Applying for jobs and visas during the covid pandemic
There are lengthy delays right now (up to 7 weeks) for acquiring Apostilles from the US Department of State (i.e. where Americans need to have their FBI checks apostilled).
Alternative option: Korean Immigration is currently accepting State Level Apostilles for FBI checks. Most Secretary of State (SOS) offices will not Apostille FBI checks (because they’re federal documents), however, you can send your check to Monument Visa and request a DC State Level Apostille. Monument Visa can have your check Apostilled by the DC SOS in 4-5 business days.
Due to the new strain of covid19 in the UK, Korean Immigration has decided to temporarily halt all non-essential work visa applications from British citizens. British candidates can still apply on our site, however, we won’t be able to offer any services until the visa ban is lifted. Hopefully it won’t last too long.
Due to the new strain of covid19 in South Africa, Korean Immigration has decided to temporarily halt all non-essential work visa applications from South African citizens. You can still apply on our site, however, we won’t be able to offer any services until the visa ban is lifted.
Many Korean consulates are working with limited staff right now. As such, visa applications are taking longer than usual (3 weeks on average).
In order to board a flight to Korea, regardless of the airline or where you board from, you will need to provide a negative results PCR covid test. More importantly, the test must have been administered within 48 hours of your boarding time/date. Without the test, the airlines won’t let you check in.
All teachers are required to complete 2 weeks of quarantine upon arrival.
Who pays for the quarantine expenses?
- Most of the private sector schools we work with cover 70-100% of the quarantine housing costs.
- Public school teachers are required to pay for all quarantine related expenses.