Keeping with the theme of earlier blog entry, it’s important to have your U.S. passport reflect the actual name you use legally. There are many reasons why a U.S. citizen may need to change his or her name on their U.S. passport. They may get married, they may have legally changed their name for some reason, or, as in case of many U.S. citizens in Korea, they may want to reconcile their “American” name on their U.S. birth certificate and their “Korean” name that is on Korean legal and school documents. The good news is that you can apply for a new passport with proper documentation! Please refer to our website: https://kr.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/passports/name-changespassport-cards/for more information.
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