Immigrant visas (sometimes
known as "green cards") are for persons who are immigrating
to the U.S.; that is, persons who plan to live, work or
study and remain permanently in America. Immigrant visas
(IV) are a responsibility of the U.S. Department of State,
Consular Affairs Bureau (CONS/IV). Most IVs require an
underlying petition approved by the U.S. Justice Department,
Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) before any IV
processing starts. If you have questions, please contact the
responsible agency: CONS/IV or INS.
CONS/IV Seoul, Korea is open to the general public from
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
IV applicants are seen by appointment only, Monday through
Friday, 8:30 to 12:00. IV is closed to the public Wednesday
afternoons and on both U.S. and Korean holidays.
If you have a question concerning IVs, please contact US
U.S. EMBASSY SEOUL, CONS/IV
82 Sejong-ro, Chongro-Ku, Seoul 110-710 KOREA or
Unit 15550, APO AP 96205-0001
INTL Fax: 822-397-4501,
DOMESTIC FAX: 02-397-4501, DSN FAX: 721-4501
IV information is also available by automated FAX from
within Korea by calling 02-700-2510.
The American Embassy is closed on both U.S. and Korean
Get I-130 Immigration paperwork:
This is the first part of the trek to being able to have
your new wife travel with you, when you go to USA. Then you
have to do a BIO form G-325A on yourself and your spouse.
Below site you will find G-325A:
Info on INS Photograph Requirements which are required
for BOTH sponsor and spouse:
Chest xray Required
Interview on post Mr. Ku, JAG, Seoul, Korea
Ration Card, and ID card for Post.
Change insurance GS or SGLI
Open a bank account on post:
USAA Car Insurance and Banking for
Drivers License Pam 385-2 Guide to safe driving in Korea.
M-TH 08-1030 walk in.
Gas Mask Issue
An individual applying at a foreign service post for an
immigrant visa and alien registration, i.e., completes the
Form DS-230 Application for Immigrant Visa and Alien
Registration, should answer "yes" to the questions 33a and
33b on the form if he or she wants an SSN assigned.