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, quarentine)


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 2020 (Closed on Saturdays & Sundays)

January  1 Wednesday New Year’s Day
January  2 Thursday New Year’s Holiday
January  3 Friday New Year’s Holiday
January 20 Monday Martin Luther King Jr. Day
February 17 Monday Presidents' Day
March 20 Friday Vernal Equinox Day
May 4 Monday Greenery Day
May 25 Monday Memorial Day
July 3 Friday Independence Day
July 24 Friday Closed
August 10 Monday Mountain Day
September 7 Monday Labor Day
October 12 Monday Columbus Day
November 11 Wednesday Veterans Day 
November 26 Thursday Thanksgiving Day
November 27 Friday Native American Heritage Day
December 24 Thursday Christmas Eve
December 25 Friday Christmas Day
December 29 Tuesday Year End Holiday
December 30 Wednesday Year End Holiday
December 31 Thursday Year End Holiday