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Foreign Embassies in North Korea

There is a grand total of 25 foreign embassies in North Korea. 

Most of these embassies are in a Diplomatic Compound, known as the Munsu-dong Diplomatic Compound. 

Three embassies are located outside of this diplomatic compound, as they are much larger than the others. 

These embassies are China, Russia, and Pakistan. 

The Swedish embassy acts as the protecting power for Australia, Canada, and the United States. It also provides consular services for the Nordic countries. The Swedish embassy also handles visa applications for Italy and Spain.

The British embassy provides consular assistance to any Commonwealth citizen whose country is not represented in North Korea. 

There are also several countries who previously had embassies in North Korea, but have since closed them down. These countries include;  Albania, Australia, Hungary, Iraq, Libya, Portugal, Sri Lanka, South Yemen, and Yugoslavia.

For those that need to get a Chinese visa in North Korea for entry back into China if you didn't organise this in advance, you can visit the Chinese Embassy in Pyongyang and can get your visa processed within a few days. The Chinese embassy is closed on Chinese public holidays. 

North Korea also has embassies in various countries around the world.

North Korean Embassies

Foreign Embassies in North Korea

Brazil – Pyongyang
Bulgaria – Pyongyang
Cambodia – Pyongyang
China – Pyongyang
Cuba – Pyongyang
Czech Republic – Pyongyang
Egypt – Pyongyang
Germany – Pyongyang
India – Pyongyang
Indonesia – Pyongyang
Iran – Pyongyang
Laos – Pyongyang
Libya – Pyongyang
Malaysia – Pyongyang
Mongolia – Pyongyang
Nigeria – Pyongyang
Pakistan – Pyongyang
Palestine – Pyongyang
Poland – Pyongyang
Romania – Pyongyang
Russia – Pyongyang
Sweden – Pyongyang
Syria – Pyongyang
United Kingdom – Pyongyang
Vietnam – Pyongyang

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Zoe Stephens

Zoe is the marketing manager and a tour leader at Koryo Tours.

Her love of meeting new people and exploring new cultures has led her to study several languages including German, Japanese, and Chinese. Having lived in several different countries across 4 continents, she often writes about languages and culture in her blogs and is very active on social media. During the COVID-19 pandemic, she was 'stuck' in Tonga for 1.5 years after a weekend away. Ask her for some stories! 

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