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North Korean Embassies Around The World

In North Korea, there are 25 embassies. You can check out our comprehensive list here.

All of them, bar Russia and China, are located inside a compound.

But what about the North Korean embassies around the rest of the world?


We did our research and found out that there is a grand total of 48.

Here’s the list up to date as of February 2018:

  • Algeria – Algiers
  • Angola – Luanda
  • Austria – Vienna
  • Bangladesh – Dhaka
  • Belarus – Minsk
  • Brazil – Brasilia
  • Bulgaria – Sofia
  • Cambodia – Phnom Penh
  • Cameroon – Yaounde
  • China – Beijing
  • Congo (Democratic Republic) – Kinshasa
  • Cuba – Havana
  • Czech Republic – Prague
  • Egypt – Cairo
  • Equatorial Guinea – Malabo
  • Ethiopia – Addis Ababa
  • Germany – Berlin
  • Guinea – Conakry
  • India – New Delhi
  • Indonesia – Jakarta
  • Iran – Tehran
  • Italy – Rome
  • Kuwait – Kuwait City
  • Laos – Vientiane
  • Malaysia – Kuala Lumpur
  • Mexico – Mexico City
  • Mongolia – Ulaanbaatar
  • Myanmar – Yangon
  • Nepal – Kathmandu
  • Nigeria – Abuja
  • Pakistan – Islamabad
  • Peru – Lima
  • Poland – Warsaw
  • Romania – Bucharest
  • Russia – Moscow
  • Senegal – Dakar
  • Singapore – Singapore
  • South Africa – Pretoria
  • Spain – Madrid
  • Sweden – Stockholm
  • Switzerland – Bern
  • Syria – Damascus
  • Tanzania – Dar-es-Salaam
  • Thailand – Bangkok
  • Uganda – Kampala
  • United Kingdom – London
  • Venezuela – Caracas
  • Vietnam – Hanoi

(Source: https://www.embassypages.com/koreademocratic)

So, what are these embassies like?


– China

The North Korean embassy in China is located in one of the two main embassy locations in Beijing. It is a large, grand building currently being built up even more.

With such good relationships between China and North Korea, it is only natural that the embassies in each of the countries reflect this. This is also helped by the fact that North Korea’s biggest tourists every year by far are Chinese tourists.

There are also two other representations in Dandong and Shenyang.

– Germany

Germany was one of the first European countries to have diplomatic relations with North Korea. During the cold war, East Germany maintained diplomatic relations with North Korea, whilst West Germany maintained relations only with South Korea. Germany and North Korea reestablished relations in 2001 and the Korean embassy is located in the old East German embassy compound.

– UK

North Korean embassy, London

This has got to be a favorite. Tucked away far from the center of London is a small semi-detached red-brick house in a quiet suburb on the corner of Gunnersbury Avenue. This is the North Korean embassy in London – and if you weren’t looking for it, you’d walk straight past it every day, as it camouflages perfectly with the red-brick suburb housing with small front garden of every second house in the UK. It is the Western-most embassy located in London.

This embassy houses a small number of workers, who enjoy the peaceful life of London. The embassy even has completely normal neighbors, and like any good neighbors in the UK they respectfully keep to themselves apart from if something is needed, e.g. to ask about a power shortage.

– India

India and North Korea are growing their trade and diplomatic relations, with India being one of North Korea’s biggest trade partners and a major provider of food aid. The North Korean embassy is located in New Delhi.

– Cuba

cuba embassy
Image: http://www.koreatimesus.com

Cuba has been one of North Korea’s oldest and most consistent allies, with diplomatic relations from 1960.

The embassy is located in Havana.


Usually, when you enter North Korea, you don’t receive a visa in your passport or a passport stamp. Unless you visit the Special Economic Zone of Rason where you might just get a stamp! The visa application is pretty simple, click here for more information.

If you are lucky enough to have a North Korean embassy in your country, then you can apply at the North Korean embassy in your home country. For this, you will receive a full page visa in your passport to show off to your friends and to have as an interesting and unique keepsake!


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Written by Zoe Stephens

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