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 your additional E2 visa documents to your nearest Korean embassy to get your E2 visa
Step 1 – Fill out the application form
To apply teach English in Korea, click here.
If we feel you will be a good fit for one of our teaching jobs in Korea, we will contact you.
Step 2 – Gather your E2 visa documents
Once we have contacted you, you can start getting your documents needed to teach English in Korea.
All Canadians who want to teach English in Korea will need to get these documents ready.
* It will take about 3 weeks for you to get them ready. Please remember the visa process takes an additional 3-4 weeks after all of these documents are ready.
1. Notarized photocopy of your Bachelor degree notarized by the Korean Consulate
First you will take your original diploma to a notary public or lawyer. They will give you a notarized photocopy of your original diploma (This is so you don’t have to send your original diploma to Korea in the mail).
Then you will need to take your notarized photocopy of your original diploma to your nearest Korean Consulate to get it notarized as well. If you live close by, you can take it in person but if not you will have to mail it in. You will need to give them: the notarized photocopy of your original, 1 sets of university transcripts and the fee.
If you mail your documents, please send them by FEDEX and include a FEDEX self addressed package for them to send your documents back. This way they will not get lost. You will receive a tracking number.
When you receive you notarized photocopy of your original diploma make sure it has been notarized by the Korean consulate.
To see a sample of the notarized photocopy of the original diploma, click here.
To see a sample of the notarized photocopy of the original diploma that has also been notarized by the Korean embassy, click here.
2. Original RCMP criminal record check notarized by the Korean Consulate (Do not send a photocopy of your RCMP check)
First you will order an RCMP criminal record check. To go to their website, click here.
Note: This is NOT a police check from your local police station!
Once you receive your RCMP criminal record check, you will have to get in notarized at your nearest Korean Consulate as well.
You can take it your nearest Korean Consulate in person or if you are too far away, you will mail it in.
If you decide to mail it, please send it by FEDEX and include a self addressed return envelope also by FEDEX.
Once you get your RCMP criminal record check back, make sure it has been notarized by the Korean Consulate.
(The RCMP criminal record check can’t be older than 6 months. Your criminal record check must be clean to teach in Korea.)
To see a sample of the RCMP criminal record check, click here.
To see the RCMP criminal record check that has been notarized by the Korean embassy, click here.
3. 2 sets of university transcripts (sealed and stamped in an envelope. Do not open!) [No longer required]
Order 2 sets of transcripts from your university. Transcripts are your university grades for each course you took in university.
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 professionally taken.
7. Signed contract
Print a copy of your signed contract that you will get after you have a job. Each page should be initialed and the last page signed.
8. Photocopy of your passport I.D page
Get a photocopy of your passport I.D page. It has to be very clear and in colour.
9. Visa Issuance Form (Fill out 1-6 only).
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 job for you.
You need to get your documents ready first so we can accurately determine when you can start.
We will set up an interview for you and a school.
If you are accepted, we will send you a contract.
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 documents to your school’s address in Korea by FEDEX. Your documents must arrive to Korea within 5 days.
You will need to mail the following documents:
1. Notarized photocopy of Original Diploma notarized by the Korean Embassy (Send Originals)
2. RCMP criminal record check notarized by the Korean Embassy (Send Originals)
3. One set of University Transcripts (sealed and stamped in an envelope)
4. Health statement Form (click here)
5. Photocopy of the information pages of your passport (do NOT send the actual 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, please send me your tracking number.
Your employer will receive your documents and apply for your visa number at the immigration office. This will take 1-2 weeks.
Once your visa number is ready, we will send it to you by email.
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 you need to prepare because each Korean embassy asks for a slightly different version of the documents.
Step 5 – Send documents to nearest Korean embassy
Once you get your visa number, you will need to go in person or mail the additional the documents to your nearest Korean embassy. If you are within a 3 hours drive of your nearest Korean embassy, go in person. If you mail your documents to your nearest Korean embassy, 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.
Then you will get your visa and we can go ahead and book your flight.
You need to be patience as the documents can take a bit of time.
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.