Local Administration Offices in Tokyo

Contact information for the national and local administrative centres of Tokyo. The place to go for residency papers, vehicle registration papers, driving licences and more...

The Tokyo Foreign Residents' Advisory Center is a government initiative, providing advice and information to foreigners in Tokyo on a variety of subjects. They can advise on daily life, Japanese culture, issues related to families and children, insurance and the Japanese social system. Services are provided free of charge and in English, either face to face or over the telephone.

Tokyo Metropolitan Government

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government is divided into 23 wards/municipal offices known as "-ku". There are also 26 cities, five towns and eight villages. However, some of the towns and villages are located in the Izu Islands and Ogasawara Islands, which are located several hundred miles away from Tokyo.

Each ward is given special government status on the same level as an independent city. The ward offices are responsible for many administrative documents such as vehicle registration documents, property registration documents and marriage certificates.

Tokyo Metropolitan Government websites are sometimes in English, and information can generally be obtained by telephoning the relevant department.

  • For a list of government departments and offices: Click here

Tokyo Ward Offices

Below are the contact details of the ward offices (-ku) in Tokyo. Most of these offices provide free consultation services in English for their foreign residents. These services may only be available to those residents who currently live or work within the municipality and they may require an appointment so it is advisable to telephone in advance.

Adachi 
At
: 1-17-1 Chuohoncho, Adachi-ku, Tokyo 120-8510
English consultation: Monday to Friday 09:30-12:00 and 13:00-15:30
Tel: 03 3880 5111
Tel: 03 3880 5177 (English consultation)
Website
Arakawa 
At
: 2-2-3 Arakawa, Arakawa-ku, Tokyo 116-8501
English consultation: First Thursday of each month, 13:00-16:00
Tel: 03 3802 3111
Tel: 03 3802 3798 (English consultation)
Website
Bunkyo
At
: 1-16-21 Kasuga, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 112-8555
English consultation: Tuesday and Friday 12:00-17:00
Tel: 03 3812 7111
Tel: 03 5803 1200 (English consultation)
Website
Chiyoda
At
: 1-2-1 Kudanminami, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-8688
Tel: 03 3264 2111
Website
Chuo
At
: 1-1-1 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-8404
English consultation: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 09:30-12:00 and 13:00-17:30
Tel: 03 3543 0211
Tel: 03 3546 5645 (English consultation)
Website
Edogawa
At
: 1-4-1 Chuo, Edogawa-ku, Tokyo 132-8501
English consultation: Monday 13:00-16:00
Tel: 03 3652 1151
Tel: 03 3653 5151
Website
Itabashi
At
: 2-66-1 Itabashi, Itabashi-ku, Tokyo 173-8501
Tel: 03 3964 1111
Website
Kita  
At
: 1-15-22 Ojihoncho, Kita-ku, Tokyo 114-8508
English consultation: Second and fourth Tuesday of each month 13:00-16:00, by appointment
Tel: 03 3908 1111
Tel: 03 3908 1111 (English consultation)
Website
Katsushika 
At
: 5-13-1 Tateishi, Katsushika-ku, Tokyo 124-8555
English consultation: Monday 12:30-16:30
Tel: 03 3695 1111
Tel: 03 3695 1111 / 03 3695 2143 (English consultation)
Website
Koto
At
: 4-11-28 Toyo, Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-8383
English consultation: Second and fourth Thursday of each month, 13:00-16:00
Tel: 03 3647 9111
Tel: 03 3647 2364
Website
Meguro 
At
: 2-19-15 Kamimeguro, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153-8573
English consultation: Monday to Friday 09:00-12:00 and 13:00-17:00
Tel: 03 3715 1111
Tel: 03 5722 9187 (English consultation)
Website
Minato
At
: 1-5-25 Shibakoen, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-8511
