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Damaged passport- advice needed please!

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DeathBySnuSnu · 19/09/2019 17:30

Booked a holiday in a few weeks, then noticed passport has couple of small grease spots on the information page. Phoned the passport office for advice and the lovely lady I spoke to said it sounded ok... she obviously couldn't definitely say over the phone but I could make an appointment to get a new one?!?

Is there any way I can definitely check? I live near to an airport- would it be worth going and asking someone there? I'll get a new one if I need to obviously, but I'd rather not lol- especially if it was fine to begin with.

Any advice appreciated, thank you!

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dementedpixie · 19/09/2019 17:49

Do you mean the pages with your photo/details? Do the marks obscure any important info?

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DeathBySnuSnu · 19/09/2019 17:59

Well that's the thing- one of the spots is on my photo and one is on my name, but it's still 100% readable. It's just a slightly darker colour.

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RitaTheBeater · 19/09/2019 18:08

I don’t think going to an airport will help as it will be the decision of the person who is looking at the passport. There won’t be a blanket ‘this is ok’ rule.

My dh once got in a huge amount of trouble in KL when he handed over his passport with a dollar in between the pages. He was accused of trying to bribe the person he gave the passport to and it was a huge deal. The airport police were called and we missed our flight. Perhaps another person would have just said ‘oh this was in your passport ‘.

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DeathBySnuSnu · 19/09/2019 18:26

Oh gosh that sucks about your flight. Sad Thanks for the advice.

Starting to think I might just risk it- I'll start practicing my pageant smile Grin

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Mustrryharder · 15/10/2019 19:20

I've read about this before, it's a new security feature. I can't give more details but look it up and it will confirm it

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