Australian Embassy
Tokyo
Japan

Apply or Renew

When visiting the Embassy in Tokyo or Consulate-General in Osaka for consular, passport or notarial services you must have an appointment and wear a mask. Please arrive no earlier than 15 minutes prior to your appointment in Tokyo and 5 minutes prior to your appointment in Osaka. We ask that you avoid bringing anyone to your appointment who is not required to attend. Please do not attend an appointment if you are feeling unwell or have been in contact with someone who has been unwell. If you need to reschedule your appointment, this can be done online or contact us to reschedule it.

 

Incomplete applications may not be accepted and will cause delays.
Please complete the
Passport Application Checklist prior to submitting.
See Passport Fees and Payments here.

 

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Adult Passport Renewal Application

If you are renewing a passport that is still current (or an expired passport for eligible applicants), you are qualified to use a single page streamlined renewal form.

Required documents:

  • Single page streamlined renewal form (Print the form single sided using the "fit to page" setting to ensure no sections are missing)
  • 2 Australian Passport photos (Full name written on back of 1 photo, signature/endorsement not required)
  • Current Australian Passport (or expired passport for eligible applicants)
  • Photo ID with address (Japanese Residence Card / Driver’s Licence / My Number Card)
  • Passport Fees

                         Fees at the Australian Embassy Tokyo

                         Fees at the Australian Consulate-General Osaka

If you have checked all of the above, please click here to make an appointment at the Australian Embassy Tokyo or at the Australian Consulate-General in Osaka to lodge your application in person.

 

 

Adult Passport Application

If you are applying for a First Adult Passport, Replacement Passport, Replacement of Emergency Passport, Replacement of Lost or Stolen Passport, or Replacement of Seriously Damaged Passport, you must submit a full application including the following documents. Additional requirements apply for passport applications with name changes.

* Replacement Passports have the same expiry date as the passport being replaced. Adults with more than 2 years validity remaining on their current passport which has full visa pages are eligible to apply.

Required documents:

  • Application form (Can also be obtained by contacting your nearest Australian Mission) (Print the form single sided using the "fit to page" setting to ensure no sections are missing)
  • Guarantor (Australian citizen or foreign citizen currently employed in approved occupation)
  • 2 Australian Passport photos (Endorsed and signed by the Guarantor on the back of 1 photo)
  • Current or most recently expired Australian Passport (Including Child or Emergency Passport. Ignore if applying for first passport)
  • 2 IDs with photo and/or address (Japanese Residence Card / Driver’s Licence / My Number Card / Others)
  • Passport Fees    

                         Fees at the Australian Embassy Tokyo

                         Fees at the Australian Consulate-General Osaka

If born in Australia:

If born overseas (including in Japan):

  • Foreign Birth Certificate (In Japan: Koseki Tohon / Shusshotodoke Kisaijiko Shomeisho / Others) Original document only, copy not acceptable.
  • Professional English Translation (NAATI) of Foreign Birth Certificate. ONLY if the foreign birth certificate is not in English. Original document only, copy not acceptable.
  • Proof of Australian Citizenship (Australian Citizenship Certificate) Original document issued by Department of Home Affairs only, copy not acceptable.

If you have checked all of the above, please click here to make an appointment at the Australian Embassy Tokyo or at the Australian Consulate-General in Osaka to lodge your application in person.

 

 

Child Passport Application (Under 18 years old)
[Note: Child Passports cannot be renewed with a streamlined renewal form, a full regular application form is required]

Required documents:

  • Application form (Can also be obtained by contacting your nearest Australian Mission) (Print the form single sided using the "fit to page" setting to ensure no sections are missing)
  • Guarantor (Australian citizen or foreign citizen currently employed in approved occupation)
  • Complete parental consent page by both parents (or original court order for exemption) Signatures must be witnessed by eligible witnesses. Page 4 of application form.
  • 2 Australian Passport photos (Endorsed and signed by the Guarantor on the back of 1 photo)
  • Current or most recently expired Australian Passport (Including Child or Emergency Passport. Ignore if applying for first passport)
  • Parent’s Passport (Australian or Foreign) Original document only, copy not acceptable.
  • Parent’s photo ID with address (Japanese Residence Card / Driver’s Licence / My Number Card)
  • Passport Fees    

                         Fees at the Australian Embassy Tokyo

                         Fees at the Australian Consulate-General Osaka

If born in Australia:

If born overseas (including in Japan):

  • Foreign Birth Certificate (In Japan: Koseki Tohon / Shusshotodoke Kisaijiko Shomeisho / Others) Original document only, copy not acceptable.        
  • Professional English Translation (NAATI) of Foreign Birth Certificate. ONLY if the foreign birth certificate is not in English. Original document only, copy not acceptable.
  • Proof of Australian Citizenship (Australian Citizenship Certificate) Original document issued by Department of Home Affairs only, copy not acceptable.

If you have checked all of the above, please click here to make an appointment at the Australian Embassy Tokyo or at the Australian Consulate-General in Osaka to lodge your application in person.

Please note:

  • Child applications aged 15 or under must be lodged by a parent or person with parental responsibility for the child.
  • Child applications aged 16 or 17 must be lodged by the applicant together with a parent or person with parental responsibility for the child.

 

 

Converting your Limited Validity Passport (12 months) to a
Full Validity Passport (10 years for adults, 5 years for children)

If you applied for and were issued a 12-month Limited Validity Passport, your Limited Validity Passport may be exchanged for a free replacement passport valid for the remainder of the normal 10-year period for an adult passport, or five-year period for a child passport, once a face-to-face interview with all original supporting documents takes place. 

This was confirmed with you via a video call and a written letter as conditions to issue your Limited Validity Passport, you would have only been issued a Limited Validity Passport if you agreed to these conditions. This face-to-face interview with all original supporting documents submitted must take place before the expiry of the Limited Validity Passport. Please see the Passport Application Checklist for the required original supporting documents under the sections of Adult Passport Application (not renewal) or Child Passport (Under 18 years old).

 

 

IF YOU HAVE A DIRECT FLIGHT TO AUSTRALIA (NOT VIA A THIRD COUNTRY) 

Under exceptional circumstances, Australian citizens can enter Australia without a valid Australian passport (ie. holding an expired Australian passport).

If you don’t have a valid passport, and urgently need to travel before a passport (including an emergency passport) can be issued, please advise airline staff you are an Australian citizen and do not require a visa to enter Australia (even if you are a dual citizen).  The airline will contact the Australian Border Force to verify your citizenship. You must carry other identity documents with you. For more information click here.

It is important you get to the airport early in case of any delays. Departure from the country you are in is subject to the rules and decisions of authorities in that country. Please note that upon arrival in Australia you will be subject to a mandatory 14-day quarantine at a designated facility (for example, a hotel) at your port of arrival (some exceptions apply for fully vaccinated travellers). For more information click here.

If you are travelling to a different country and do not have a valid passport, or have enough time to apply for a passport (including an emergency passport) please lodge an application for a new Australian passport. 

 

 

If you have any questions, please email: [email protected]

Go to Passport Topics for more passport related information.

 

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