U-Visa Sticker Orientation

#1 Jan 27th, 2011, 03:30
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Jan 2011
  • okonomi is offline
I got my U-Visa today. As one ought to, I did check all the fingers and toes etc.. and found there are no spelling or dyslectic issues on the Certificate (OCI Card) or the visa sticker. However, the visa sticker is stuck on the passport page in the wrong orientation: The two lines of print on the bottom of the visa sticker are now close to the center stitching and not at the edge. These two lines of print are usually present on the edge of the page and this is used for swiping into a reader to check the authenticity of the information. Most of us swipe the open edge of the passport ID page at the airport to get our boarding passes, for example.
The example U-visa sticker in the Chicago_CGI website is in the correct orientation while my U-visa sticker is rotated 180 degrees !! If they need to swipe those two lines into the reader ( at an arrival immigration ) they would need to swipe my OCI card (certificate). Here is a good reason why they want us to bring both the visa sticker in the Passport and the OCI card. I plan to ignore this error and get on with life. I wondered if there are others who have this problem with their visa stickers.
Left is good and right is wrong orientation in the attached image.
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Last edited by okonomi; Jan 27th, 2011 at 09:21..
#2 Jan 27th, 2011, 09:34
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Aug 2006
  • nycank is offline
No, it does not matter. I do not recollect them swiping the U sticker; just the passport.
#3 Jan 27th, 2011, 10:42
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Feb 2009
  • namaste_cat is offline
Same here. They've never swiped my U-visa sticker (which is correctly oriented). My British brother's sticker is rotated 180 degrees. He's had his since OCI was first rolled out. No problems.

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