Answer: We recommend that you renew your passport nine months before it expires. Many countries require six months’ validity on your passport before you travel, otherwise you might not be allowed on the plane. With the summer vacation season coming up, you don’t want any bad surprises at the airport. Check your passport expiration date now to make sure you don’t run into problems if you plan to travel this year. If you do need to renew your passport, this page has all the forms and information you need to apply for a new passport…you may not even need to come to the U.S. Embassy if you meet certain requirements. Once we receive your passport renewal application, it takes about two – three weeks to complete processing.
Frequently Asked Questions
The Embassy-designated courier companies now have phone numbers for assistance in English!
Ilyang : (02)3277-9472
Interested in serving the American community here in Korea?
The Embassy Warden program may be for you!
Protecting Americans overseas is vital part of our mission and is a duty we take very seriously. Our Embassy Wardens are essential to this mission by alerting Americans of emergency situations and by passing along information from the Embassy. Wardens also notify us about individual US citizens in trouble and about other issues that affect the American community here in Korea.
Please contact SeoulinfoACS@state.gov to learn more.
188 Sejong-daero, Jogno-gu
Seoul, Korea 03141