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 and its honorary consulate in Busan 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 how to Return to the UK during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. If you cannot return at this time, see how to stay safely in South Korea during coronavirus.

See also our coronavirus travel advice for all our latest guidance on travel during coronavirus.

If you’re in South Korea and you need advice which is not covered by reading 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.

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

Simon Smith

British Ambassador to the Republic of Korea

  • Nikesh Mehta

    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

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

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Consular information

Consular Section, British Embassy in Seoul
Sejong-daero 19-gil 24
Jung-gu Seoul
South Korea

Opening hours:
Monday to Friday: 09:30 to 12:00 and 14:00 to 16:30

* Fee-paying services
Mondays and Fridays: 09:30-12:00
Thursdays: 14:00-16:30
Tuesdays and Wednesdays: Closed
Please note: appointments required for all documentary and notarial services

For fee paying services including the acceptance of:

- notarial applications
- and for pre-booked appointments (marriage, notarial, citizenship ceremonies)

If you would like to report an Emergency involving a British National, please call (+82) (2) 3210 5500 at any time.

Use our contact form for consular enquiries:

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