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Passport Renewals




Even if you passport is expired, if you have a passport, the process is "Renewal" of a passport. The regular processing time is about 3 to 4 weeks.  


By mail (for adults age 16 and older)


Your passport may be renewed by mail 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.


  • Although passport application forms instruct you to send application to the National Passport Processing Center in Philadelphia, do not send your application package to the U.S.  Please mail your package 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., so do not include the fee in your money order.

Please put the following items 1-5 in an envelope and mail them to us:

  1. Current or expired passport
  2. 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.)
  3. Provide one passport photo (white background / 2"×2" in size)
  4. One self-addressed "Japan Post 510yen LetterPack PLUS envelope" (You can fold it in half to fit it in your package.)
    For persons using an APO/FPO address, one self-addressed envelope
  5. Postal money order ($110 for passport book - there is no expedite service)

See also: Passport Fees.

Where to send your package: Consular office in your district.

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 online and print out. Otherwise, completed form DS-11 online and print out.  
  • Present one valid proof of ID 
  • Provide one passport photo (white background / 2"×2" in size)
  • If your passport was issued more than 15 year ago, you need to bring another proof of citizenship in addition to your passport. If you are a dual citizen, your koseki tohon will suffice.    
  • Bring one self-addressed "Japan Post 510yen LetterPack PLUS envelope"
    For persons using an APO/FPO address, bring one self-addressed envelope

See also: Passport Fees

Children under 16

  • If either parent cannot be present, the appearing parent will need to provide either a notarized form DS-3053 Statement of Consent with a photocopy of the non-applying parent's ID presented to the notary, 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

    For renewing your Emergency passport, please see here.


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