English Instructor status(E-2)
– US citizen who want to teach English at foreign language institutions or organizations
need to apply for E-2 visa.
– The applicant is required to have a bachelor degree or equivalent degree.
– The necessary documents are as follows
1) Valid passport
2) Completed visa application form with photo attached.
3) Certificate for Recognition of Visa Issuance from the local Korean Immigration
Service (please, refer to the following about this Certificate)
*Visa Interview is required
So, the question is how do you get a “Certificate for Recognition of Visa Issuance from the local Korean Immigration Service?”
If you go down the page, you see this:
Visa Issuance Recognition Certificate(Number)
– In regards to long-term visas, especially work visas, it is highly recommended for applicant to
obtain Certificate for Recognition of Visa Issuance(number) for the streamlined visa processing.
– The employer of applicant or inviting company in Korea is required to apply for this Certificate
with a local Korean Immigration Office.
– After the Certificate Number is issued, applicant needs to submit his/her visa application along
with the Certificate Number to the nearest Korean Consulate.
Necessary Documents for Korean Visa Application
- Regardless of visa status, the following two documents are needed.1) Valid Passport
2) Completed Visa Application form with one photo attached
- Additional Documents for Visa Status each
Teaching Foreign Languages (E-2)
- Certificate of academic degree(Diploma)
- Employment contract
- Document regarding establishment of school or organization
- Letter of personal reference notarized
- Criminal Record(Attatched Apostille)
- Applicant’s Health Statement
- Transcript Certified
I’ll keep on looking at other consulate offices. This one isn’t the most clear regarding Criminal Record.