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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.


  1. Criminal Record Check (CRC) with apostille certificate
  2. Photocopy of your degree certificate with apostille certificate
  3. Photocopy of the information page of your passport
  4. 4 Colour passport size photos
  5. A signed copy of your CV (your signature)
  6. Completed Health Check form - download
  1. Completed Teach Koreans Checklist - download


NOTE - Your name should appear exactly the same on all your documents otherwise they will be rejected

                                             











STEP 2 - Collect Documents - South Africa


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


Your degree certificate needs to be verified by the Department of Higher Education and Training.  The original certificate together with copies should be submitted to the Department of Higher Education and Training, as the relevant section will stamp and sign a true copy of the certificate and issue an original covering letter confirming that the educational institution is a recognised institution in South Africa.  The original covering letter must be signed and stamped by the authorised employee, together with the stamped/signed copy of the certificate.

Once the degree certificate has been verified it needs to be legalized with an apostille certificate to confirm the document is genuine for use abroad. This is done at the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO)

Here is a link to a website with the relevant information on how to do this

http://www.dfa.gov.za/consular/legalisation.htm

1 . Criminal Record Check (CRC) with apostille certificate


Step 1 - Get your CRC

In South Africa the CRC is called a Police Clearance Certificate and is issued by the South African Police Services in Pretoria, Here is a link to their website.

http://www.saps.gov.za/_dynamicModules/internetSite/faqBuild.asp?myURL=272

You can also find out more information about applying for your CRC on this site, please follow the instructions carefully:

http://www.dirco.gov.za/

The process takes 4-6 weeks, and costs R59-00.


Step 2 - Get an apostille your CRC

Once you have received your police certificate it needs to be legalized with an apostille certificate to confirm the document is genuine for use abroad. This is done at the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO)

Here is a link to a website with the relevant information on how to do this

http://www.dfa.gov.za/consular/legalisation.htm


NOTE:   - Korean immigration only accepts CRC’s that have been issued within the last 6 months.

              - Your CRC must come back clean or I’m afraid we can’t help you find a job.