The Visa Process

THE PROCESS – From Applicant to ESL Teacher in South Korea:

From the moment you apply to the moment you arrive in Korea, the entire process can take anywhere from 6 weeks to 4 months depending on the time it takes to acquire your necessary document for your visa process.

Once an applicant has passed our interview screening and we agree to work together, we will assist our applicants in preparing their visa documents. Although we have included this information on this site (see Visa Documents Info), it can be a complicated process and information and policies can vary. For this reason we suggest applying to us directly, as we can provide you with the proper guidance.



STEP 2 –GATHERING OF NECESSARY VISA DOCUMENTS (this can take anywhere from 2 to 16 weeks depending on the country/location in which you live)

STEP 3 – SECURING A PROPER TEACHING PLACEMENT FOR OUR APPLICANT e.g. arranging interviews, providing documentation, consulting with both parties etc..

–ONCE A POSITION IS SECURED, IT IS TIME TO BEGIN THE VISA PROCESSWe are here to guide you every step of the way.

STEP 4 –COURIERING OF VISA DOCUMENTS – Once a position has been offered and accepted, the next immediate step is for our teacher to courier their visa documents to their school in Korea.

Upon the receipt of said documents (signed contract, diploma, transcripts and photos etc..), your school will then submit these to the Korean Immigration Office in order to apply for your visa number (Visa Issuance Confirmation Number). It is the number from the Korean Immigration Office that states you are eligible for an E2 teaching visa. This process can take anywhere from 1 days to 2 weeks depending on location and time of year.

STEP 5 –PROCESSING YOUR PASSPORT: Upon receipt of your “visa number” from us, you’ll then take it to the Korean consulate closest to you, where you will have your visa stamped into your passport.

STEP 6 – LEAVING FOR KOREA Once your passport has been stamped we will send you your E-ticket and pick up information and be sure that you are prepared and ready to go.












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