The Seoul Field Office has jurisdiction over immigration benefits for Korea and Japan.
We are located in downtown Seoul, near City Hall, directly across from the Sejong Cultural Center, and adjacent to the Korea Telecom and Kyobo Life Insurance Buildings. Please use the public entrance access.
The office is open to the public Monday through Friday from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM and from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. The office is closed on Korean and American holidays.
For general inquiries in Korean or English,
(822) 397-4282 or (822) 397-4548
11-822-397-4282 or 11-822-397-4548
(from the United States)
For specific case inquiries
Appointments are necessary and have priority over walk-ins. Walk-ins appointments for I-130 petitions are allowed only for emergency reasons.
General Inquiries are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Email inquiries are preferred and USCIS Seoul can be contacted at CIS-Seoul.Inquiries@dhs.gov
By Bus - Take Numbers 83, 28, 136, 8, 6, 59, 23, 5, 38 that stop near the Embassy. Get off at the Kyobo Building Stop or the Korean Telecom Building Stop. (The bus schedule subject to change.)
By Subway - Take Line #5 and get off at the Kwanghamun Station.
Fees for applications and petitions are listed in the Forms section of the USCIS website. Payment may be made with Won or U.S. dollars, and postal money orders. Proper identification, a local address, or a telephone number may be requested for money orders. Certified checks are not accepted. The Embassy cashier will not accept personal checks.
Immigration forms are available under the Forms section of the USCIS website.
For in-depth information about visas, please check the Visa Services section of the U.S. Department of State website.
U.S. citizens that reside locally may file an Immediate Relative Immigrant Petition at the USCIS Seoul Field Office. However, they must first schedule an appointment to file the petition at 02-397-4548 or via email at CIS-Seoul.Inquiries@dhs.gov. We do not accept applications by mail.
There are three types of petitions that are commonly filed at this office
Please see the section "Information on Filing I-130 Petitions in Korea" near the bottom of the web page for additional information.
U.S. immigration offices overseas do not accept or adjudicate Naturalization applications. We are unable to receive or process naturalization applications from U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs) living overseas. See the Citizenship section of the USCIS website for Naturalization eligibility criteria and the proper filing procedures.
EXCEPTION: Certain Active Duty Military members, Spouses of Active Duty Military, and Children of Active Duty Military can be naturalized overseas. However, the applications should be filed with the Nebraska Service Center. Inquiries regarding military naturalization can be made to CIS-Seoul.Natz@dhs.gov.
The Seoul Field Office does not issue Humanitarian Parole. Individuals must apply for Humanitarian parole by submitting their applications to:
For US Postal Service (USPS) DeliveriesUSCIS Dallas Lockbox
For Express mail and courier deliveries:USCIS
Instructions on how to file an application for Humanitarian Parole are located on Form I-131.
The Seoul Field Office does not issue or extend Re-Entry Permits. Instructions on how to obtain or replace a Re-Entry Permit can be found in the How Do I Get A Travel Document section on the USCIS website.
Re-Entry Permits (Form I-131) must be filed while the applicant is physically present in the United States. Re-Entry Permits may not be filed overseas.
Transportation Letters are issued by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). For transportation letter inquiries, please e-mail CBP at CBP.Seoul.Inquiries@cbp.dhs.gov and phone number (02) 397-4973.