Emergency Passport Services

An emergency passport issued by the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo is limited to one year or less, and does not have an embedded electronic chip.

CAUTION: Some countries may not accept an emergency passport and you could be refused entry by immigration officials or denied boarding by airline personnel. We strongly recommend that you research the entry and exit requirements of your destination before you travel. Country specific information can be found on the Department of State website.

Submitting the Application

The Embassy/Consulates can issue emergency passports under very specific and limited circumstances. Emergency passports are normally limited in validity and cannot be extended.  Furthermore, you must appear at the Embassy or Consulate in person, during business hours, to apply. In most cases, emergency passports can be issued on the same day. If you believe you have a qualifying circumstance, please book an appointment from this page.

Required Documents

The documents and fee necessary to apply for an emergency passport are the same as those for a regular passport. Please click here to return to the requirements for all passport types.


For customers who are applying for an emergency passport at the Embassy in Tokyo, please note that:

  • The Embassy in Tokyo does NOT store laptops or large luggage. Visitors carrying unauthorized objects will not be granted entry. Please see the full list of Prohibited Items.
  • Pictures may be taken at the Embassy photo booth for 1,000 yen (cash/yen only). The Embassy is unable to make change.

Renewing Emergency Passports

For renewing your Emergency passport, please click here.