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.
- 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.
Australian Embassy, Tokyo
Australian Consulate-General, Osaka