U.S. Passports that are damaged or in poor condition must be replaced, as they are no longer valid for travel. For security reasons, damaged passports may be retained by this office.
Please note that your damaged U.S passport is not proof of citizenship or identity.
If your U.S. passport is damaged, you must apply for a new passport in person through a pre-arranged appointment.
Note: Many countries have passport validity requirements. Before traveling we recommend you visit the Department of State website to ensure that your passport is valid for travel to all countries you will visit.