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MRTA & Department of Consular Affairs Unveiled Bangkok’s Newest Passport Office at Khlong Toei MRT Station

Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand (MRTA), Bangkok Expressway and Metro Public Company Limited (BEM), Bangkok Metro Networks Limited (BMN) and Department of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, together introduced Bangkok’s newest passport office at Khlong Toei MRT Station. This marked the first time for the department to open a new passport office inside MRT System. With aim to offer people in both epicenter of Bangkok as well as people in outer part of the city more convenient channel to apply for passport service, the new passport office at Khlong Toei MRT Station is officially opened and begun its service from December 9, 2016.

Mr.Suwat Jirapan, Deputy Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said “There are more and more Thai people traveling abroad nowadays. A large number of people combined with problems from Bangkok traffic as well as inadequate parking space which urged us to improve our service at each passport office. Introducing passport appointment queue online at www.passport.in.th helped a lot in terms of waiting period but even that, there are still a lot of people at each office that we think a new one in a more convenient place would help. That led to our collaboration with MRTA today to unveil a new passport office at Khlong Toei MRT Station, giving people even more convenient channel to receive passport service from the department.”

General Dr.Yodyuth Boonyathikarn, Chairman of the Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand (MRTA), said “It is with our pleasure to collaborate with Department of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in order to open a new passport office here at Khlong Toei MRT Station. For MRTA, we have a mission to serve Thai public in terms of raising quality of life with our mass rapid transit system, taking them to their destination with convenience and safety. And to achieve this mission for today, it marks yet another great partnership between government agency and private companies that results in answering the needs of general public. Khlong Toei MRT station is located in the epicenter of Bangkok, as a result, to open a new passport office here at this station, we believe more people can get better access to passport service in even more convenient way.”

The new passport service at Khlong Toei MRT Station sets to officially open and begin its service from December 9, 2016 (from Monday to Friday, 08.30-15.30 hours). The office opens for Thais to apply for new passport with service fee of 1,000 baht each. Passport will be posted via EMS postal service only.

For more information about passport service and to register for passport appointment queue online, please log on to www.passport.in.th.