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10 Ways in Which You Can Be Deported Within 24 Hours of Landing in a Foreign Country

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10 Ways in Which You Can Be Deported Within 24 Hours of Landing in a Foreign Country

Landing in a foreign country? There are a few things that you must keep in mind. That is if you do not want to be deported. Let’s admit it, a foreign country is well ‘foreign’. There are certain things that you can do in India that are completely acceptable and can even go unnoticed. However, the same things can be scrutinized and can land you in trouble with the authorities or the general public in a foreign land. This is why you should know what you shouldn’t do in a foreign country. Here are some of the most common ways in which you can be deported within 24 hours of your arrival.

Racism 

10 ways in which you can be deported within 24 hours of landing in a foreign country

In India, it is common to use terms like ‘Kala’ (black), or gora (white)  while referring to a person. Do that abroad and the crowd is not going to leave you. It is best to keep your racist mind shut.  Racism may be tolerated in Indian households and workspaces but it is not the case aboard. This means you cannot make a remark on someone’s appearance solely based on their skin colour. It also means you won’t find a market for products like ‘fair and lovely’ creams.

Judging their Dressing Sense or Culture 

10 ways in which you can be deported within 24 hours of landing in a foreign country

When foreigners come to India. We want them to accept the Indian culture and go along with it. The same case is abroad. You are visiting a new country, a new culture altogether. It is completely different from the Indian culture and tradition. Therefore, if you want to be accepted into their land you must learn to respect their culture. It means not judging their clothing sese or their culture in general. 

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Not Having Etiquettes

10 ways in which you can be deported within 24 hours of landing in a foreign country

No, you cannot throw garbage on the road, spit or pee in the public. These things are not allowed! As shocking as it might be, nobody does these things abroad. If you do any of these things you won’t get away with it. For example, in  Maryland (US), you will have to pay  $30,000 for littering, Not just this, you can even be arrested from 10 days to 6 years depending on the severity of your crime. On the other hand, in Australia, you can be penalised up from $200 to  $400 for public urination.

Jumping the Red Light 

10 ways in which you can be deported within 24 hours of landing in a foreign country

We all have witnessed or have been in a vehicle where the driver jumps the red light. Fortunately, or unfortunately, we have gotten away with it. Jumping the red light or not following the traffic rules is rarely a cause of concern in India. However, this can result in deportation to countries abroad. If you are convicted of a criminal offence you can easily be deported by the authorities. Hence, it is advisable to read the traffic rules before moving abroad.

Enquiring About Other People’s Salary

10 ways in which you can be deported within 24 hours of landing in a foreign country

Alright. This is not a crime and won’t get you penalised. However, if you ask about someone’s salary when you have just met them, it won’t fare well for you. You should not ask such ‘intrusive’ questions particularly if you want to stay long-term in a country. When you are in a new country your goal should be to mingle with people and learn about their culture. Therefore, it is best not to offend people before getting to know them.

Not Learning the Right Gestures 

10 ways in which you can be deported within 24 hours of landing in a foreign country

Learning gestures are important when you travel to a new country. This is because gestures can have different meanings depending on the demographic. For example, a ‘come here hand gesture’ means to come near a person in India and the US. However, it is considered a dog call in other countries. For example, in the Philippines, if you call a person using a hand gesture you can get arrested and can get your fingers cut off. 

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Forgery 

10 ways in which you can be deported within 24 hours of landing in a foreign country

The above things mentioned in this list may result in public outrage or trouble with the authorities. However, forgery is an unforgivable offence! The ‘jugad’ (shortcut)  won’t help you in any way. If any officer finds that you have forged your documents (such as passports, academic documents, etc.) to enter a foreign land it will be treated as a crime. As we mentioned before, the solution to criminal offence is only 1-Deportation.

Staying After Visa Expiry 

10 ways in which you can be deported within 24 hours of landing in a foreign country

Yes.  Western countries can be appealing but staying there longer than your visa time is not advisable. After all, you don’t want to be deported or banned from entering the country again.

Every visa comes with a visa validity period. Therefore, it is important to ensure that you leave the country before the expiry date. Isn’t it better to look back with fond memories than to remember being thrown out of somewhere?

An Unmasked Criminal

10 ways in which you can be deported within 24 hours of landing in a foreign country

There is no hope for you if you have entered a country and committed crimes. At this stage, deportation might be the best possible outcome. Crimes are also of 2 types; One is a petty crime (For example, shoplifting, simple assault, etc) that doesn’t injure another person. Then there are serious crimes (like fraud,  spousal abuse, aggravated driving under the influence), etc. Depending on the nature of your crime and the country you may or may not be able to appeal your case. Unlike India, it won’t take an eternity before you are convicted. Therefore, the most likely scenario is deportation within 24 hours. 

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Mistake of the Visa Official 

10 ways in which you can be deported within 24 hours of landing in a foreign country

Another reason for a deportation can be the mistake of a visa official. A visa official is human for this reason he/she can make errors. In case, it has been found that you have been convicted of a criminal offense or have submitted incorrect documents your visa can be withheld. You will be informed of the same and will be deported back to your country. Hence, it is advisable to be transparent during the visa application process. 

Should I travel Abroad?

Definitely! Traveling abroad is a great opportunity to explore a different culture, seek quality education, and better employment opportunities. Traveling abroad won’t result in deportation as long as you are following the rules of the country you are planning to visit. Just make sure you don’t commit any crimes and you will be good to go.

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