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Renewing Emergency Passports

If your emergency passport was issued less than one year ago from the time you submit this application

If your emergency passport was issued less than one year ago from the time you submit this application, you may apply by mail for your full-validity passport (for both adults and minors age 16 and under). The personal appearance of the minor and the two-parent consent are not required.  Processing time is about 3 to 4 weeks.

Please send the following items to the Consular office in your district.

  • Emergency passport
  • A completed form DS-5504
    Complete online, print out single-sided, and sign. If applying for children under 16, a parent should sign the application form on behalf of the child. (How to complete the online application form)
    *NOTE: You must provide a Social Security number, if you have been issued one. If you do not have a Social Security number, please click here.
  • One passport photo
    ONLY WHITE backgrounds will be accepted (blue backgrounds will be rejected) / 2″×2″ in size / NO eyeglasses / NO uniforms
  • One self-addressed “Japan Post LetterPack envelope”
    Please fold it in half if necessary.
    LetterPack LIGHT: 370 yen, traceable, signature not required
    LetterPack PLUS : 520 yen, traceable, signature required
    For persons using an APO/FPO address, bring one self-addressed envelope that will be mailed via Military Postal Service (MPS). Please note that MPS envelopes are not trackable.  The Embassy cannot mail MPS envelopes using tracking numbers or by registered/certified mail.
  • No fee is charged for this service.

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

If your emergency passport was issued more than one year ago

If your emergency passport was issued more than one year ago, please follow the procedures for passport renewal (Age 16 and up / Children under 16).