No, this is not a crime – at least, I do not believe that it is a crime.
Having one’s passport washed apparently happens to more people than one would think.
Follow the travails after the travels of those who have had the misfortune of having their passports washed in the My mom washed my passport thread.
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However, you must hurry and read the A Free U.S. Passport for You! thread before March 24, 2007 to find out how.