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Welcome to the website of the Federal Foreign Office

The embassy can be reached in emergencies outside of working hours

In emergencies, you can reach the embassy outside of opening hours by phone - also by SMS - via the on-call service:

German employee: + 82- (0) 10-5240-7124
Korean representative: + 82- (0) 10-3774-7124
(Mon - Fri until midnight, Sat, Sun and public holidays from 8 a.m. - midnight)


In principle, money can be withdrawn from ATMs with credit cards or from large banks whose ATMs have the Maestro symbol, also with an EC card (Global ATM).

In an emergency, family members or friends from Germany can send you money within a few hours via Western Union or MoneyGram. In Korea, the Industrial Bank of Korea (IBK) and Kookmin Bank offer the Western Union method. The nearest IBK Bank branch is on Itaewon Main Street opposite the Hamilton Hotel. Further information on the Western Union procedure can be found on the Western Union homepage.

* Emergency blocking number for credit cards: Tel.:+49–116 116 or + 49–30–40 50 40 50

Emergency medical assistance

* Emergency number (English): 1339

English-speaking doctors from all disciplines are available in the international departments of the following clinics:

Soon Chun Hyang University Hospital International Clinic
- Homepage
- Address: 59, Daesagwan-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 04401
- Phone: 02-709-9158 / 02-709-9058

Seoul St. Mary's Hospital International Health Care Center
- Homepage
- Address: 222, Banpo-daero, Seocho-gu, Seoul 06591
- Phone: 02-2258-5745 ~ 6
- Fax: 02-2258-5752
- Email: [email protected]

Yonsei University Medical Center Severance Hospital International Health Care Center
- Homepage
- Address: 50, Yonsei-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul 03722
- Phone: 02-2228-5800 / 02-2228-1009 (Appointment Center)
* Emergency doctor (24 hours): 010-9948-0983
- Fax: 02-362-6835
- Email: [email protected]

Samsung Medical Center International Health Services
- Homepage
- Address: 81, Irwon-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul 06351
- Phone: 02-3410-0200 / 02-3410-0226

Asan Medical Center International Clinic
- Homepage
- Address: 88, Olympic-ro 43-gil, Songpa-gu, Seoul 05505
- Phone: 02-3010-5001
- Email: [email protected]

Seoul Global Center

Free professional consultation

Seoul Global Center is putting forth the effort to protect the right of foreign residents while running professional consultation service composed of lawyers, labor lawyers, and real estate agents. All consultation is at your service for free.

- Content and Time

  • Legal Counseling: Lawsuit, civil / criminal case, domestic case, etc (Mon-Fri, 2:00 PM-5:00PM)
  • Labor Counseling: Industrial accident, overdue wages, severance pay, unfair dismissal, etc. (Monday-Friday, 2:00 PM-5:00PM)
  • Real Estate Counseling: Real estate transaction, rent / lease, real estate disputes, etc (Tuesday / Friday, 2:00 PM-5:00PM)
  • Tax Counseling: 4 major social insurance, year-end tax settlement and tax returns, general income tax etc. (Monday, 2:00 PM-5:00PM)
  • Psychological Counseling: Depression, anxiety, personal relations etc. (up to 5 sessions)

- Method: phone call, visiting, email

* Consultation is basically provided in Korean and translation service is available into English, Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, Thai, Mongolian, Filipino, Russian, and Uzbekistan on demand.

Advance reservation required (+ 82-2-2075-4180)

24-hour medical referral service

Normal operating hours: 8: 00-20: 00
Emergencies only: 20: 00-8: 00
Tel .: 010-4769-8212 or 010-8750-8212
E-mail: [email protected]

For further information, please refer to the Website of Seoul City.