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It means positioned as if you are reading it.....

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29 minutes ago, Alex_Sharon_U said:

This is what I submitted! Which way then ?


This looks like the sensible option although they probably don't need the blank opposite page. If they do not like it the way you have it flip it so  the writing on the cover page is horizontal. I mean like the normal way you hold a book, long side vertical

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Option 1:  Make a copy, any copy, and add an arrow pointing up with the instructions "This Way Up" so that it is clear which direction is not upside down.  It is best to center the passport on the page.


Option 2:  IN the case that your submitted document is received by one of the dimmer employees helpful arrows in all directions (up, down, left, right) can help them figure out how to position the paper correctly on their desks. 


Option 3:  If you want to cover all bases, make a copy, turn the passport 90 degrees clockwise, make another, and repeat 2 more times until you have copies of the passport in all directions.  Keep the passport centered on the page in all cases.


Stack the copies and send them all in.  See option 1 to eliminate any and all confusion related to option 3.


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8 hours ago, Alex_Sharon_U said:

This is what I submitted! Which way then ?


That's perfect.  No need to cut anything off.

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