This article will tell you how to get to the US Embassy in Seoul, South Korea. Often times while living in South Korea you will need to get yourself to the US Embassy in Seoul. The US Embassy offers many services including adding pages to your passport, applying for a replacement passport, report of birth, notary services and marriage services. I went to the US embassy in Seoul, South Korea to obtain additional pages for my passport. This particular service was a free same day service and the US embassy in Seoul, South Korea managed to do this while I waited in less than 1.5 hours. Additionally, I might add there was no line for obtaining the extra passport pages.
How do you get to the US Embassy in Seoul, South Korea? You can get to there easily by subway or bus using Seoul’s incredibly efficient public transit system. Of course you can take a taxi too. The US embassy in Seoul, South Korea is located in the neighborhood of Jongno-gu.
How do you get to the US Embassy in Seoul, South Korea by subway? In order to get to the US embassy in Seoul, South Korea by subway you will want to take: the Purple Line (Line 5) Gwanghwamun Station, Exit 2; the Red Line (Line 1), Jonggak Station; or the Orange Line (Line 6) Kyungbokgung Station, Exit 6.
How do you get to the US Embassy in Seoul, South Korea by bus? In order to get to embassy by bus you can take the following buses and get of at the Sejong Cultural Center. The Sejong Cultural Center is a very famous building in Seoul and with minimal Korean language skills you should be able to communicate this to your bus driver. If you are feeling apprehensive find a Korean friend to write the name of this building in Korean to show your bus driver so he can let you know where to get off.
I could not find an English website on line to provide bus numbers to tell me how to get to the US embassy in Seoul, South Korea so I have provided them for you. Green bus numbers: 09, 11, 0212, 1020, 1711, 7016, 7018, 7022 or 8000. Blue bus numbers: 103, 150, 223, 260, 270, 273, 300, 370, 401, 402, 406, 408, 470, 471, 606, 607, 704, 710 or 720. Orange / red bus numbers: 1005-1, 1500, 9602, 9708 or 9710.
What landmarks can I look for when I go to the US Embassy in Seoul? The embassy is directly across the street from the Sejong Cultural Center (see picture 1) and next to the KT building (see picture 2). Just look for the American flag (see picture 3) at the front of the building and navigate yourself there to the front gate.
How do I get into the US Embassy in Seoul, South Korea? First and foremost bring an official form of picture ID. The US embassy in Seoul, South Korea is quite a fortress and is guarded by Korean police tanks, armed guards and a wall that is topped with barbed wire. You need to enter US embassy in Seoul, South Korea through a single door (see picture 4). You must walk through a metal detector and your bags will be x-rayed. Additionally, all cell phones, cameras and MP3 players will need to be left at the entrance and they will be placed into a locker for which you will be given a key.
Inside the Citizens Services area there is a drink machine but no snack machine. Business hours for American Citizen Services are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9-11:30am & 1:30- 3:30pm. Wednesday 9-11:30am. The US Embassy in Seoul, South Korea is closed on both American and Korean holidays. To have your Citizens Services questions answered before you go you can send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please use the links I have provided to take you to the US Embassy in Seoul, South Korea Citizen Services area of their official website for any additional information you may need.