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 experiencing strong demand for passports. You should allow a minimum of 6 weeks to get a new passport or renew your old one. Priority processing service is not available in Japan. Please note incomplete applications will cause delays.
Please let us know if you have an upcoming flight, an urgent need for a new passport or you are travelling in the next 6 weeks 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/edited photos and glasses are not permitted. Photos with digitally altered backgrounds will be rejected.
Passport services are by appointment*
*Adult Passport Renewals can be lodged via postal mail.
*Child Passport Renewals for eligible applicants* can be lodged via postal mail.
(*Children who have previously held an Australian passport and are aged up to and including 15 years old)
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.
Australian Embassy, Tokyo
Australian Consulate-General, Osaka