FAQ

Replacing A Damaged US Passport

The cover of my passport is worn out, but the inside is in perfect condition. Do I still need to apply for a new passport?

The passport book will be considered damaged and it is required to replace it by getting a new passport issued. To replace your damaged U.S. passport, submit the Statement of mutilated passport with a completed government application to an Acceptance Agent. Passport documents need to be properly executed by an Acceptance Agent before it is sent in for processing.

I washed my passport in the washer by mistake; do I need to apply for a new passport?

The passport book will be considered damaged and it is required to replace it by getting a new passport issued. To replace your damaged U.S. passport, submit the Statement of mutilated passport with a completed government application to an Acceptance Agent. Documents need to be properly executed by the Acceptance Agent before it is sent in for processing.