The British Embassy in North Korea maintains and develops relations between the UK and North Korea.

The British Embassy in North Korea is currently closed due to entry and exit restrictions put in place by the North Korean government in response to coronavirus (COVID-19).

Find out more about how we maintain and develop our relationship on the UK and North Korea news page.

You can access UK government services while in North Korea. If you need consular support, call (+44) (0)20 7008 1500.


If you’re travelling in North Korea, see our North Korea travel advice about coronavirus (COVID-19).

Get an emergency travel document

You can apply for an emergency travel document if you’re abroad and your passport has been lost or stolen, damaged or expired, and you can’t get a new or replacement passport in time to travel.

Apply online for an emergency travel document If the person needing the emergency travel document is under 16, a parent or guardian should apply on their behalf.

If you are travelling in more than 3 weeks, check if you can get a new or replacement passport in time to travel.

If you are not a British citizen or have not had a British passport before

If you’re not sure, check if you’re a British citizen

If you’re not a British citizen but think you may be eligible, contact us to apply for an emergency travel document.

Our people

  • Philip Kendall

    Deputy Head of Mission, British Embassy Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

Contact us

British Embassy Pyongyang (currently closed)

Munsu-Dong Compound,
Democratic People's Republic of Korea
North Korea

Contact form

Telephone (consular enquiries)
(+44) (0)20 7008 1500

The British Embassy in Pyongyang is currently closed, but can you can still contact us by using the contact form, email or telephone.

For consular enquiries, use the contact form.

For non-consular enquiries, email

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