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Passport Renewals

Please note that the payment by credit cards is temporarily unavailable at the Embassy/Consulate cashiers. Please prepare cash if you need to pay any fees.  We apologize for any inconvenience that this may have caused you, and we appreciate your understanding.

By mail (for adults age 16 and older)

Your passport may be renewed by mail only if:

  • You are currently in Japan and have a mailing address in Japan
  • Your most recent full validity passport was issued within the last 15 years and when you were age 16 or over
  • The passport you are submitting is not damaged

If all of these requirements are met, you may mail your application package to the Consular office in your district.

Naha Applicants:  Please note that except for residents of the outer islands, our Consulate in Naha does not accept passport applications by mail.

Please send:

  • Current or expired passport
  • Signed and completed form DS-82 (Fees and instructions provided on this form are for domestic use. See below link for application fees in Japan.)
  • Provide one passport photo
  • One self-addressed LetterPack PLUS envelope (Please check the link for important information regarding postal fee change)
    For persons using an APO/FPO address, bring one self-addressed envelope
  • Postal money order

See also: Passport Fees.

Adults (age 16 and older) application in person

  • Submit current or expired passport
  • If the most recent passport was issued within the last 15 years and when you were age 16 or over, completed form DS-82. Otherwise, completed form DS-11
  • Present one valid proof of ID
  • Provide one passport photo
  • Bring one self-addressed LetterPack PLUS envelope (Please check the link for important information regarding postal fee change)
    For persons using an APO/FPO address, bring one self-addressed envelope

See also: Passport Fees
               (Payment by Credit card is temporarily unavailable.)

Children under 16

  • All applicants (children) must appear in person accompanied by both parents.
  • Submit current or expired passport
  • Present proof of parent-child relationship
  • Present parents' valid IDs
  • Provide one passport photo
  • Complete form DS-11
  • Bring one self-addressed LetterPack PLUS envelope (Please check the link for important information regarding postal fee change)
    For persons using an APO/FPO address, bring one self-addressed envelope
  • If either parent cannot be present, the appearing parent will need to provide either a photocopy of the non-applying parent’s ID and a notarized form DS-3053 Statement of Consent, or form DS-5525 Statement of Exigent/Special Family Circumstances, or primary evidence of sole authority to apply for the child, depending on your circumstances.
    Please see Parental Consent for Minors for more information.

    See also: Passport Fees
                   (Payment by Credit card is temporarily unavailable.)

    NOTICE :

    • Although passport application forms instruct applicants to send applications to the National Passport Processing Center in Philadelphia, PA, please do not send passport application packages to the U.S.  Instead, please mail passport application packages to the Consular office in your district.
    • Please note that Expedited Services and Overnight Delivery are not available to applicants residing outside of the U.S.  If you need a passport for emergency or imminent travel, please contact the Consular office in your district

    For renewing your Emergency passport, please see here.