The British Consulate-General in Osaka represents the UK government in Western Japan.
We no longer provide consular services. British Nationals can access consular services in Tokyo.
If you’re in Osaka and you need urgent help (for example, you’ve been attacked, arrested or someone has died), call (+81) (3) 5211-1100. If you’re in the UK and worried about a British national in Japan, call 020 7008 1500.
Get an emergency travel document
If the person needing the emergency travel document is under 16, a parent or guardian should apply on their behalf.
If you are due to travel in the next 24 hours, contact us as soon as possible.
If you are travelling in more than 3 weeks, check if you can get a new or replacement passport in time to travel.
If you are not a British citizen or have not had a British passport before
If you’re not sure, check if you’re a British citizen
If you’re not a British citizen but think you may be eligible, contact us to apply for an emergency travel document.
Once you have contacted us, you will be advised to make an appointment to apply for an emergency travel document at the British Embassy in Tokyo.
Other consular services
Notarial and documentary services
We may be able to offer notarial services, including Administering an oath, affirmation or affidavit, Making a certified copy of a document. See the full list of notarial and documentary services we provide.
We charge fees for some of our services. See the full list of consular fees in Japan.
British Consulate General Osaka
〒541 - 0059
Osaka3-5-1 Bakuro-machi, Chuo-ku
Telephone (+81) (6) 6120 5600
Fax (+81) (6) 6281 1731
Assistance for British Nationals:
All consular services are provided through the British Embassy in Tokyo. British nationals requiring consular assistance in Japan should call (+81) (3) 5211-1100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to report an emergency involving a British national, please call 03 5211 1100 at any time.