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

Disabled access

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office and this embassy are keen to ensure that their buildings and services are fully accessible to disabled members of the public. Wherever possible, we have made our buildings and services accessible. Where this is not possible due to security or other restrictions, we will endeavour to provide a service or access to a building in an alternative way to ensure equality of access for disabled people. To assist disabled visitors, we have set out below details of disabled access at this embassy.

General physical access

Our Security Guards will give every assistance to wheelchair users and those with limited physical mobility. Those with limited physical mobility may be unable to access the embassy compound via the security office. On such occasions, the guards will arrange for a staff member from the embassy to accompany the visitor.

The main entrance to the embassy is unsuitable for those with limited physical mobility. However, the rear entrance allows easy access for wheelchair users and others with limited physical mobility. Once in the embassy building, visitors, accompanied by a staff member, can use the lift to access all floors and the disabled toilet in the sub-ground area near Aston Hall. All our offices have level flooring with either carpet or other smooth surfaces. Lighting, during office hours, is good in all areas.

Parking facilities and full transfer space for wheelchairs are available with prior notice.

Access for visually-impaired or deaf/hard of hearing visitors

Guide dogs and Hearing dogs are welcome to accompany visitors to the embassy.

Contact us

If you need to visit us or use our services and feel that they may be inaccessible to you, please contact Jae Whang, Head of Corporate Services, Tel: 02-3210-5500, who will find an alternative way of providing access for you.

2020 Public holidays

  • Wednesday 1 January: New Year’s Day

  • Friday 24, Monday 27 January: Lunar New Year

  • Friday 10 April: Good Friday

  • Monday 13 April: Easter Monday

  • Thursday 30 April: Buddha’s Birthday

  • Tuesday 5 May: Children’s day

  • Wednesday 30 September - Friday 2 October: Chuseok

  • Friday 9 October: Hangeul Day

  • Friday 25, Monday 28 December: Christmas

Privacy notice

If you visit the British Embassy Seoul see our privacy notice for visitors which explains how we will process your data for security and public health management reasons.