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  • Embassy Contact Information
    Embassy of the United States Seoul
    32 Sejongno, Jongno-gu
    Seoul 110-710
    Republic of Korea

    U.S. Mailing Address:
    U.S. Embassy Seoul
    Unit #15550
    APO AP 96205-5550

    The United States - embassy presents a variety of useful information for you, whether you are United States - citizen staying in Korea or you are Korean intending to visit the United States, a quick tour through the services can give you an idea about how the embassy can serve you.

    For the Korean citizens intending to visit the United States or permanently stay there, they can make use of the consulate services in issuing their visas needed for the visit

    The non immigrant visa is applied if you do not intend to stay in the United States permanently and you meet the requirements needed for issuing the visa. The fees for this type of visa is 131 $ non refundable There are many categories for this kind of visa as athletes/artists, tourism, study, employment, crew member, exchange visitors, media, student etc.

    Documents vary according to the category you fall under. Waiting time for visa issuance can be tracked through the embassy.

    Immigrant visa varies according to your case:
    Immediate relative if you are: The spouse or minor unmarried child of a United States citizen or the parent of a United States citizen who is over the age of twenty-one.
    Fiancé (e) visa if you are intending to marry an American citizen and reside in the United States you have to apply for this visa which allows you to enter the states for 90 -180 days to complete the marriage then you apply to the (USCIS) to extend your stay in the United States and after 2 years apply once more to remove the conditional stay.

    employment visa if you are: Priority Worker who have extra ordinary abilities , Member of a Profession holding advanced degree and exceptional abilities , skilled worker holding baccalaureate degree in a profession that have shortage in the United States. Investor who intend to invest about 500,000 – 1,000,000$ and employ at least 10 unrelated employees then is your choice.

    Diversity lottery visa, general requirements: minimum of twelve years education including FOUR years of high school which must be the equivalent of a U.S. High School diploma. The specific regulation changes every year due to United States security For American citizen

    The embassy provides information needed about United States & travel warnings and public announcements. Also the embassy provides phone numbers that you can use for emergencies concerning deaths of American citizen, stolen green cards and lost passports.

    Issuing and reissuing of United States passports regulation and the fees needed are provided by the embassy for performing these services. Registering births & deaths of American citizens in Indonesia are some of the services done by the embassy for us citizens residing in Korea.

    Embassy Holiday List 2008





    January 1 (Mon) January 1 (Tue) New Year's Holiday American/Local
    January 15 (Mon) January 21 (Mon) Martin Luther King, Jr's Birthday American
    February 17 (Sat)

    Feb. 6, 7 & 8 (Wed, Thu & Fri) Seol-Nal (Lunar New Year Day) Local
    February 19 (Mon) February 18 (Mon) President's Day American
    March 1 (Thu)   Sam Il Jul
    (Independence Movement Day)
      May 5 (Mon) Orininal (Children's Day) Local
    May 24 (Thu) May 12 (Mon) Sukka Tansin Il Local
    May 28 (Mon) May 26 (Mon) Memorial Day American
        National Voting Day Local
    June 6 (Wed) June 6 (Fri) Hyun Choong Il (Memorial Day) Local
    July 4 (Wed) July 4 (Fri) Independence Day American
    August 15 (Wed) August 15 (Fri) Kwang Bok Jul (Independence Day) Local
    September 3 (Mon) September 1 (Mon) Labor Day American
    September 24, 25, 26 (Mon, Tue, Wed) Sept. 15 & 16 (Mon & Tue) Chusok (Korean Thanksgiving Days) Local
    October 3 (Wed) October 3 (Fri) Kae Chun Jul (National Foundation Day) Local
    October 8 (Mon) October 13 (Mon) Columbus Day American
    November 12 (Mon) November 11 (Tue) Veterans Day American
    November 22 (Thu) November 27 (Thu) Thanksgiving Day American
    December 25 (Tue) December 25 (Thu) Christmas Day American/Local

    American Embassy information is a non commercial United States Embassy information guide that intended to help the travelers to United States, looking for American embassy, holidays, United States Visa Fees, and other required details to get the Visa to United States.
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