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How do I replace an expired child's passport in Okinawa, Japan?

by Chaiyaporn
(Armonk, NY 10504)

Question: How do I replace a child's expired passport in Okinawa, Japan? My nephew is a US national living in Japan with an expired passport.

Answer: Your nephew can obtain a new passport at the U.S. Consulate in Okinawa. The American Citizen Services section of the Okinawa consulate is open from Monday through Thursday, 8-11:30 a.m. and 1-3 p.m.

If it is an emergency, then he can just walk in. The following are considered emergencies by the ACS.

* Reporting the death, arrest of, or a missing American citizen, and accidents and illnesses involving American citizens

* Replacement of lost, stolen, or expired passports for those with an urgent need to travel

* Americans requiring emergency financial assistance to return to the United States

* American victims of criminal incidents

If there is no emergency, then your nephew needs to schedule an appointment before visiting the consulate.

Handwritten applications are no longer accepted at the consulate in Okinawa. Your nephew should complete the passport application form online and then print it off. In order to do this, he should use the Passport Application Wizard.

In order to get a passport for a child, both parents must appear with the minor. If both parents cannot appear, then one parent must appear and submit notarized consent from the non-applying parent or provide evidence of sole legal custody. If no parent can appear with the minor, then he should appear with an adult who can submit notarized consent form from the parents to obtain the passport.

U.S. Consulate in Okinawa Contact Information:

Phone: 098-876-4211
Fax: 098-876-4243

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