If the Passport is damaged beyond use, when applying for a passport, an additional letter of the applicant is required detailing the cause of damage.

If the damaged passport has a validity of more than 8 months, cancellation fee of MRF100 per year will be collected in addition to the Passport fee.

If it is determined that the Passport was damaged due to negligence of the holder, then depending on the cause and nature of the damage, the person would be fined by an amount between MRF5000 to MRF 25000.