I live in US, and have a F1 Visa and an Indian passport. I am traveling to India in couple of weeks, and my passport got some wear and tear. The stitching which hold the inner pages and the cover is coming off, and only 2-3 threads are left.
Will the Indian Embassy fix that stitching problem? Can they do that?
Also, I plan on issuing a new passport. But my appearance has changed a bit, my indian address is different and my father’s name is different (only the surname). Can I apply for a tatkaal passport? I don’t care if they retain the same info and photo, but when the embassy sees my other supporting docs, they might be able to see a clear change in address, photo and father’s name.
Also, if I have a new passport, I will still have to retain my damaged passport since it has my visa stamping in it. Immigration and customs can still stop me saying my damaged passport is severely damaged and have me reissue the damaged passport, right? Is there an easy way to get all my stamps and student visa on my new passport, without going to the embassy?
Also, I think my paasport has been marked as ‘damaged’ by the immigration last time I traveled