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Damaged passports

You must replace your passport as soon as possible if it has more than reasonable wear and tear - you may not be allowed to travel with it.

Official definition of a damaged passport

A damaged passport is one which is not in a condition to be accepted as proof of identity.

Damage may include the following:

  • Details are indecipherable.

  • The laminate has lifted enough to allow the possibility of photo substitution.

  • Discolouration to the biodata page.

  • Chemical or ink spillage on any page.

  • Missing or detached pages

  • The chip or antenna shows through the endpaper on the back cover for the new style e-passports.

  • The chip has been identified as damaged following investigation

Unfortunately you will not be able to use the 4 hour premium service when applying to replace your damaged passports.

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