The U.S. Mission in the Republic of Korea is comprised of the Embassy in Seoul and Consulate in Busan. The mission of the United States Embassy is to advance the interests of the United States, and to serve and protect U.S. citizens in the Republic of Korea.
The U.S. Embassy in Seoul is located in Gwanghwamun, in between the KT Building and the National Museum of Korean Contemporary History.
Location & Information:
U.S. Embassy in Seoul
188 Sejong-daero, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Korea
Phone: +82 (0)2 397-4114.
Please direct all inquiries through our consular portal here.
American Citizen Services is closed to the public on Wednesdays afternoons and both U.S. and Korean Holidays.
International Mailing Address:
Consular Section/American Citizen Services (ACS)
188 Sejong-daero, Jongno-gu,
Seoul, Korea 03141
If you need information on your U.S. visa, please contact a customer service representative. You will need to provide the customer service representative with your passport information and case number. Full information on how to contact a customer service representative can be found on the Contact Us page here.
Telephone: English and Korean-speaking customer service agents are ready to assist you between 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. The call center is closed for U.S. and Korean holidays. Please check the call center schedule on the Contact Us page when dialing from the United States.
Additional Information Resources:
(Please note that we can only respond to inquiries submitted directly by applicants or by those authorized to access applicant information as indicated on a completed Form G-28 (Notice of Entry of Appearance as Attorney or Representative). Individuals submitting inquiries on behalf of an applicant should attach a scanned copy of the original, signed G-28 in their correspondence. Thank you.)
Street Address: 188 Sejong-daero, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03141, Korea
The U.S. Embassy is located near Gwanghwamun Station, subway line 5 (purple), exit 2. From exit 2 of Gwanghwamun Station, walk straight less than 100 meters and you will see the U.S. Embassy on the right side. The U.S. Embassy is across the street from the Sejong Cultural Center and next to the Ministry of Information and Communication/KT Building. (Click here for MAP)
Multiple bus lines stop at both the Sejong Cultural Center directly across the street from the U.S. Embassy, and at the KT Building next to the U.S. Embassy. Please use the side entrance of the Embassy for visa interviews.
Please be aware that we DO NOT have a parking lot available for the public. Public parking facilities in the neighborhood surrounding the U.S. Embassy are very limited. We strongly recommend traveling to and from the U.S. Embassy by public transportation.
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