Some ethnically Korean westerners unknowingly have dual Korean citizenship. Most Korean adoptees automatically have dual citizenship if they were born in Korea; however, it’s still possible to have dual citizenship if you were born in a western country and are not an adoptee.
Korean Immigration recently changed their visa issuing policies for western English teachers so it’s important for Gyopo teachers (Korean westerners) to speak with the Korean Consulate to determine their status.
Contact the Korean Consulate in your jurisdiction and tell them that you need to know if you’re listed on the Korean National Registry for dual citizenship. The Consulate will likely need you to provide some supporting documentation to verify whether or not you have dual status. Most consulates will likely require the following information:
If you don’t have dual Korean citizenship then you can apply for the normal E2 or F4 work visa. Gone2Korea will guide you through the visa process at the appropriate stage of your application.
If you have deal citizenship then you’ll need to make one of the following decisions:
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