South Korea - USCIS Seoul Field Office
USCIS Closes the Seoul Field Office
USCIS permanently closed its field office in Seoul, South Korea, on Sept. 30, 2019. The office began redirecting Forms I-130, Petition for Alien Relative, to the USCIS Lockbox on Aug. 16, 2019. The U.S. embassy in Seoul will assume responsibility for certain limited services previously provided by USCIS to individuals residing in South Korea (see table below).
Beginning after Aug. 16, 2019, individuals who were previously assisted by the USCIS Seoul Field Office (which includes individuals residing in Korea and Japan) must follow the instructions listed in the table below:
General information about the U.S. Embassy Seoul is available on the embassy website. You may also contact the embassy by calling 82-2-397-4114 or by mailing:
U.S. Embassy Seoul
188 Sejong-daero, Jongno-gu
If you are a U.S. citizen, the Department of State may accept a petition from you if you are filing for your immediate relative (spouse, unmarried child under the age of 21, or parent (if you are 21 years of age or older) at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate in certain limited circumstances, as described in USCIS Policy Manual, Volume 6, Part B, Chapter 3. Please contact the U.S. Embassy or Consulate having jurisdiction over the area where you live for further information.Active-Duty Military: If you are an active-duty U.S. citizen service member stationed permanently at a military base overseas, you may file this petition directly with the Department of State at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate without needing to establish exceptional circumstances.
Form I-360, Petition for Amerasian, Widow(er), or Special Immigrant (for Widow(er) petitions only)
If you reside outside of the United States, you may be able to file at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate having jurisdiction over the area where you live. Please contact them for more information.
Please see the Form I-360, Petition for Amerasian, Widow(er), or Special Immigrant webpage for the most current filing instructions.
|Beginning Nov 1, 2019, if you are a lawful permanent resident (LPR) who has lost your LPR card and/or reentry permit and you need travel documentation to return to the U.S., you can file your Form I-131A with any U.S. embassy consular section.
You must file your petition with the USCIS Nebraska or Texas Service Centers, depending on where the petitioner lives in the United States.For beneficiary interviews/processing, contact the U.S. embassy consular section in the country where the beneficiary resides.
If you are a member of the U.S. military stationed overseas, please see the Form N-400, Application for Naturalization, page or call (877-247-4645 ), TTY (800) 877-8339 for the most current filing instructions. For qualified children of active-duty service members stationed abroad, the proper form to file is the N-600K, Application for Citizenship and Issuance of Certificate Under Section 322.
For qualified children of active-duty service members stationed abroad, the proper form to file is the N-600K, Application for Citizenship and Issuance of Certificate Under Section 322.
You must file your Form I-600A application by mail with USCIS lockbox facility in Dallas. The USCIS National Benefits Center will process the application. You may find additional information on the Form I-600A webpage.
You may file your Form I-600 petition:
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