For those who have all contributed to helping here is an update:) Drove 300 miles on Monday evening to Durham, attended a interview for a replacement passport on Tuesday. Drove home. New passport with damaged passport arrived yesterday! Today completed a visa transfer application (very similar to tourist visa, just a bit more horrifying) and now everything with every declaration form, check list going has been sent. Hopefully the next update will be positive too. In the fact VFS will apply to get my existing visa transferred over to my new passport.