We're laying the entire hiring process out from A to Z and helping you through it step-by-step
so you are comfortable and know what is going on at all times. Please refer to the following major steps you're going through.
Assuming that you have all the required Visa Documents in your possession,
the entire placement process will usually take 1 - 2 months from the point of online application to actual start teaching.
Gather the following documents ASAP beacuse it takes most of time in process.
Please follow these directions exactly as any variation will be rejected by Korean Immigration.
(Obtaining these documents is typically what delays departure to Korea so begin working on these immediately).
Please keep us posted of your gathering progress. It is very important to calculate your approximate start date.
Notarized and Apostilled photocopy of your Bachelor’s Diploma and one photocopy
Notarized and Apostilled Nationwide Original Criminal Background Check and one Photocopy
(2) Sealed and Stamped Academic Transcripts. Must be sealed and stamped properly, half on flap, half on body of the envelope.
(1 set to be used in STEP 4 and 1 set to be used in STEP 5).
Self Medical Assessment for Immigration
A color scan of the information page of your Passport
(4) passport sized photos
Resume with correct mailing address and phone number (the resume must bear your signature)
Photocopy of TESOL/TEFL/CELTA Certificate(s) (if any)
Photocopy of your Master’s Diploma (if any)
For Gyopo (Korean American) teacher, prepare either the Photocopy of F4 visa or Permanent Residenceship Certificate
Submit online application via our APPLY NOW page.
Simply sending resume alone will be disregarded. We need additional application information to make a perfect match with right positions.
We will review your application and contact you via email to set up a pre interview over phone or Skype.
During the interview, the below topics will be discussed mainly and your questions will be answered.
Please introduce yourself briefly.
Please let us know why you want to teach ESL in Korea.
Please let us know your educational philosophy and how to motivate/encourage students.
Please let us know how you would cope with the cultural differences.
Through the pre interview, your qulaification, experience and preference will be checked
and you'll be introduced to our nationwide Public and Private schools for prospect interview set-ups.
Our staff will notify you when a Korean school would like to interview with you as well as send details about the open position.
The interview will be conducted over phone or Skype taking about 15mins - 30mins.
Upon successful interview, you'll be given the formal job offer from school with official contract.
You are going to Review, Sign, Scan and Email the signed contract back to us for securing a position.
In order to legally work in Korea, the E-2 visa (work visa) is needed for foreigners who will teach English in Korea.
Soon as gathering all the required Visa documents, please mail them which are listed in STEP 0 via Express Mail Service (UPS, FedEx, DHL or any others in your country) for your Visa Issuance Number. After mailing, send us the tracking number.
Before mailing, make a photo copy of your Diploma and Criminal Background Check with Apostilles to be used in STEP 5.
The school submits your documents (Statement of Purpose and Sponsorship Guarantee form) to the Korean Immigration Bureau for getting the number.
NOTE: Check points before you sending
Make sure you have a valid passport that does not expire in the near future (check expiration date)
Criminal check: Is it apostilled? Is the word 'Apostille' there on the paper? Is there written 'No Record' in original paper? Is it issued by authorized institute?
Degree: Can you find 'BA' or "'BS" on your degree?
Please advise us if you will be answering YES to any of the questions on the Health Statement Form.
We will email you the visa issuance number issued by the Korean Immigration Bureau.
Now that you have been approved for a visa, you will need to receive the actual visa by sending the following items to the nearest Korea consulate. Use expedited shipping.
Please note that each Korean consulate handles the visa process differently so make sure to call ahead for double check for the items to be prepared and sent. Some consulates will require an in-person interview, others will require a phone interview and the rest do not require an interview at all.
Following is the list of items you will need to take/send to the Korean consulate prior to your interview.
Passport with at Least 6 Months Remaining Validity (They will stamp it with the visa and send it back to you)
Completed application for visa with your visa approval number written in the margin at the top
1 passport photo
The Visa Fee* ($65 CAD, $45 USD, NZ $50 USD, A$75, UK ￡27 / Fees can change)
Photocopy of your diploma
One sealed and stamped academic transcript from your university. Must be unopened and have the stamp half on the rear flap and half on the body of the envelope
Pre-address and stamped express mail envelope for the Consulate to use when mailing your passport back to you
Call the Korean consulate for E-2 visa phone interview immediately after sending the package.
Once you have scheduled your interview with the consulate notify us and the airplane flight will be arranged. (By school, the flight ticket is purchased by you and will be reimbursed)
Fly to Korea. It's about 10 - 15 hours so bring a good book!
You will be provided with detailed instructions of what to do upon arrival in the Incheon Airport.
Have a great year teaching English in South Korea!
In order to obtain your Alien Card, you will first need to get a Medical Check Up done at a local Hospital.
The Medical Check includes a General Exam, an AIDS test and a Drug test.
It takes 3~7days to get the results for these tests and they are mandatory.
The following documents are required for the Medical Check Up;
Two photos: 3.5cm x 4.5cm
The fee: 60,000KRW - 80,000KRW (varies by Hospital)
Once the results of the Medical Check are processed, you will visit the local Immigration Office to apply for your Alien card.
All teachers must apply for the alien registration card (ARC) within 90 days of arriving in Korea. Your ARC is a form of official identification. The Korean government requires all non-Korean citizens working in Korea to obtain this ID and carry it on their person at all times.
The following documents are required to apply;
The application form
The copy of the passport
One photo: 3.5cm x 4.5cm
A copy of the Business License of the Employer.
A copy of the Business License of the Academic Institute
The Health Check results
The fee: 10,000KRW