New Zealand Embassy Seoul, South Korea

Emergency numbers

Telecom Operator: 100
Directory Assistance: 114
Faults: 110
Fire & Rescue: 119 (interpretation service available)
Police: 112 (interpretation service available)
Electrical Faults: 123

Police Interpretation Service

The Korean National Police Agency (KNPA) has established a nationwide interpretation telephone service in "112 Emergency Response Centres" so that foreigners can have the same service from the police as Korean speakers. It operates from 08:00-23:00 on weekdays and 08:00-18:00 on weekends. To use:
1. Dial "112" from anywhere in Korea (no area code required).
2. A police officer will ask you to wait until you are connected to an interpreter.
3. Wait - Do not hang up upon hearing a beep or waiting signal.
4. A police officer and an interpreter will come onto the phone.

The KNPA can help you:

  • to report a crime (eg assault, theft)
  • when you are in a dispute over a car accident
  • to report transnational crimes (eg terrorism, drug or people trafficking)
  • when you're being overcharged a taxi fare
  • when you're lost and need directions to your destination
  • treated unfairly by your employer or a colleague
  • when you need any assistance from police

Legal Assistance

Korea Legal Aid Corp      132     www.klac.or.kr
Seoul Bar Association     02-3476-8080(#1)     www.seoulbar.or.kr

Lawyers 

Seoul District

Barun Law (Kim, Chang & Lee)     02-3476-5599     www.barunlaw.com
Yoon Yang Kim Shin & Yu Law Office     02-6003-7000     www.hwawoo.co.kr
Kim and Chang Law Office     02-3703-1114     www.kimchang.com
Kim and Cho Law Firm     02-737-8001     www.kimandcho.com
Sojong Partners     02-2112-1114     www.sojong.com
Lee International Law Office     02-2279-3631     www.leeinternational.com
Sewha Park and Goo Office     02-538-3080     www.sewhalaw.com
Bae, Kim and Lee     02-3404-0121     www.bkl.co.kr
Lee and Ko     02-772-4321     www.lawleeko.com
Shin and Kim     02-316-4114     www.shinkim.com
Yulchon Attorneys at Law     02-528-5200     www.yulchon.com

Busan District

Law Firm Kukje     051-463-7801/7755     www.kukjelaw.co.kr
Busan Pacific Law Office     051-244-9697

Taegu District

Kim, Seon Myeoung     053-753-0012/3

Other Government Services

Immigration Office     1345     www.immigration.go.kr
National Tax Office     126     www.nts.go.kr
National Pension Service     355     www.nps.or.kr
National Health Insurance     1577-1000, 390-2000 (English)     www.nhic.or.kr
Ministry of Labour     1350     http://english.molab.go.kr
National Police agency     02-363-0112     www.police.go.kr
Seoul Global Centre     1688-0120     http://global.seoul.go.kr

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