Passport renewal in Japan will be made possible online on March 27 2023

The Japanese government has accepted the Amended Passport Law to make passport renewal online possible on March 27 2023. A Japanese passport holder will no longer visit an application window for passport renewal procedure.

The online procedure will be available for a passport with a valid term of  less than one year or a lost passport. Issue of a new passport is not acceptable. 

In addition, credit card payment will be accepted for online procedures in Japanese embassies or consulates in foreign countries.

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