Filipino workers in Japan need to know where to get certain services related to immigration offered by our very own embassy in the country.
Of note, there are only two Philippine Consulate General (PCG) offices in Japan: one in Tokyo and the other in Osaka. These two offices offer consular services concerning passport, residency, requests for documents, as well as assistance to nationals. However, when it comes to passport application and renewals, it’s important to know where your city or district is designated so you can follow the corresponding guidelines offered by the PCG.
[Guide] Renewing Your Philippine Passport in Osaka, Japan
In this post, we will share how you can renew your Philippine passport in Osaka, Japan. The areas under the consular jurisdiction of Osaka are: Aichi, Ehime, Fukuoka, Fukui, Gifu, Hiroshima, Hyogo, Ishikawa, Kagawa, Kagoshima, Kochi, Kumamoto, Kyoto, Mie, Miyazaki, Oita, Okayama, Osaka, Nagasaki, Nara, Saga, Shiga, Shimane, Tottori, Tokushima, Toyama, Wakayama, and Yamaguchi.
Before we go through the steps and requirements needed for a passport renewal, the Philippine Embassy advises Filipino nationals to renew their passports at least eight months before its expiration date.
- A duly filled out e-Passport application form
- Old passport
- Photocopy of passport photo/biodata page. (Bring two photocopies of the passport data page for those who intend to register as an overseas voter.)
- Self-addressed envelope (120 x 235 mm / Nagagata-3) with ¥930-worth of postage stamps)
Note: Be sure to have all photocopies on A4-size paper prior to your visit at the Consulate.
Step 1: Visit the Philippine Embassy in Osaka.
- Proceed to the Passport Processing Window and submit the above listed requirements for assessment and verification.
Step 2: Pay the Philippine Passport Renewal Fee.
- Proceed to the cashier and pay JPY 7,800 for the passport fee. Remember to secure and to keep the receipt to be issued to you.
Step 3: Have your photo, digital signature, and fingerprints registered into the system.
- Go to the passport encoding section and have the personnel capture your photo as well as your biometrics into the system.
Step 4: Wait for your new Philippine Passport to be delivered to you by mail.
- This process usually takes about six to eight weeks in the PCG in Osaka.
- Once your passport arrives from Manila, the Embassy or Consulate will send it to you by post using the self-addressed return envelope you provided.
- As soon as your new passport is ready for release, you’ll receive a postcard or hagaki if your old passport is extended or is not cancelled yet.
- You may send your old passport to the Embassy, and they will return the old cancelled passport along with the new one. Alternatively, you may also personally visit the Philippine Embassy in Osaka to present your old passport for cancellation and to claim your new passport.
Note: If you still haven’t received your passport from the Embassy after two months since your request, you may send them an email to follow up on your passport renewal status.
Below are the Location and Contact Information Details of the Philippine Embassy in Osaka:
- Address: Twin 21 MID Tower 24/F 2-1-61 Shiromi, Chuo-ku, Osaka 540-6124
- Contact information:
Tel. No: 06-6910-7881
- Office hours: Mondays to Fridays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (no noon break)
- Google Map Location:
Disclaimer: The information provided in this post is for information-sharing purposes only. Should you have any specific inquiries or concerns regarding your passport and other Embassy-related services, you may reach the Consulate through the above information or through their official website and social media channels.