At the Phitsanulok passport office, people began waiting in line for the opening hour since 5 am on Tuesday morning. As the queue numbers had been given out before the opening hour, around 100 people who also came early had to go back home empty-handed.
Meanwhile, people in Chiangrai opted to reserve queue numbers in advance before visiting the Chiang Rai passport office to apply for their passports or have them renewed. The office has a capacity to process only 100 passports per day, and the queues have already been fully booked until February 20.
In Phuket, people started arriving at the passport office since 1 am. Since the office was able to process only 130 passports per day, visitors were told to reserve their slots one day in advance.