What's the damage?
August 15, 2011 7:40 PM Subscribe
I am fixing to renew my US passport, and want to know if I should mail it in, or if I have to renew it in person. I'm concerned about what level of damage is unacceptable to the U.S. State Department.
posted by baniak to travel & transportation (10 answers total)
page, in order to renew by mail, the passport has to be undamaged.
My passport has all pages intact and readable, and it has the cover intact as well. None of the pages are ripped at all. The only damage the passport has is the gold "paint" on the front has rubbed off, and the edges of the passport are worn.
If it were a comic book, it would be in "fair" condition.
So, given that, should I take my chances mailing it in, or just suck it up and wait in line at the local passport renewal location?