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Key Points

  • Japan introduced a new online option for completing the renewal process for passports


As of March 27, 2023, the government of Japan will permit eligible individuals to submit passport renewals online through the government-operated Mynaportal and My Number Card service. Individuals will qualify for online renewal if one of the following circumstances is met:

  • The current passport validity is less than one year, OR
  • If three or more pages are blank within the visa section of the current passport.

For additional information on required documents for passport renewals and application steps, check here.

What are the Changes?

The government of Japan will allow eligible individuals to complete online passport renewals. Previously, the passport renewal process required applicants to appear in person before the passport could be renewed.

Looking Ahead

Continue to check the government of Japan’s website for the latest updates and information.

Written by: Jessie Butchley, Global Immigration Writer, Envoy Global
Source: Cabinet Office Minister’s Secretariat Government Public Relations Office, Government of Japan

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