Japanese Passport Application/Renewal
Application Form (please use BLACK ink)
the age of 20 years may apply only for a 5 year passport.
age 0 must apply for their own passport.
One Family Registry (Koseki Tohon or Koseki Shohon), issued
within six months
However, if the current
passport is NOT expired and there are NO changes to the name
or domicile, the family registry will NOT be necessary.
One photo, taken within six months
- Size of face,
from head to chin should be between 3.2cm – 3.6 cm (1 1/4
– 1 3/8 inches)
-Should be facing
forward with plain background and no shadows -No hats, masks
may not be accepted -Best if taken at a photo studio as grainy
digital camera photos or blurred photos may not be accepted.
Current Passport (even if expired)
Card (for Permanent Residents) / Valid Foreign Passport or Birth
Certificate (for Dual Citizens)
Proof of Current Residence (Driver License, Checkbook, Mail
addressed to applicant)
Processing time is 5 working days. Pick-up must
be done by the applicant within six months of the application date.
Will be collected at the time of passport pick-up. Cash, money
order or cashiers check ONLY (exact amount please).
Credit cards and personal checks are not accepted.
(10 year passport)
$100.00 (5 year passport)
$55.00 (5 year passport for
children under 12 years)
You may designate someone to apply on your behalf.
On the front side of the application, please be sure to sign on
the dotted line and inside the box (this is the signature that will
appear on the passport). Also, on the back side, please write your
name in Japanese and fill out the bottom section. The designated
person will be asked to show a form of identification.
For those who are married
to a non-Japanese and wish to add their spouse’s name, another form
must be submitted. If this is the first time to add the name, a
Koseki Tohon or Shohon (showing the marriage has been reported),
issued within 6 months, will be required. Also, you must bring an
official document (green card, marriage certificate) to verify the
spelling of the name.
applicants who reside a long-distance from the greater LA area,
and within our jurisdiction, (such as the state of Arizona , San
Diego County , Santa Barbara County , etc.) passports will be ready
for pick-up between 3:30pm – 4:00pm , if you apply by 11:30am on
the same day. Please call our office to confirm whether your place
of residence is considered to be long-distance from our office.
you wish to request a passport application by mail, please send
a 9” x 12” self-addressed stamped envelope with $1.30 in postage
(application form may not be folded). Please enclose a memo with
your request for the number of copies and specify either a 5 or
10 year passport application.
If you need any further
information on any of the above, please contact the passport section