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Passport office at Chaeng Wattana to re-open

The Foreign Ministry's Consular Affairs Department will resume full services next week, including the issuance of passports.

The department had suspended its operations after anti-government protesters began staging mass rallies in Bangkok and a group of demonstrators occupied an area near the department on Chaeng Wattana Road late last year.

The department decided to shut its doors so as to protect its online database for passports in case the protest turned violent. During the protests, the issuance of passports was transferred to the department's branches around Bangkok and other provinces.

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