E2 Health Checks For Teaching In Korea
The South Korean Government takes zero risk when it comes to student health and safety. As such, they have strict health policies for all Western teachers entering the country. Any ailment or condition, regardless of severity, deemed a potential health risk to Korean student’s will likely result in a declined or revoked work visa.
The Korean government enforces health requirements with a two-step verification process.
Step 1 – E2 Health Statement: All successful candidates are required to submit a signed and dated health questionnaire called the ‘E2 Health Statement Questionnaire’. This form gets submitted to the Korean Immigration Office when you apply for the visa. You can download the questionnaire on our document downloads page.
Step 2 – Physical Medical Exam: Everyone entering Korea must complete a medical exam at a designated Korean medical clinic. The doctor will essentially compare the exam results to the sworn information you provided on the E2 Health Statement. The exam will include blood and urine samples, chest x-rays and doctor Q&A. The tests will check for contagious ailments (HIV, Hep, TB, STDs, etc.) and substances in your system such as prescribed medications and illicit narcotics. People who require medications for neurological conditions are generally screened by Korean Immigration.