The Bureau of Immigration has started using new high-tech security visa stickers to thwart counterfeiting and other so-called "illegal transactions."
In a statement, the BI said the intricately designed security visa stickers for temporary visitor’s visa (TVVs) have features that are supposedly impossible to duplicate.
BI Commissioner Siegfred Mison said the security visa sticker for TVV is available at the BI head office in Intramuros, Manila; Makati, Baguio, Cebu and Davao offices.
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).
According to the BI, the sticker visa label has a self-adhesive substrate, UV dull and rounded corner and micro line prints.
Mison said the new security visa sticker is part of BI’s modernization program and should help in the BI’s drive against fake stamps.