- Welcome to the website of the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in New York!
Since its establishment in 1949, it has been the first priority of the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in New York to ensure the safety and protect the rights of the overseas Korean nationals. The Consulate General has also been working to fulfill its intermediary role between Korea and the United States in various political, economic, social, cultural, and many other areas based on the enduring Korea-US alliance.
Currently, the Consulate General is responsible for five states: New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut. With over 420,000 Koreans and Korean-Americans residing in these states, the Korean community has taken its roots as a model community that remains dynamic and active at various levels of American society and contributes to the development of their respective communities. The Korean Consulate General is firmly resolved to support them so that they can continue their well-respected work and play a role as a catalyst for bringing Korea and the United States closer together. We will also continue to encourage the next generation of Korean-Americans to be proud of their cultural heritage and thrive within the American mainstream society, which would further elevate the community higher.
At the same time, the Consulate General will do its utmost best to become a more trusted and beloved office by seeking out diverse ways to support Korean companies located within our consular jurisdiction, while putting ourselves in the shoes of the Korean-American community to provide prompt assistance for accidents and incidents as well as more convenient consular services.
In addition, to realize our government’s “National interest-centered, People-centered” foreign policy, we will strive to expand the foundation for facilitating the cooperative bilateral partnership by developing close collaborative working relations with the governments and legislatures on state and local levels, key stakeholders in the finance and IT sectors, various experts from academic institutions and think tanks, and major opinion leaders and news media organizations.
Going forward, we will work to provide more useful and pertinent information on our website to make it a place of vibrant communication between the Consulate General and the Korean community. I appreciate all of your interest and support.
Amb. Won-sam Chang