Help: Indian Passport Damaged (What to do )

puneet_gcard

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I had sent my passport to Indian Consulate for renewal. They sent it back via UPS who just left it outside my house porch. I was out of town and it rained heavily yesterday. THerefore the new UPS package got some water inside it.

The passport is not too bad and everything is readable. I did not see any soggy text at all. Hopwever I did notice that the laminate is slightly coming out of the edge (very slight) in the front. I can see the very small gap (maybe 1-2 mm) between the blue cover and the plastic laminate of the first page.

Should I try to get another duplicate passport made or will this one work fine. I am going to India (for the first time in 7 years) and I have the Plastic Green Card. However I dont want to get into any trouble or get stuck due to damaged passport.

Gurus: Please let me know what I should do.
 

tangohi

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Get a new passport other wise you might face trouble somewhere on the way. Duplicate passport shoud not take that long. Call the embassy and find out.
 

puneet_gcard

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tangohi said:
Get a new passport other wise you might face trouble somewhere on the way. Duplicate passport shoud not take that long. Call the embassy and find out.

Yes that is what I am thinking. However the consulate website says that damage passport can take upto 3 months.

What kind of trouble do you think I can face. Would it be in India or while coming back here.
 
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