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 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
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.
We charge fees for some of our services. See the full list of consular fees in Japan.
British Embassy Tokyo
No 1 Ichiban-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
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: www.gov.uk/contact-consulate-tokyo.
For enquiries that are not about consular issues, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Department for International Trade Japan
British Consulate-General Osaka
3-5-1 Bakuro-machi, Chuo-ku, Osaka
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.