About Us

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak in the Seattle area, from March 26 the Consulate-General of Japan in Seattle will be offering its services by appointment only.
We are not accepting visa applications at this time except for emergency services for exceptional situations.
※For any questions, please contact us at 206-682-9107 (ext.120).




In order to ensure the safety of all visitors, the Consulate-General of Japan requires all visitors to pass through a security check. Any items or materials deemed hazardous, such as firearms, knives (including utility and Swiss Army knives), explosives, or any other weapons, are strictly prohibited. In the case of possession of such items, visitors will be required to leave. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.


AREA SERVED: Washington,
Northern Idaho (Idaho county & 9 northernmost counties),
ADDRESS: 701 Pike Street, Suite 1000
Seattle, WA 98101
PHONE: (206) 682-9107
FAX: (206) 624-9097
Email: info@se.mofa.go.jp (Main)
consul@se.mofa.go.jp (Visa, passport, certificates, etc.)
culture@se.mofa.go.jp (Cultural affairs)
jet@se.mofa.go.jp (JET program)
education@se.mofa.go.jp (Japanese government Scholarships)
customs@se.mofa.go.jp (Customs, quarantine)


We are located on the 10th floor of One Convention Place Building.
If you are traveling on I-5 Southbound, take Exit 165B onto Union St., and turn right onto 7th Ave. The building will be on your right.
If you are traveling on I-5 Northbound, take Exit 165 onto Seneca St., turn right onto 6th Ave. and go straight for 3 blocks. Take a right onto Pike St., and right again onto 7th Ave. The building will be on your left.
If you are traveling on I-90 Westbound, take Exit 2C to merge onto I-5 Northbound. Take the exit for Convention Place / Madison St., and turn left onto Madison St. Turn right onto 6th Ave, and go straight for 5 blocks. Take a right onto Pike St, and right again onto 7th Ave. The Building will be on your left.



OFFICE HOURS: Monday to Friday

     TEMPORARY WINDOW HOURS: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM 
     9:00 AM – 11:30 AM, 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM

HOLIDAYS OBSERVED IN 2021 (Closed on Saturdays & Sundays)

January  1 Friday New Year’s Day
January  18 Monday Martin Luther King Jr. Day
February 15 Monday President's Day
February 23 Tuesday Emperor's Birthday
April 29 Thursday Showa Day
May 3 Monday Constitution Memorial Day
May 31 Monday Memorial Day
July 5 Monday Independence Day
July 23 Friday Sports Day
August 9 Monday Mountain Day (Observed)
September 6 Monday Labor Day
November 11 Thursday Veteran's Day
November 25 Thursday Thanksgiving Day
November 26 Friday Native American Heritage Day 
December 24 Friday Christmas Eve
December 29 Wednesday Year End Holiday
December 30 Thursday Year End Holiday
December 31 Friday Year End Holiday