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Due to inclement weather, the embassy is cancelling immigrant and nonimmigrant visa appointments for September 3.  If you have an appointment scheduled for September 3, please reschedule online at https://www.ustraveldocs.com/kr.

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As of July 15, the United States Embassy in Seoul has resumed certain nonimmigrant services, including: F, M, certain J categories (alien physician, government visitor, international visitor professor, research scholar, short-term research scholar, specialist, secondary school student and college/university student), C1/D, E, I, O, and P visas, and certain immigrant visas including IR1, IR2, CR1, and CR2.  The MRV fee is valid and may be used to schedule an interview appointment in the country where it was purchased within one year of the date of payment.  If you have an urgent matter and need to travel immediately, please follow the guidance provided at https://www.ustraveldocs.com/kr/kr-niv-expeditedappointment.asp  to request an emergency appointment.

 Applicants for H1B, H2B, L1, and certain J categories and their dependents covered by Presidential Proclamation 10052 should request an appointment only if you have reason to believe you may qualify for one of the exceptions listed in the Proclamation here

 Please note, you must wear a face mask when visiting the Embassy. If you are feeling ill or have reason to believe you have been exposed to COVID-19, please do not enter the Embassy building and reschedule your appointment.

 The Presidential Proclamations suspending the entry of foreign nationals who were physically present within 14 days in certain countries prior to their entry or attempted entry into the United States (Presidential Proclamations 9984, 9992, 9993, 9996, and 10041), and the Presidential Proclamations suspending the entry of certain immigrants and nonimmigrants who present a risk to the U.S. labor market following the coronavirus outbreak (Presidential Proclamations 10014 and 10052) remain in effect.  For details about these Presidential Proclamations click here.

Attention:  Nonimmigrant Visas Applicants should submit electronically the DS-160 online form before making an appointment.  Update your profile with the DS-160 barcode number by selecting “Update Profile” on this website.  When scheduling your appointment, use the same barcode from your current DS-160.  If you have made an appointment with an invalid or previously used barcode, you must update your profile at least 24 hours prior to your appointment date with the new/valid barcode.  Otherwise, you will not be allowed in for an interview and will need to make a new appointment using the new/valid DS-160 barcode.  Please bring printouts of your DS-160 confirmation and appointment confirmation to your interview.

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On January 31, 2020, a new Presidential Proclamation (“Presidential Proclamation 9983”) was issued which added to the ongoing travel restrictions of P.P. 9645 by expanding them to the nationals of six additional countries.  The restrictions only apply to immigrant visas and/or diversity visas, not nonimmigrant visas.  More information is available at this link.

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Welcome to the U.S. Visa Information Service for South Korea. On this website you can find information about U.S. immigrant and nonimmigrant visas and the requirements to apply for each. You can also learn how to pay the required visa application fee, and book an interview appointment at the U.S. Embassy in Seoul.

This is the official visa information website of the U.S. Mission in South Korea.