South Korea offers a wide range of work visas, each with a unique set of prerequisites.
Typically known as the ‘English Teaching Visa’. This is the work visa that most Westerners need to acquire in order to work in South Korea legally as an English teacher (foreign language instructor).
E2 Visa Eligibility
Employers you can work for on the E2 visa
How long does an E2 visa last?
E1 Visa Eligibility
Employers you can work for on the E1 visa
How long does an E1 visa last?
F4 Visa Eligibility
Employers you can work for on the F4 visa
People with F4 Visa have the same employment rights and privileges as Korean citizens. F4 visa holders can work for any private business or public entity.
How long does an F4 visa last?
F2 Visa Eligibility
To qualify for this visa through the points system, candidates need to acquire a score of 80 points – minimum – out of a possible 120 points. Points are awarded based on income, age, education, language proficiency, volunteer work and participation rates in the social integration program (operated by Korean Immigration).
Employers you can work for
F2 visa holders can work for most types of Korean employers: Private schools, public schools, international schools, colleges and universities, private corporations, research institutes, government agencies.
How long does an F2 visa last?
D10 Visa Eligibility
Employers you can work for
None. This visa can only be used for job hunting purposes. Once you secure a job you will need to convert your D10 visa to the respective work visa.
How long does a D10 visa last?
Professional Employment Visa
Married to Korean Citizen Visa
Spouse or Child Dependent Visa
Working Holiday Visa
Working Visitor Visa
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Gone2Korea is your connection to full-time teaching jobs in South Korea. Western graduates, primarily from the US, Canada, UK, and Australia, use our services to secure jobs with trusted Korean schools, and schools use our services to find and hire enthusiastic teachers from the West.
Worth noting: We’re not a job ‘sourcing’ agency or recruiter that finds new schools on the fly. On the contrary, we work with a select group of schools and programs that we know and trust.
In addition to helping you land a job, we’ll also be helping you with your work visa, departure, arrival, and offering support for the entirety of your contracted term.
Prior teaching experience and related degrees are NOT prerequisites for teaching in Korea. Here’s what you’ll need in order to qualify.
Korean schools and programs offer western English teachers highly competitive benefits packages which includes: