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The Embassy

  • Embassy Team
  • Directions
  • Opening Hours
  • Closure Dates

Embassy Team


Julian Clare

Deputy Head of Mission

Ciara Leacy

Agriculture Counsellor

Cormac Fitzpatrick

Administrative & Events Officer

Heejeong Kim

Consular Officer

Jeehyun Chun

Office Manager

Jiwhan Sung


Leema Bldg. 13F.,
42, Jongro 1-gil,
Seoul, Korea 03152

T: (02) 721 7200 / F: (02) 774 6458

The Embassy is 5 minutes' walk from Gwanghwamun Station Line 5 (Purple Line), Exit No.2, the Leema Building in which the Embassy is located is directly behind Nat’l Museum of Korean Contemporary History (대한민국역사박물관) which is beside the US Embassy.

The Embassy is a 10 minute walk from Jonggak Station (종각역) Line 1(Dark blue line). Take exit 1 and walk straight until you reach the Gran Seoul (그랑서울) building. Take the first right and keep walking straight past the Jongno-Gu District office (종로구청). The Leema building in which the Embassy is located is the second building on your left after Jongno-gu district office and is located after the Daelim building (대림). The Embassy is located on the 13th Floor

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Opening Hours

Opening Hours: Monday to Friday: 09:00 to 12:30 and 13:30 to 17:00 

(Consular Hours for Passports and Visas: 09:30-12:00 & 13:30-16:00)

Closure Dates

National/Public Holidays for Seoul Embassy Staff in 2022

01-Jan Saturday New Year's Day
31-Jan Monday Lunar New Year
01-Feb Tuesday Lunar New Year
02-Feb Wednesday Lunar New Year
01-Mar Tuesday Samil-jeol
18-Apr Monday Easter Monday
05-May Thursday Children's Day
08-May Sunday Buddha's Birthday
06-Jun Monday Memorial Day
15-Aug Monday National Liberation Day
09-Sep Friday Chuseok
03-Oct Monday National Foundation Day
09-Oct Sunday Hangul Day
25-Dec Sunday Christmas
26-Dec Monday Stephen's Day

Emergency Contact Details

Please note that if you require assistance in the case of an emergency while the Embassy is closed, you should call the Embassy at (822) 721-7200 where you will be given a separate number to call. This will put you in touch directly with an Embassy official.

If necessary, you can also make direct contact with the Consular Assistance Unit at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Dublin on +353 1 408 2000.