We maintain and develop relations between the UK and North Korea. The British Embassy in Pyongyang provides services to British nationals living in and visiting North Korea.

Our work concentrates on two main foreign policy areas: counter-proliferation and human rights. We support small-scale projects aimed at improving the lives of the most vulnerable in DPRK society. We also encourage people-to-people links through educational and cultural exchanges, and offer consular and visa services.

Our flagship project is the British Council English Language Teacher Training Programme. This is a long-running project co-funded with the British Council, which aims to promote and improve English language teaching and training in the DPRK. It has been running for over ten years and currently has four Pyongyang-based trainers. They work in the DPRK’s top universities, building their English language teaching capacity and exposing them to British materials and teaching methodology. The programme is providing positive results, and is expanding to cover new educational establishments and provide regional workshops.

You can access UK government services while in North Korea.

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.

Contact us as soon as possible if you need an emergency travel document.

Our people

Alastair Morgan

Alastair Morgan

British Ambassador to Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

  • Kim Gould MBE

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

Contact us

British Embassy Pyongyang

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

North Korea

Opening hours:
Monday to Thursday - 9.00am to 6.00pm (local time);
Friday - 9.00am to 1.00pm (local time)

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