My two year old child put a mark in my passport on the page next to the page containing my Chinese visa. Is it going to cause me any issues?

Here is the double page image – I verified there is no mark on the visa page: enter image description here

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    What kind of mark? What was used (crayon, pencil, pen, etc)? Maybe share a picture (with identifying info blocked out) to show how bad it is.
    – FreeMan
    Commented Aug 28, 2023 at 14:29
  • can you please check the link i added now @FreeMan Commented Aug 28, 2023 at 14:46
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    The mark appears to be at the bottom of a page. How is "right in front" of the visa? Commented Aug 28, 2023 at 15:10
  • @AndrewLeach sorry for the confusion, i mean opposite to the page of the visa Commented Aug 28, 2023 at 15:12
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    I would suggest you alter the image to show the double-page spread, the right way up. Don't forget to block out personally-identifying information. I think you should be able to add the image directly to the post, too (but if not, someone else can). Commented Aug 28, 2023 at 15:14

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While technically you're not supposed to alter a passport in any way, since the scribbles are on an empty page and clearly have no meaning, you should be fine.


I am answering my own question just in case anyone else face similar issue in the future. I had no issue at immigration for entry and exit stamps.

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