As part of its intensified campaign against illegal transactions, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) has begun using new “security visa stickers.”
Taking advantage of the latest technology, BI experts came up with intricately designed security visa stickers for temporary visitor’s visa (TVV) with several features that are impossible for counterfeiters to duplicate or imitate perfectly.
BI Commissioner Siegfred Mison said the same technology is used in making the security visa sticker for special study permit (SSP) and long-stay visitor visa extension (LSSVE).
Currently, the use of security visa sticker for TVV is available at the BI main office in Intramuros, Manila; Makati, Baguio, Cebu and Davao offices, Mison said.
The sticker visa label, which has a self-adhesive substrate, UV dull and rounded corner and 35mm x 45mm in size, bear micro line prints and optically variable device that only specially-trained immigration officers can easily detect.
Mison said the development of the new security visa sticker is part of BI’s modernization program to keep up with the global and highly-technological practices observed by immigration authorities.
He added that the newly designed security visa sticker should help in BI’s drive against fake stamps.