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Office Location, Hours & Holidays, and Directions



350 South Grand Avenue, Suite 1700
Los Angeles, CA 90071 
TEL: (213) 617-6700

Area Map

Our office is located in the downtown area of Los Angeles on the 17th floor of Two California Plaza, which is bordered by Grand Avenue, Olive Street, Kosciuszko Street and 4th Street.


Office Hours

Holiday Schedule 2018, 2019

We are open Monday to Friday except on holidays (see table at right).

If you are coming to visit us, please note the Building Security and parking information below.

Consular Windows (Visa, Passport, Certificate), Consular Telephone Inquiries & Japan Information & Culture Center (JICC) Library:
9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Please call in advance of your visit to ensure you have all the necessary forms or items. We are also available for general inquiries during the hours posted below. Our telephone number is (213) 617-6700.

General Inquiry:
9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
----- 2018 -----
Christmas Eve December 24 (Mon)
Christmas Day December 25 (Tue)
Year End Holiday December 31 (Mon)
----- 2019 -----
New Year's Day January 1 (Tue)
New Year's Holiday January 2 (Wed)
New Year's Holiday January 3 (Thu)
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day January 21 (Mon)
Presidents' Day February 18 (Mon)
Vernal Equinox Day March 21 (Thu)
in observance of Cesar Chavez Day April 1 (Mon)
Good Friday April 19 (Fri)
Memorial Day May 27 (Mon)
Independence Day July 4 (Thu)
Labor Day September 2 (Mon)
Indigenous Peoples' Day/Columbus Day October 14 (Mon)
Day of the Enthronement Ceremony October 22 (Tue)
Veterans Day November 11 (Mon)
Day before Thanksgiving November 27 (Wed)
Thanksgiving Day November 28 (Thu)
Day after Thanksgiving November 29 (Fri)
Christmas Eve December 24 (Tue)
Christmas Day December 25 (Wed)
Year End Holiday December 30 (Mon)
Year End Holiday December 31 (Tue)

Visiting our Office

Mandatory Building Security Procedures

The Two California Plaza Visitor Management System requires that all visitors, upon arrival, show a valid photo-ID (passport, driver license, etc.) at the security desk in the first floor lobby to get a name tag. You will then be escorted by the building security to the elevator, where access to our suite (the 17th floor) will be given.

Please, therefore, be sure to bring your photo-ID and allow yourself a few extra minutes for registration at the security desk upon arrival.

If you have any questions regarding this matter, please call the Consular Division (Passport or Visa Section) at (213) 617-6700.


Access by Public Transportation: We are located by the Pershing Square stop on the Red and Purple Metro Lines, and many bus lines stop directly in front of California Plaza. Please see Metro for subway and bus information. Travel to Union Station in Los Angeles is also possible by Metrolink and Amtrak. Union Station and other downtown locations can be conveniently reached by the LADOT Dash system.

Two California Plaza has underground parking lots. There are entrances on Olive Street and Lower Grand Avenue. The parking rate is $4.25/10 minutes, with a $40.50 daily maximum. Valet parking service is available. Unfortunately, we cannot validate your ticket!

From the parking garage, take the parking elevator to level "P" and proceed up one level to the lobby security desk.

As an alternative, there are reasonably-priced public parking lots on Olive Street, and Hill Street, as well as metered spaces on Upper Grand Avenue, Olive Street and 4th Street.

For your convenience, you may refer to the map of nearby parking lots below (prices current as of March 2013;
information is for your convenience; we do not guarantee accuracy.).

Name Distance on foot Incremental Price Daily Maximum (subject to change)
1. Park Fifth 4-5 min $3.00/15 min $14.00
2. Athena Parking 3-4 min $3.00/15 min $13.00
3. Joe’s Parking 3-4 min $3.00/15 min $12.00 ($5.00 after 3pm)
4. Grand Central Square 4-5 min $1.50/15 min Free for 1 hr when spending over $10.00 at Grand Central Market
5. Joe’s Auto Parking 3-4 min $3.00/15 min $9.00
6. Prestige Parking 5-6 min   $8.00 ($5.00 after 12pm)
7. Wells Fargo Center 5-6 min $2.75/15 min $10.00
8. Automate Parking 3-4 min $3.00/20 min $10.00 ($6.00 after 12pm)
9. Joe’s Parking 7-8 min $3.00/15 min $12.00 ($7.00 after 11am)
10. Joe’s Auto Parking 5-6 min $4.00/15 min $18.00 ($8.00 after 12pm)

Downtown LA parking map

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