A majority of U.S. citizens serving sentences in Korean prisons are doing so for possession of illegal drugs. The Embassy cannot get involved in Korean police investigations, court prosecutions, or provide legal assistance. People caught by the Korean police for illegal drug possession will be prosecuted to the full extent of Korean law and serve lengthy terms in Korean prison.
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