I am applying for my UK visa but I only have 3 pages open in my passport. One is separate, at the end. The other page has 2 blank sides, but there are 2 small staple holes at the top of the page. Would the embassy still attach a visa to this page?

  • This sounds like an X-Y problem: Your real question is Do I have enough pages left in my passport? I suggest you edit that in. Related posts: 1, 2, 3 but these do not answer your UK specific question.
    – user40521
    Commented Jun 29, 2018 at 8:15
  • ... and 4, 5, 6
    – user40521
    Commented Jun 29, 2018 at 8:18
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    @jandoggen I think the question stands and is not XY.. It's specifically about visa over staple holes.
    – user16259
    Commented Jun 29, 2018 at 14:24

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Staples in passport pages used to be very common - many countries would staple a form into your passport on entry, which would then be retained when exiting the country (for example, the US used to do this with I-94/I-94W forms, but they are far from the only ones). This practice is less common today, but I'm sure there are still some countries that do it.

Consulates and immigration staff know this, and will not pay any attention to a staple hole in a passport when it comes to using that page.

If the staple holes have led to, for example, a tear in the page or something that is more visible than a few holes then it's possible the answer would be different - but for simple staple holes you will not have any issues at all.

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