When I was in Malaysia, my passport (France) was slightly damaged due to heavy rain which means that my picture on the passport is a bit damaged due to water (my face is still entirely visible).
When I tried to apply for a 6 month multi entry visa to China, the agency told me that my visa application would most likely be rejected due to that minor defect. Also one of my friends told me I might not be able to enter the U.S because of that.
I have been travelling extensively throughout Asia and no country has ever refused me entry because of this. As I am living in Hong Kong I wonder if it's really worth it to apply for a new passport or keep this one, and if I renew it is it still ok for HK immigration as all my visas and stamps are on my current passport.
Thanks in advance for your insight