English consultation: Monday to Friday 09:00-12:00 and 13:00-17:00
Tel: 03 3578 2111
Tel: 03 2578 2111 / 03 2578 2046 (English consultation)
Website
Nakano
At
: 4-8-1 Nakano, Nakano-ku, Tokyo 164-8501
English consultation: Second and fourth Thursday of each month, 13:00-16:00
Tel: 03 3389 1111
Tel: 03 3389 1611 (English consultation)
Website
Nerima 
At
: 6-12-1 Toyotamakita, Nerima-ku, Tokyo 176-8501
English consultation: Monday to Friday 13:00-17:00
Tel: 03 3993 1111
Tel: 03 5984 4333 (English consultation)
Website
Ota 
At
: 5-13-14 Kamata, Ota-ku, Tokyo 144-8621
English consultation: Second Thursday of each month 13:00-16:00
Tel: 03 5744 1111
Tel: 03 5744 1139 (English consultation)
Website
Setagaya
At
: 4-21-27 Setagaya, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo 154-8504
English consultation: Monday to Friday 08:30-12:00 and 13:00-17:00
Tel: 03 5432 1111
Tel: 03 5432 2892 (English consultation)
Website
Shibuya 
At
: 1-1 Udagawa-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-8010
English consultation: Monday to Friday 09:00-17:00
Tel: 03 3463 1211
Tel: 03 3463 1211 / 03 3463 2457 (English consultation)
Website
Shinagawa 
At:
2-1-36 Hiromachi, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 140-8715
English consultation: Tuesday 09:00-17:00
Tel: 03 3777 1111
Tel: 03 5742 6842 (English consultation)
Website
Shinjuku  
At
: 1-4-1 Kabuki-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-8484
English consultation: Monday to Friday 09:30-12:00 and 13:00-16:30
Tel: 03 3209 1111
Tel: 03 5272 5060 (English consultation)
Website
Suginami 
At
: 1-15-1 Asagayaminami, Suginami-ku, Tokyo 166-8570
English consultation: Tuesday 10:00-12:00 and Thursday 13:00-16:00
Tel: 03 3312 2111
Tel: 03 3312 2111 (English consultation)
Website
Sumida 
At
: 1-23-20 Azumabashi, Sumida-ku, Tokyo 130-8640
English consultation: Wednesday 13:00-15:00
Tel: 03 5608 1111
Tel: 03 5608 1616 (English consultation)
Website
Taito
At
: 4-5-6 Higashi-Ueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-8615
English consultation: First and third Tuesday of each month, 10:00-12:00
Tel: 03 5246 1111
Tel: 03 5246 1025 (English consultation)
Website
Toshima 
At
: 1-18-1 Higashi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo 170-8422
English consultation: Monday and Wednesday 13:15-17:00
Tel: 03 3981 1111
Tel: 03 3981 4164 (English consultation)
Website
Chiba City Office  
At
: 1-1 Minato, Chuo-ku, Chiba prefecture 260-8722
English consultation: Monday to Friday, 09:00-12:00 and 13:00-16:00
Tel: 04 345 5018
Tel: 04 3297 2966 (English consultation)
email
Website
Narita City Office  
At
: 760 Hanazakicho, Narita City, Chiba prefecture 286-8585
English consultation: Second and fourth Thursday of each month, 13:00-16:00
Tel: 04 7622 1111
Tel: 04 7620 1507 (English consultation)
email
Website

Immigration Offices in Tokyo

  • Tokyo Regional Immigration Bureau - Main Office
    At
    : 5-5-30 Konan, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-8255
    Tel: 03 5796 7111
  • Tokyo Regional Immigration Bureau - Chiba Branch
    At: Chuo Community Center, 2-1 Chiba-minato, Chuo-ku, Chiba City, Chiba prefecture 260-0026
    Tel: 043 242 6597
    Open: Monday to Friday 09:00-12:00 and 13:00-16:00
  • Consultation Support Center for Foreign Residents
    At: Haijai 11F, 2-44-1 Kabuki-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0021
    Tel: 03 3202 5535

For questions related to the entry and stay of foreign nationals and other procedures, contact the English-language Immigration Information Service.

  • Tel: 03 5796 7112
    Open: Monday to Friday: 08:30-17:15 
    email

Driving Licence Offices and Testing Centres

Telephone assistance for questions related to driving licences is available in English:

  • Tel: 03 5463 6000 / 042 334 6000
    For contact details for all the Driver's Licence Test centres in Tokyo: Click here

Narita City and Chiba Prefecture: