Notorious for the amount spent on higher education, Korea reaps the rewards ranking second out of 50 countries by Pearson Education on a new global education index called the Learning Curve.
Teachers should be aware that drugs laws in Korea are not the same as they are at home. If caught with marijuana you can face heavy fined and up to 5 years in prison.
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and karaoke rooms, screen-
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Korea’s paradise island boasts volcanoes, waterfalls, beaches, national parks, caves and forests. Make sure you take some time out of your year to visit the stunning tropical island which lies off the south coast.
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In order to apply for a job and get your visa you need to gather the documents below. You will be sending these documents to Korea by post and they will be submitted to the Korean Immigration office. If there are any discrepancies your documents will be rejected so please follow the procedure carefully.
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6. Completed Health Check form
When filling out the health check form you must be a truthful as possible. Within the first month or so after your arrival in Korea you will have to go to your local hospital and complete a health check. The check involves a blood test, urine test, eyesight test as well as measurements of your height and weight. The test will check for serious medical conditions such as HIV/AIDS, TBPE and drug use (INCLUDING CANNABIS). If you are unsure about your health we recommend that you visit your doctor and be tested in your home country. If there are any discrepancies between your health check form and the health screening in Korea, your visa may be revoked and you will be deported and possibly blacklisted (leaving you unable to enter Korea).
5. A signed copy of your CV (your signature)
Print out a copy of your CV and then sign and date it. Make sure your CV contains all the information listed in step one.
4 Colour passport size photos
The photos need to be 3.5cm x 4.5cm. They should be taken in front of a white back ground. Make sure your hair is tied back, piercings are removed and you are dressed fairly smartly as your school, as well as the immigration office in Korea will see these photos.
3. Photocopy of the information page of your passport
Make a photocopy of the information page of your passport, it can either be a colour or a black and white photocopy. The passport needs to be valid for at least 6 months at the time you apply for your visa. However, we advise you have at least 12 months remaining as renewing a passport from Korea can prove to be quite complicated.
2. Photocopy of your degree certificate with apostille certificate
Make a photocopy of your degree certificate and take the copy as well as your original degree certificate to be signed by a solicitor/public notary along with your original CRC. Make sure the solicitor/public notary writes on the photocopy of your degree that the copy is a genuine copy. They must then sign, write their name and date then affix the firm’s stamp.
To get the apostille send the copy of your degree certificate to the FCO along with your original CRC as above.
1 . Criminal Record Check (CRC) with apostille certificate
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Request a Police Certificate of Character from your local or federal police department. Should you have any issues contact the Korean Embassy for more information:
Step 2 – Get an apostille on your CRC
Once you have the CRC you need to get the original CRC notarised by a public notary before you can get an apostille certificate. Find your local public notary using this site and call head to book an appointment.
Step 3 – Get an apostille on your CRC
When your CRC is notarised by a public notary you need to get an apostille. Check out this site for all the information you need:
The fee for this service is currently €20 for each Apostille certificate (as of August 2012)