The Consulate General in Osaka provides services to U.S. Citizens living or traveling in the following 20 prefectures:
For a full list of services and information that the American Citizen Services section provides, please check here.
Although an appointment may not be necessary for U.S. citizens requiring emergency services during our normal business hours, please call us first to explain the nature of the emergency before you come to the Consulate.
Emergency ACS services include:
- Reporting the death or arrest of a U.S. citizen, reporting a U.S. citizen as missing, or reporting incidents involving the serious injury or illness of U.S. citizens
- Replacing lost, stolen, or expired passports for those with an urgent need to travel
- Assisting U.S. citizens requiring emergency financial assistance to return to the United States
- Assisting U.S. citizen victims of crime or disaster
Phone: 06-6315-5900 (From the U.S: 011-81-6-6315-5900)
ACS Office Hours:
Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. except U.S. and Japanese holidays.
After Hours Emergency Services:
For serious emergencies involving the health or safety of U.S. citizens after regular business hours, please call the Consulate at the number listed above and ask to be connected with the Osaka Consulate Duty Officer.
Death of a U.S. Citizen
Information regarding the disposition of remains in Consulate Osaka’s Consular District can be found here.
All non-emergency services are provided by appointment only.
The U.S. Consulate in Osaka has started to offer limited appointments online. To make an appointment, please go to our appointments page. Be sure to select “Osaka-Kobe” as the place for your appointment. Please print a copy of your appointment confirmation from the website and bring it with you to your appointment.
Each family member seeking a service related to passports or birth registration should make an individual appointment. At the time you receive your appointment confirmation page to print, you also will be offered the option to make a separate appointment for another individual.
Appointments are normally made available two weeks before the appointment date. Appointments may also become available if there are cancellations or other scheduling changes. Please check the appointment calendar frequently if your desired date is not available.
Please note: Individuals coming to the Consulate in Osaka for consular services are now required to bring and wear protective masks. You will not be allowed entry without a mask.
Due to strict social distancing guidance, we are unable to allow anyone into our waiting room other than the applicants who are required to be present at the time of your appointment. Please refrain from bringing your friends or spouse to the Consulate, if they do not need to be present for your application.
Address & Contact Information:
American Citizen Services
U.S. Consulate General Osaka-Kobe
2-11-5 Nishitenma, Kita-ku, Osaka 530-8543
Here are a map and directions to the U.S. Consulate General Osaka-Kobe.
Please bring your passport or a photo ID and your appointment confirmation when you visit the Consulate. Please keep in mind that a security check is required to enter the building. Liquids and electronics are not allowed. Large bags and luggage are not permitted. Coin lockers may be available at nearby train or subway stations. Please store your items before coming to the Consulate. Please click here for additional information.
Emergency and Crisis Preparedness:
- Safety & Security Messages and Travel Alerts for U.S. Citizens in Japan
- Emergency Preparedness for Americans in Japan
- Emergencies Abroad
- Country Specific Information for Japan
Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP):
STEP is a free service which allows U.S. citizens and nationals traveling and living abroad to enroll with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate. The Embassy strongly recommends that all U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in Japan enroll in STEP. Further information on STEP is available here.
Social Security-related Services:
Effective October 1, 2017, the Osaka Consulate no longer provides support services for the Social Security Administration (SSA) including accepting applications for new social security cards or replacement social security cards without prior approval of the SSA. If you reside in Japan and have questions regarding services provided by the Social Security Administration (SSA), you must contact the SSA Federal Benefits Unit (FBU) in Tokyo. For information on their services and how to contact them, please check this page or e-mail them at FBU.Tokyo@ssa.gov. For comprehensive information on SSA’s services abroad, please visit SSA’s webpage.
Other Resources for U.S. Citizens in Japan: