Questions tagged [damaged-passports]

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Scratch on a Canadian passport

I am Canadian-Polish citizen, and on 1st of June I am flying to Canada via Stockholm to visit my family. I have noticed a small scratch on my Canadian passport from someone putting a luggage tag on my ...
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My passport's 1st laminated page peeled off slightly, but no data/text was disturbed and it just may be lost glue. Will this stop Bali immigration?

I realized my unused Indian passport has very minor damage on the laminated bio page. The laminated page just peeled off a little. It may be due to glue issue! Will this affect the immigration process ...
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Is my Indian passport damaged?

I'm up for a passport expiry and renewal but in my recent travels I had some trouble with the passport in the Indian airport while trying to board a flight to US. The booklet seems to be coming off ...
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Pen mark on MRZ of passport

Will I have any problems with Immigration officers or traveling in particular if my passport has this kind of pen mark on the MRZ? And if it will, can this mark be removed with cotton buds and ...
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My passport has coffee stains on a number of pages. The biometric data page is completely unaffected. I am travelling to Berlin tomorrow

Coffee stains on pages of passport. Everything is still legible. The biometric page is unaffected. Can I travel with this passport? I am due to fly to Berlin tomorrow and will replace it on my return.
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Is this passport ruined?

I need some info. First time having a passport. I have just received my wife's passport the other day and she has signed her passport with a pen with wet ink base. The signature looks fine but when ...
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I have ball pen marks in page 2 of my passport. Is it considered damaged? [duplicate]

My passport has three small blue ball pen marks Is it considered damaged?
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Water damage to the passport with a valid visa

I have left my passport in my jacket. Without knowing that it got washed. Now my passport is damaged by water. It had a Spanish visa, where I'm supposed to travel in the next weeks. I'm going to apply ...
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Severity of water damage on passport

I've read a passport is invalid if pages torn pages ripped out identity unreadable stamps unreadable passport substantially damaged Now my passport got a minor water damage with one of the stamps ...
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Passport thread coming off from the bottom end [duplicate]

I have got the visa stamped for Schengen countries. But i noticed i have a small binding coming off from the bottom end of the passport. I have attached a pic, please refer the same. Do i need to get ...
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Can I Travel with this slightly Damaged Indian passport

I have a flight in 3 days and I want to confirm whether I can safely travel with this slightly damaged passwort, I didn't even noticed until yesterday that it was torn in the corner like this , I have ...
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Japan e-Visa system cannot read my passport, and embassy have no slot for in-person application, what should I do?

I have a Vietnamese passport and currently reside in Singapore. I'm planning a trip to Japan on the 28th of October and currently applying for tourist visa through the Japan e-Visa system. However the ...
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Should a spot of pen on the 3rd page of my passport be a concern?

On my passport's signature page there is now a blue ink spot, that appeared mysteriously (I keep it in a ziplock bag with my birth certificate, but also a few other documents. I have now seperated ...
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Will this be considered a damaged passport?

I originally received my passport in this condition. The outside of the front cover has a visible crease. Every other aspect is totally clean, including the biodata page, visa pages, and even the ...
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Damaged passport - will it be acceptable?

So my Polish passport's first ID page is falling out and becoming detached; it’s still attached but is coming undone. Apart from that, it's in perfect condition; all details are readable, it’s just it'...
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Submitting my passport for student visa stamping, Must I be worried about this?

I have an Indian passport. There was a sticker on the back cover. Carelessly I used wet wipes to clean it out, which caused slight discoloration on the back but did not weaken the cover. The cover is ...
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Mark on passport right next to my Chinese visa

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 ...
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Will my passport be considered damaged?

My sister drew some marks in pen on my passport page(3). Do I have issues with this passport? Can I get rejections because of this?
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Validity of the Re-Issue of Damaged Passport

I recently applied for the Re-Issue of Indian passport due to expire within a year. My Application was rejected by stating that Binding is damaged and I should reapply with new application and fees at ...
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my passport has ink mark on the 3rd page, and i need to apply for my canadian study permit, will it be accepted by embassy or not? [duplicate]

my passport has an ink mark on the 3rd page, and I need to apply for my Canadian study permit, will the embassy accept it or not?
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What to do with my visa application - Indian passport

My wife and I applied for Switzerland visas. My wife's passport was slightly damaged. No pages were torn, no pages missing, all the details and previous visa visible clearly - only in one area lower ...
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Is my passport considered too damaged to fly?

