Australian Embassy


We provide passport services to Australians in Japan from our Passport Offices located in Tokyo and Osaka.

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Current passport delivery times

The Australian Passport Office (APO) is currently experiencing strong demand for passports. We are noticing a processing time of approximately 8 weeks. Priority processing service is not available in Japan. Please let us know if you have an upcoming flight or an urgent need for a new passport, so we can discuss your options.

  • Plan your travel accordingly and lodge your application early to ensure you get your passport in good time.
  • To minimise processing time, make sure your application includes everything we need. Incorrectly completed applications will cause delays.
  • Passport photos taken in photobooths are rejected so please use a photo shop. The photo background must be white/grey. Retouched photos and glasses are not permitted. Photos with digitally altered backgrounds will be rejected.

Passport services are by appointment only

Please note that for in-person passport services, you should approach the office that covers the area that you live in. Please click on the links (Tokyo and Osaka) to see which office covers your prefecture.

Due to restrictions around responding to COVID-19, there may a delay (of several days to several weeks) in being able to schedule appointments in either Tokyo or Osaka Posts. We appreciate your patience during this time.

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.

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