British Ambassador to Japan
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.
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
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 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.
Minister and Deputy Head of Mission, British Embassy Tokyo
British Embassy Tokyo
No 1 Ichiban-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Telephone (+81) (3) 5211-1100
Fax (+81) (3) 5275-3164
Fax - Consular assistance for British nationals +(81) (3) 5275 0346
Email - consular enquiries firstname.lastname@example.org
Email - general enquiries email@example.com
The British Embassy is open Monday to Friday 9:30am to 4:30pm.
The Consular section is open:
Tuesday: 9:30am - 12:00pm, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Friday: 9:30am - 1:00pm
Closed on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
(Please note: appointments required for all documentary and notarial services)
If you would like to report an emergency involving a British national, please call 03-5211-1100 at any time.
Department for International Trade Japan
Tokyo - trade services Telephone: 03-5211-1100 Fax : 03-3265-5580
Tokyo - investment services Telephone: 03-5211-1100 Fax: 03-5211-1313
Osaka office Telephone: 06-6120-5600 Fax: 06-6281-1731
Email - trade firstname.lastname@example.org
Email - investment email@example.com
British Consulate-General Osaka
〒541 - 0059
3-5-1 Bakuro-machi, Chuo-ku, Osaka
Telephone (+81) (6) 6120 5600
Fax (+81) (6) 6281 1731
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 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.