First-Time Passport Applications (Age 16 and up)

Online Appointments Are Necessary.

The Embassy in Tokyo does NOT store laptops or large luggage. Please see the full list of Prohibited Items.

To apply for a social security card, please DO NOT make an appointment here. Please contact the Federal Benefits Unit at

• Tokyo  • Sapporo  • Osaka/Kobe  • Fukuoka  • Naha

  • The regular processing time is about 3 to 4 weeks.
  • If your ID does not match your name that is on your proof of citizenship document, please bring  proof of your name change. Documents must be original. (ex. Marriage Certificate, Court Order)
  • Original documents will be returned to you after review of your application.

Adults (age 16 and older)
All applicants must apply in person.

  • Proof of U.S. citizenship (original + 1 photocopy)
  • Valid ID (original + 1 photocopy)
  • One passport photo 
    White background /2″×2″ in size / no eye glasses / no uniforms
  • Form DS-11 
    Complete online and print out single-sided. (How to complete the online application form)
    Please 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 “Japan Post LetterPack envelope” (self-addressed)
    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
    *NOTE:  Effective October 1, 2019, the LetterPack envelope fee will be increased by 10 yen. For full details of this change, click HERE.
  • Passport Fee