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Passport Renewals (age 16 and up)


The U.S. Embassy in Tokyo and consulates in Japan have resumed routine American Citizen Services with limited appointment availability. Please click "Read More" for detailed information.


  • Processing time is about 6 to 8 weeks.
  • You can renew your passport even after it expires. If you have an expired passport, please see “By mail with online fee payment” below.
  • Do NOT send your application to the National Passport Processing Center in the U.S. This will significantly delay your processing.

Passport Renewals (age 16 and up)

ANNOUNCEMENT:  Online fee payments for adult U.S. passport renewal applications are now available in Japan. Paying online allows you to mail in your application from any Japanese prefecture without having to appear in person at the Embassy or a consulate. Qualifying adult passport renewal applicants can make their online payment of $130 via U.S. or international credit or debit card, electronic funds transfer from a U.S.-based bank account, Amazon Pay, or PayPal.  Please see our Passport Renewal “By Mail with Online Fee Payment” to determine if you are eligible for online fee payment. Please also see our FAQ page for more information on this process.

Please note that the online fee payment option is limited to U.S. citizens residing in Japan. U.S. citizens who reside outside of Japan are not eligible for the online fee payment option at this time. Online fee payment is currently available for passport book renewals only. If you wish to renew or apply for a passport card, you must make an appointment to apply in person at the Embassy or Consulate nearest you.

If you are eligible to renew your passport by mail, we strongly recommend you utilize this option to avoid unnecessary travel to the Embassy or consulates.

For renewing your Emergency passport, please see here.