revoked and also the possibility of a visa on arrival, something India does not offer.

“Mission has confirmed from the Indian immigration authorities that Ms Debbie Abrahams did not hold a valid visa,” the Indian High Commission said in a statement on Twitter.

“Further, there is no provision for visa on arrival for UK nationals. She was accordingly requested to return,” the statement noted.