Hi all, (I posted this on another section of the site but feel i would get more accurate answers here)
My passport doesn't expire till 2014 but the very bottom stitch/binding that runs down the center pages has come loose and all the gold has rubbed off the front.
i want to renew this passport before i travel in feb 2013, would the above be considered as a damaged passport (meaning i would have to send it off as damaged and go down that route) or would it be considered as "wear and tear" and can send it off as a basic renewal??.
Apart from what i mentioned above the rest of it is fine including the picture/ID page.
unsure what to do and appreciated any help/advice offered. Thanks