If you or your spouse is a United States citizen, you should get a Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA) for your baby. The CRBA is an official record of U.S. citizenship issued to a person under age 18 who was born abroad to U.S. citizen parent(s) and acquired citizenship at birth. This document is used in the United States like a certified copy of a birth certificate, and it is acceptable evidence of citizenship for obtaining a passport and entering school. The Embassy strongly encourages all U.S. citizens with children born in Korea to apply for a CRBA as soon as possible after the birth of the child. For more information see: https://kr.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/birth/
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