Teach English in Korea – Get ready for the adventure of a life time!
Step 1 – Fill out our application form to apply to teach English in Korea.
Step 2 – Gather your E2 visa documents needed to legally teach English in Korea
Step 3 – Interview process
Step 4 – Mail your E2 visa documents to Korea to start the E2 visa process
Step 5 – Send additional E2 visa documents to your nearest Korean embassy to get your E2 visa
Step 1 – Fill out the application form
To apply to teach English in Korea, click here.
If we feel you would be a good fit for one of teaching jobs in Korea, we will contact you.
Step 2 – Gather your E2 visa documents needed to teach English in Korea
Once we have contacted you, you can start preparing your E2 visa documents needed to teach English in Korea.
All Americans who want to teach English in Korea need to get the following E2 visa documents ready:
The E2 visa process takes 3 weeks after you have gathered the following E2 visa documents.
1. Photocopy of your Bachelor degree with apostille stamp (Do not send a photocopy of either documents. Send the originals).
Your degree must have been completed in an English speaking country.
Make a photocopy of your original diploma.
Then you will need to get an apostille stamp on it.
An apostille allows a document to be used internationally.
You will need to get an apostille from your STATE. (For the FBI check, you will need a federal apostille. It is not the same place.)
To find your nearest state apostille location, click here.
To see a sample of the notarized photocopy of original diploma, click here.
To see a sample of the state apostille, click here.
The state apostille takes about 3 weeks to get.
2. Original FBI criminal record check with apostille (Do not send photocopies of either documents. Send originals).
To order your FBI check directly from the FBI, click here.
Once you get your FBI check, the FBI criminal record requires a FEDERAL apostille from Washington.
Here is the location:
U.S. Department of State
518 23rd Street NW.
Washington, DC 20520
If you can travel to Washington D.C., go to the U.S. Department of State Authentication Office to have your FBI check apostilled, it can be done the same day.
If you can’t go in person, please contact this company and they will get the apostille for you:
To see a sample of the FBI check, click here.
To see a sample of the FEDERAL apostille, click here.
The federal apostille takes about 3-5 days to get.
3. 2 sets of university transcripts (sealed and stamped in an envelope. Do not open!) [No longer required]
Order your transcripts from your university. Transcripts are your university grades for each course.
4. Health form
Print and fill out the health form.
5. Consul’s checklist
Print and fill out the consul’s checklist.
6. Passport photos
Get 6 passport photos taken professionally.
7. Signed contract
Please have a copy of your signed contract once you get a job.
8. Photocopy of your passport I.D page
Make a copy of your passport I.D page. It has to be very clear and in colour.
9. Visa Issuance Form (Fill out 1-6 only).
You need to fill out the visa issuance form. To get the visa issuance form, click here.
Step 3 – Interview Process
Once you are close to having your documents ready, we will suggest a teaching job for you in Korea.
You need to get your documents ready before so we can accurately determine when you can start teaching English in Korea.
We will set up an interview for you and an English school in Korea. It will usually be a skype interview so please create a skype id.
If you are accepted, we will send you a contract by email.
If you are happy with the contract, you will sign it and return it to us.
Step 4 – Mail your E2 Visa Documents to Korea
Once you have returned your signed contract to us, you will send your e2 visa documents to your school’s address in Korea by FEDEX. Your documents MUST arrive to Korea within 5 days.
Here are the E2 visa documents that you will need to send:
1. Notarized photocopy of your Original Diploma with Apostille (Send Originals)
2. One set of your University Transcripts (sealed and stamped in an envelope)
3. Notarized FEDERAL Criminal record check with Apostille (Send originals)
4. Health statement Form (click here)
5. Photocopy of the information page on your passport
6. 2 standard passport photos (must be taken within the last six months)
7. a copy of your resume, signed and containing your current contact information
8. a signed copy of your contract
9. Visa Issuance form (click here)
Once you have sent your documents to Korea, please send me your tracking number.
Your employer will receive your documents and will apply for your visa number at the immigration office. This will take 1-2 weeks.
Once your E2 visa number is ready, we will send it to you by email.
Please call your nearest Korean embassy and find out what documents they will need with your visa number.
* It is important to call your nearest Korean embassy and ask about what additional documents you need to prepare because each Korean embassy asks for a slightly different version of the E2 visa documents.
Step 5 – Send your additional E2 visa documents to nearest Korean embassy
Once you get your visa number, you will need to go in person or mail the additional documents needed by your nearest Korean embassy to them. If you are within a 3 hours drive, I recommend you go in person. If you mail your documents, please make sure you send them by express ONLY and include a self addressed express ONLY package so you can get your documents back quickly.
Here are the additional documents that are usually requested:
1. The E-2 Teaching Visa Application form completed. Attach the Visa Issuance Number at the top of the form. To get the Visa application form, click here.
2. Passport – make sure it is signed, has at least 6 months validity on it and there is a minimum one empty page on it
3. Photo – 2 standard passport sized photo. Please ensure they are in color and are not more than six months old.
4. Confirmation of Visa Issuance Number: Fill in this number at the top of application form.
5. 1 set of sealed and stamped University transcripts – stamped across the seal
6. Consul’s Checklist – To get the Consul’s Checklist, click here.
7. A fee
Once the Korean embassy receives your documents, they will process your visa number which takes 5-10 days to receive.
Please let us know exactly when you receive your visa so we can book your flight.
You will be required to take a drug test when you get to Korea. It will screen you for any illegal drugs and HIV. If you fail this test, your visa will be evoked and you will be required to pay your own flight home.