Procedures

Job & Visa Application Procedures For Teaching in South Korea

 


The procedures for acquiring an E2 work visa (English teaching visa) is the same for all candidates regardless of their nationality. Likewise, the different steps involved are generally the same between all recruiting companies. Please note the differences between private and public school visa procedures.


 

Visa procedures for PRIVATE school (hagwon) applicants

 

Step Details Timeline
Step 1Double check your eligible for jobs and visas. Click here to make sure you qualify.5 minutes
Step 2Submit an online application via the Gone2Korea website. If you’re selected a Gone2Korea representative will contact you by email to schedule the initial interview. During the interview, please feel free to direct any questions or concerns that you have to your Gone2Korea representative. Once the interviews been completed your Gone2Korea representative will send you a job and visa guidelines document containing detailed information that’s specific to your nationality. 2-5 days
Step 3Review job offers from your Gone2Korea representative and conduct interviews with the school(s) hiring manager or director. Note: There are more jobs available during certain times of the year (at the start of each semester) – When to Apply InfoVaries
Step 4Review the school contract and correspond with other western teachers at the school. Assuming the contract and job details meet your expectations then you can formally accept the position.1-4 days
Step 5

Submit your first set of required documents (hardcopies) to Korean Immigration

  • Signed and dated contract
  • Authenticated (Apostilled or consulate verified) copy of your Bachelors Diploma
  • Authenticated (Apostilled or consulate verified) Criminal Record Check
  • 1 set of officially sealed academic transcripts
  • Photocopy of your passport profile page
  • 3 official passport photos
  • E2 health questionaire (self assessment form)
  • Updated resume

When Korean Immigration receives your documents they will begin processing your application for a work visa. Once they’ve processed the paperwork your Gone2Korea representative will send you an official Visa Issuance Number and related materials needed to finalize the visa with the Korean consulate in your jurisdiction.

15-30 days
Step 6Submit 3rd and final group of documents to the Korean Consulate in your jurisdiction. Note: Consulate requirements and procedures will vary between countries. Your Gone2Korea representative will provide you with the proper forms and information at the appropriate time.3-5 days
Step 7Pick up your passport from the consulate – your official work visa will be on one of your passport pages. You’re now ready to enter Korea as a legal worker, congratulations! Gone2Korea will organize your flight to Korea and provide you with continued updates until your departure date.
1 day
Step 8Depart for Korea. Gone2Korea will coordinate your arrival and airport pick-up arrangements with the school. Teacher arrivals are organized in one of the following ways: 1.) Someone from the school will be waiting for you in the arrival gate of the airport. 2.) Gone2Korea will organize an airport pick-up service to have someone waiting for you in the arrival gate of the airport. 3.) Take a bus service to your final destination and meet a school representative at the bus terminal arrival gate.

Note: Your Gone2Korea representative will provide you with detailed arrival information before you depart.

1-2 days
Step 9Settle into you’re your new surroundings and begin the training and orientation period with your respective employer/school. Once you’ve completed your training period you will be ready to begin teaching English!
3 – 7 days
Step 10Take part in all of the exciting opportunities that South Korea has to offer!
All Year !

* PUBLIC * PROCEDURES FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS
step 1Make sure you qualify for jobs and work visas. 5 minutes
step 2Submit an online application via the Gone2Korea website. If you’re selected a Gone2Korea representative will contact you by email to schedule the initial interview. During the interview, please feel free to direct any questions or concerns that you have to your Gone2Korea representative. Once the interviews been completed your Gone2Korea representative will send you a job & visa guidelines document containing detailed information that’s specific to your nationality.1-2 days
step 3Submit your ‘initial application documents’. In order for us to submit your application to the public school program we will need the following documents.

Public School Application Form – Gone2Korea will offer you this form as/when needed
2 letters of recommendation (from professional or academic sources)
Note: Please send us your completed application form and letters of recommendation via email – we do not require hardcopies at this stage of the process. Completed application forms must be submitted in MS Word format and recommendation letters can be scanned and submitted in Jpeg or PDF file format.

Varies
step 4Conduct an official interview with a public school representative in Korea
3 – 15 days
step 5Submit your first set of hardcopies (documents) to Korea

– Public school application form
– Authenticated (Apostilled or consulate verified) copy of your Bachelors Diploma
– Authenticated (Apostilled or consulate verified) Criminal Record Check
– 1 set of officially sealed academic transcripts
– Photocopy of your passport profile page
– 1 official passport photo
– 2 letters of recommendation
– Updated resume

Once your documents are received the public school officials can begin processing your paperwork. Note: The processing timeline will vary based on your document submission date.

15 – 60 days
step 6Once your documents have been processed, Gone2Korea will send you 2 official Public School Contracts and one official Notice of Appointment from the Korean Office of Education. Please Note: These procedures may have slight variations depending on the program.

4 – 8 days
step 7Submit 3rd and final group of documents to the Korean Consulate in your jurisdiction. Note: Consulate requirements and procedures will vary between countries. Your Gone2Korea representative will provide you with the proper forms and information at the appropriate time.
3 – 7 days
step 8Pick up your passport from the consulate – your official work visa will be on one of your passport pages. You’re now ready to enter Korea as a legal worker, congratulations! Gone2Korea will help you secure a flight and provide you with continued updates until your departure date.
1 day
step 9Depart for Korea. Gone2Korea will have staff waiting for you at the airport in Korea to help with your arrival and initial transition. You will then board a charted bus (with other western teachers) and head off to the public school orientation site.

1 -2 days
step 10Take part in an 8 day public school training and orientation program. The orientation period takes place with hundreds of new teachers and everyone is expected to take part in the daily activities, outings, dinners and presentations – it’s an exciting experience!
8 days
step 11Once the orientation period is over all teachers will be brought to their respective working locations to settle into their new accommodations. Shortly after you’ll begin your job as the schools native English teacher!
1 day
step 12Enjoy all the wonderful opportunities that South Korea has to offer!
All Year!