About Us

Republic of Korea


Service locations

The Department's office in Seoul manages visa and citizenship services for clients in the Republic of Korea.  

More information about visa and lodgement is available.

Australian Embassy

Seoul

Seoul
Street address
19th Floor, Kyobo Building
1 Jongno-1-Ga, Jongno-Gu
Seoul, 03154
Republic of Korea
Postal address
KPO Box 562
Seoul, 03187
Republic of Korea
Counter hours

By appointment only.
Appointments can be made by phone (during telephone service hours) or email.

Telephone

82 2 2003 0111
9.30 am to 11 am, Monday to Friday

Electronic contact
Email address: seoul-visa@dfat.gov.au
Website
http://www.southkorea.embassy.gov.au
Additional information

​Payment i​nformation​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Credit card is the preferred payment option.

Cash

Cash is not accepted.

Credit Card​

Payments using credit card will be processed in Australian dollars (AUD). We accept MasterCard, Visa, AMEX, Diners and JCB. When paying by a credit card you may incur a credit card surcharge, banking and currency conversion fees and you will need to accept the risk associated with any currency fluctuations.​​​​​

Prior to lodging your application, you may need to notify your bank of an upcoming foreign credit card transaction. Failure to do so may result in your transaction being declined. Without payment your application is invalid.

Credit card transactions processed in Australian dollars (AUD) are processed in Australia.​​​​​ A credit card surcharge may apply to transactions made using your credit card.

For credit card payments use the Payment Details Form - 1440​.​​​​​

​Citizenship

Applications for Citizenship by Descent can be lodged at this office.​​​​

Applications for Australian citizenship general eligibility and other situations, such as applications to resume or renounce (give up) Australian citizenship, are not processed at the Australian Embassy. Please visit the Department of Home Affairs website for more information on the process.

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Panel physician

Busan

Haeundae Paik Hospital
Summary
Medical and Radiology examinations
Street address

1435, Jwa-dong
Haeundae-gu
Busan 612-862

Telephone

+82 51 797 0369
+82 51 797 0370

Fax

+82 51 797 0589

Additional information

Seoul

Gangnam Severance Hospital
Summary
Medical and Radiology examinations
Street address

Eonjuro 712 Dogok-dong Gangnam
Seoul 135720

Telephone

+82 2 2019 1209

Fax

+82 2 2019 4833

Additional information

Sahmyook Medical Center
Summary
Medical and Radiology examinations​
Street address

82, Mangu-ro, Dongdaemun-gu
Seoul, Korea
130 711

Telephone

+82 2 2249 3511

Fax

+82 2 2244 0575

Additional information

Severance Hospital
Summary
Medical and Radiology examinations
Street address

International Health Care Center
Yonsei University Medical Center
250 Seongsanno
Seodaemun-gu
Seoul 120 752

Telephone

+82 2 2228 5808
+82 2 2228 5809
+82 2 2228 5815

Fax

+82 2 362 6835

Additional information

Police check

Korea, Republic Of (South Korea)

Korea, Republic Of (South Korea)
Additional information

Relevant documents: 'Criminal (Investigation) Records Check Reply'.
Residents (Korean citizens and non-citizens): Apply at your nearest police station.
Non-residents (Korean citizens and non-citizens residing outside of Korea): Apply for a 'Background Check (Criminal Records) Certificate' at the nearest Korean embassy or consulate.
Provide: Application form, passport, one passport size photograph, alien registration card for foreigners residing in South Korean.
Note: The application form is available from a police station, Korean overseas mission or the Korean National Police Agency's website (Korean only).