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Emergency assistance is available on a 24 hour basis.

Consular Office (DC, MD, VA residents only)

In order to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Consular Section has modified several operations and services. We are anticipating longer than usual wait times at the consular office and phone/email inquiries, therefore, please also consider to contact Japan Visa Information Hotline (24/7 available).

  • OPEN: Monday-Friday (See Embassy Holidays Below)
  • HOURS: 9:15am-12:30pm,1:30pm-4:30pm
  • PHONE: 202-238-6800
  • PHONE HOURS: 9:00am-12:30pm, 1:30pm-5:00pm
  • FAX: 202-328-2184


  • IMPORTANT: The Embassy of Japan requests that all visa applicants please call the Consular Office (TEL: 202-238-6800) before visiting to apply for a visa. *Please call again later if a staff member is unable to respond to your call the first time.
  • For inquiries about entry Visa of Japan or other consular services, please contact the Embassy/Consulate of Japan which has jurisdiction over your residential address. At the Embassy of Japan in Washington, D.C., we ONLY accept visa applications from DC, MD, and VA residents. (List of Embassy/Consulates in the U.S.).
  • Visa application drop-off: morning only/Visa pick-up: afternoon only

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2022 Embassy Holidays

JANUARY 3(Mon)New Year’s Holiday (J)
17(Mon)Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.
FEBRUARY 21(Mon)Washington’s Birthday
23(Wed)The Emperor’s Birthday (J)
MARCH 21(Mon)Vernal Equinox Day (J)
APRIL 15(Fri)Good Friday
MAY 30(Mon)Memorial Day
JUNE 20(Mon)Juneteenth Day Observed
JULY 4(Mon)Independence Day
SEPTEMBER 5(Mon)Labor Day
23(Fri)Autumnal Equinox Day (J)
OCTOBER 10(Mon)Columbus Day / Sports Day (J)
NOVEMBER 11(Fri)Veterans Day
24(Thu)Thanksgiving Day
25(Fri)Day After Thanksgiving
DECEMBER 26(Mon)Christmas Day Observed
29(Thu)Year-end Holiday (J)
30(Fri)Year-end Holiday (J)

Temporary Closure

In case of adverse weather conditions, Embassy of Japan follows the guideline of U.S. Federal Government. When the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) announces Level 5 “Federal agencies in the Washington,D.C.,area are CLOSED”, Embassy of Japan along with VISA section will be closed accordingly.

For the most updated operating status and schedules in DC area, please visit: http://www.opm.gov/status/

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