I have just checked my passport before I leave the UK to go on holiday this weekend (6 days time). I noticed there was a bit of breakfast bar stuck to the back of the bio-data page and this has caused ...
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Is it ok if my passport is a little bent?

The side pocket of my pants puts pressure on the passport. It looks a bit like this (but not this much): source Is this ok? I intend to continue using that pocket.
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Can I travel to Canada with this passport on student visa it's my first international travel? [duplicate]

I KEPT MY PASSPORT INSIDE A COLOURFUL FOLDER BECAUSE OF WHICH IT GOT THIS MARKINGS ON THE HARD COVER REST EVERYTHING IS INTACT AND ALL THE PAGES ARE NEW.
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Is the MRZ on my passport damaged? Can I still use it?

I was entering the US when customs told me the machine couldn’t recognize my passport. Then I noticed the smudge on the MRZ, the one in the image. It is on the end of the first line. All the other ...
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My old passport was damaged, I got new one [duplicate]

My old Indian passport was damaged in water so I applied new passport. I got a new passport but it’s without stamps and on my old passport they mentioned (passport cancelled.visa if any valid) what ...
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Petty Stain on passport

I have small stain on my passport first page and rest of passport is in good condition with no issues . Also i got the visa issued for schengen on the same passport . i dont even time to apply for new ...
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H1B visa stamping appt in 2 days but passport front cover detached

I have an h1b stamping appointment in 2 days and today when I entered India, I was told the passport is damaged because the cover page came off ( the thick leather like covering to the booklet ). Now ...
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Ball pen mark on passport

I have a very small ball pen mark in page 3 of my passport. Is it considered damaged? Will I have any issues ?
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Indian passport [duplicate]

I have attached cover page of my passport. Other details are good. I have send my passport for business visa in Thai embassy. Let me any in there any issue for getting visa stamp and international ...
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Is this a damaged passport? [duplicate]

Should I renew my passport? I am going to apply for a visa interview for the USA, for a masters. Would this be a problem for visa verification?
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Will I get denied entry after I removed a visa sticker? Is my passport damaged?

I removed a visa sticker from my passport. Is my passport considered damaged?
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Will yellow markings on passport affect my US visa application? [closed]

My passport has this yellow markings on the corner of first and last pages. I have a US visa appointment scheduled. Will this be considered damaged.
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Passport cover page [duplicate]

You can see condition of cover page of my passport. Let me know is there any issue for getting visa or international travel. I have already applied business visa of Thailand.
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Indian passport binding loose

My passport binding has become loose. Do I need to get a new passport or is this fine?
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Traveling to Canada in less than a month and have slight water damage on my passport

My boyfriend and I are travelling to Canada on an IEC visa next month and we got caught in the rain the other day. His passport has slight water damage (it’s barely noticeable - the passport is ...
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Water-damaged Indian passport expiring in November 2020

My passport is expiring in Nov 2020 and it has water damage. I live close to Houston. It is hard to get an answer from the consulate, so asking here. When I fill the online form at CKGS (https://...
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Small oil stains on the bio-data page of my UK passport. Is this "damaged"?

I am travelling to India next month, and to do so I ordered a new passport. In the short time I've had it, I've somehow managed to get 4 blobs of oil stain (explained as oil by the fact that the ...
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Indian passport threads coming off, India travel in 2 weeks

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 ...
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Indian passport slight water mark. Is this considered damaged?

My Indian passport has got some slight water mark in it now. Is this considered damaged passport or will it be fine. The pages which has my details are all intact. It is just the first page cover and ...
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Oil spilled in my passport

Is there any problem about this. I can't take new passport, there is no time left. So please give me advice. My passport got spilled by oil on the first page. But there is no problem about the picture ...
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Indian passport threading coming off

My Indian passport threading is coming off i.e. the cover of the passport is coming off, there are only 2 threads remaining. Will it be a problem at the airport when going abroad ? Also anyone who ...
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Name and emblem of country no longer visible on front of passport -- is it "damaged"?

Having spent a bit too much time in the pocket of my trousers, the name and emblem of my country have been erased from the front of my passport. The relief is still visible if you look at it under a ...
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My Indian passport is damaged. How can I apply for a new one?

Damaged Indian passport. To apply for a new passport what should be done?
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Indian Passport first page ripped - is this considered 'damaged'?

Hi All, My passport first page got ripped. Front side of this page has a Indian emblem and backside is a blank with no stamps or Visas. Other pages including visas, personal details, POE stamps ...
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