The British Embassy in Japan maintains and develops relations between the UK and Japan.

Our work covers a range of issues including international cooperation in support of our values and working to reduce conflict; building Britain’s prosperity through increased trade and investment in open markets; and supporting British nationals who visit and live in Japan through modern and efficient consular services.

Find out more on our UK and Japan news page. We provide services to British nationals living in and visiting Japan. You can access UK government services while in Japan.

Urgent assistance

If you’re in Japan and you need urgent help (for example, you’ve been attacked, arrested or someone has died), call +81 (0) 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

You can apply for an emergency travel document if you’re abroad and your passport has been lost or stolen, damaged or expired, and you can’t get a new or replacement passport in time to travel.

Apply online for 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 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 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.

Consular fees

We charge fees for some of our services. See the full list of consular fees in Japan.

Our people

His Excellency Paul Madden CMG

His Excellency Paul Madden CMG

British Ambassador to Japan

  • Dr David Ellis

    Minister and Deputy Head of Mission, British Embassy Tokyo

Contact us

British Embassy Tokyo

No 1 Ichiban-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

Opening hours:
The British Embassy is open Monday to Friday 9:30am to 4:30pm.

Consular public hours for notarial and documentary services - by appointment only:
Tuesday 9:30am to 12.30pm and 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Wednesday: 9:30am to 12.30pm

If you would like to report an emergency involving a British national, please call 03-5211-1100 at any time.

Use our contact form for consular enquiries:
For enquiries that are not about consular issues, email:

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Department for International Trade Japan

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British Consulate-General Osaka

541 - 0059
3-5-1 Bakuro-machi, Chuo-ku, Osaka

Opening hours:
The British Consulate General is open Monday to Friday, 9:30am to 5:00pm and closed for weekends.

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.
If you would like to report an Emergency involving a British National, please call 03 5211 1100 at any time.

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