BANGKOK, 29 May 2014 – The Consular Affairs Department made known that the passport services office on Chaeng Wattana Road is set to officially reopen on June 2, after months of occupation by the anti-government protesters.
The department said the office will process around 8,000 passports per day and is capable of processing up to 20,000, if necessary.
Currently, those who have applied for a new passport can receive it by post 7 days after the appointment with the office. The office noted that due to curfew restrictions, each application will be processed within 4 working days, instead of 3, after June 2.
Passport applicants can still book a queue online and 1,400 applicants can schedule appointments per day.
The department was forced to shut down during anti-government protests late last year. The move had resulted in a massive backlog of passport applications as temporary passport offices cannot process as many applications per day.