Australian Embassy
Tokyo
Japan

Passports

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

Please note: From 1 June 2020, the Australian Embassy Tokyo will accept credit card payments only (Visa/Mastercard/Amex Credit and Debit Cards only) for all notarial services and Australian passport applications.

For in person notarial services and Australia passport applications at the Australian Consulate-General in Osaka, cash will continue to be the only accepted form of payment.

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  • Under our Client Service Charter, we aim to issue passports within three weeks
  • Priority processing service is not available in Japan
  • Please read all instructions carefully as incorrectly completed applications will cause delays
  • Plan your travel accordingly and lodge your application early to ensure you get your passport in good time
  • 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

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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