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 travelling in Japan, see our Japan travel advice about coronavirus (COVID-19).

If you’re in Japan and you need advice which is not covered by reading our travel advice then you can contact us online

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 / +44 1908 51 6666.

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.

Other consular services

Notarial and documentary services

We may be able to offer notarial services, including administering an oath or affidavit and 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

Julia Longbottom

British Ambassador to Japan

Contact us

British Embassy Tokyo

No 1 Ichiban-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

+81 (3) 5211-1100 / +44 1908 51 6666

Opening hours:
The British Embassy remains open Monday to Friday 9:30am to 4:30pm. However, most of our staff are now working remotely at this time.

From 16 June, we will be resuming a phased return of our notarial & documentary services. Please check the online booking calendar for availability. We hope to resume a full service in the near future

If you wish to speak to us about an appointment, please contact the Embassy on +81 (0)3 5211 1100 or by web contact form:

For enquiries that are not about consular issues, email:

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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

Email - investment

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British Consulate-General Osaka

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

Contact form

(+81) (6) 6120 5600

(+81) (6) 6281 1731

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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