The government has made it clear that a blacklisted person will be denied entry in the country even if he/she has valid documents.
Minister of State for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai said in the Lok Sabha this while answering a question asked by Congress MP from Kerala Kodikunnil Suresh.
The MP had asked whether the government is intending to frame comprehensive guidelines to ensure that persons who are blacklisted and are not permitted entry into the country despite having been issued a valid visa/entry permit/Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) card, are informed of the decision promptly.
The Minister said that any foreigner can be refused entry into India due to considerations such as national security.
"Visa is granted to a foreigner only after checking his blacklisted status from the system. However, a foreigner holding an OCI card or a long-term multiple entry visa, does not have to apply for a visa again and may, therefore, be denied entry into the country if he/she has in the meanwhile been blacklisted," said Rai.