The British Embassy in South Korea maintains and develops relations between the UK and the Republic of Korea.

Find out more on our UK and South Korea news page.

The British Embassy in Seoul provide services to British nationals living in and visiting South Korea. You can access UK government services while in South Korea.

Urgent assistance

If you’re travelling in South Korea, see our South Korea travel advice.

If you’re in South Korea and you need advice which is not covered in our travel advice then you can contact us online.

If you’re in South Korea and you need urgent help (for example, you’ve been attacked, arrested or someone has died), call +82 (0)2 3210 5500. If you’re in the UK and worried about a British person in South Korea, call 020 7008 5000 (24/7, 365 days a year).

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.

Other consular services

Notarial and documentary services

We may be able to offer notarial services, including administering an oath or affidavit and making a certified copy of a document. See the full list of notarial and documentary services we provide.

Consular fees

We charge fees for some of our services. See the full list of consular fees in South Korea.

Our people

British Ambassador to South Korea
Colin Crooks LVO
  • Deputy head of mission, British Embassy Seoul

Contact us

British Embassy Seoul

British Embassy Seoul
Sejong-daero 19-gil 24
Seoul Jung-gu
South Korea

+82 (0)2 3210 5500 / +44 20 7008 5000

+82 (0)2 725 1738

Use our contact form for consular enquiries:
For enquiries that are not about consular issues, email

Office hours (Local time):
* Monday-Thursday: 09:00-12:30 / 13:30-17:15
* Friday: 09:00-12:30 / 13:30-17:00

Access and opening times

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