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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 resume (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 - The US


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 resume (your signature)


Print out a copy of your resume and then sign and date it. Make sure your resume 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 notarised by a public notary. Once your degree has been notarized you need to get it authenticated with an apostille certificate

Please click on the link below to find your nearest office to get an apostille on a photocopy of your degree

http://www.apostilleinfo.com/usa.htm

1 . Criminal Record Check (CRC) with apostille certificate


Step 1 - Get your CRC

All Americans must get an FBI level background check (CRC). The check takes about 12 weeks if you apply through the FBI directly or you can expedite the process by paying more money and using an approved agency. In order to get the FBI check you need to download the required documents from the FBI website:

http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/background-checks/background_checks


1. A Check list so that you don't forget anything.

2. A fingerprint card (FD-258)

3. The Fingerprint card instructions

4. Credit Card payment form

5. Application Form


NOTE: Write, somewhere on the form, that you need the FBI seal and signature of a division official on your document so you can get it authenticated: “I need the FBI seal and signature of a division official on my background check so I can get it authenticated (apostilled).”


How do I get my fingerprints?

You can do it yourself (print out the finger print form attached on card stock) or have it done somewhere like a UPS store for $10. Get rolled prints for all your fingers individually and prints for them all at once, the signature of the person taking your fingerprints, the date, your full name and your signature, your date of birth (DOB) and place of birth (POB), and your sex, race, height, weight, eye colour, and hair


Choose payment option

The FBI currently charges $18.00 for each background check. You can pay with a money order or cashiers check made payable to the Treasury of the United State. They don’t accept personal checks or cash, you can also by credit or debit card (download form)


Send the documents to the FBI

Send via Priority Mail or for a faster service send it Express Mail. Be sure to pay postage both ways. Here is the address:


Step 2 – Get an apostille on your CRC

Once the check arrives you should send it following address for the apostille at the US Department of State:

http://www.state.gov/m/a/auth/

U.S. Department of State
Authentications Office
518 23rd Street NW.
SA-1
Washington, DC 20520

You can also use private company if you wish to speed up the process

http://www.usauthentication.com/ApostilleBackgroundcheck.html


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.