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emergency contact
If you are an American citizen with an emergency, please call us at +82-(0)2-397-4114. If you have access to DSN, please call 721-4114.

For non-emergency issues Please see our General Contact Page.


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As an American citizen visiting, working, studying, or residing in Korea, you are advised to enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP), so that we know you are in Korea and how to contact you in case of an emergency.



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The Embassy will email you travel warnings, travel alerts, and messages for U.S. citizens on safety and security issues in South Korea (this service is also known as the "warden system"), as well as our monthly newsletter. Just type your email address into the box below and click "Subscribe" (or "Unsubscribe" if you wish to remove your email address from our list). Our list of subscriber email addresses is managed by Databack Systems LLC, a company based in the United State. Databack does not sell, rent, or otherwise share your email address. The U.S. Government cannot guarantee the privacy of any email address provided to the contracted email list manager.

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The Embassy will send a text message to your cell phone notifying you whenever a travel warning, travel alert, or messages for U.S. citizens regarding safety and security matters in South Korea has been posted on our website (and distributed by email using our warden system -- see the box above to sign up for the email). To subscribe to this free service, just type your cell phone number in the box below and click "Subscribe" (or "Unsubscribe" if you wish to remove your cell phone number from our list).

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The American Embassy is closed on both U.S. and Korean holidays.

Updated January 2, 2014