What is the Importance of a Passport Sticker or Cover?

Published by Travel Visa Pro on Tue Dec 11 2012

Many of our customers wonder why their passports are returned with either a sticker or a plastic cover with Travel Visa Pro’s contact information. Therefore, I think it is helpful to explain the reason behind this.


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The stickers are used for the following reasons:

  1. Identification of the passports helps the Embassy familarize itself with what agency submitted the passport. This is extremly helpful when the Embassy needs additional information as a number is ready available for them to contact.
  2. Allows the Embassy to easily find your passport if we need to make a special request to expedite your service.
  3. Retrieval of the passport. Visa service companies have their own special window and process to pick up passports. Those bearing a companies makring are kept seperate from the regular public clients.
  4. Passports without stickers or covers are inadvertnenly mailed out or lost in the Embassy.
  5. Most Embassies require that the applications submitted by third partys have the same marking as the company submitting. This makes sure there are no mix ups regarding the passports.
  6. In the unfornuate event the passport is lost while abroad or at an airport, the marking on the passport allows for the passport to be returned to Travel Visa Pro. I cannot tell you how many times this has happened.These are just some of the advantages of having a sticker or a cover, but they’re all very important and we do it for you benefit. Not to deface the passport!