Today I went to the the Japanese consulate general in my city and applied for a visitor visa. The application process was like, we would get a number and wait for our numbers to be called and then we can come to a designated window to proceed with our application.
I wanted to chat with the person sitting next to me, like asking what the number he or she got.
Can I simply say "what number are you?" in this situation?
Also, if you understand and have experienced the application process I just described. Can you please help me rephrase so that I can better describe the situation?