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Getting the E2 Visa
 
All English Teachers preparing to work in South Korea in ESL teaching jobs have to apply for an E-2 visa. The entire process takes 6-10 weeks. (Canadians must get their documents notarized then verified by the Korean Consulate in their jurisdiction. Everyone else must get their documents notarized and apostilled.) Once you have accepted the position to teach English in Korea, the teacher will be asked to mail the following documents via FedEx or DHL to the school in application for your VISA for teaching in Korean schools.

1 Copy of your Bachelors degree - Notarized and Consulate Verified (Appostiled)
2

FBI Criminal Record Check (RCMP Search for Canadians) - Notarized and Consulate Verified (Appostiled)

3 Copy of Resume
4 Copy of Passport (photo side)
5 Signed Complete Contract
6 6 color passport size photos

Once the school has received your documents they will submit them to Immigration to sponsor your Visa for teaching abroad. This takes about 10 days. Immigration will issue the school with a visa insurance number, which will then be sent to the teacher via email.
Take this number with your documents to your nearest Korean consulate.
Required Documents:
1 Visa issuance number
2 Actual Passport
3 Visa Application form
4 1 Color passport size photos
5 Check or money order (Please check with consulate)

It takes about 5-10 days for the Consulate/Embassy to process your E-2 Visa. The cost varies depending on what country you are applying from.
Once you get to Korea the school will take your passport, degree and transcripts to the Korean Immigration Office and you will be issued an Alien Registration Card.

This will be your I.D. Card while you are here.
 
New E-2 visa regulations

As of December 15, 2007, the Korea Immigration Service implemented its new regulations mandating a criminal record check and medical check for issuance of E-2 visas.

1) Once in Korea, your school director will take you to a clinic/hospital and tested for illegal drugs and HIV. If anything is found in your system, you will be sent home and will be responsible for any costs occurred by your hiring process.

2) You must obtain a criminal record check from your police station - it cannot be older than 6 months. Canadians must also have the VULNERABLE SECTOR SEARCH. Americans must have a STATE-WIDE background check. Once the police certificate is received, it (along with your bachelor's degree)must be verified by your local Korean consulate in Canada. (Americans, South Africans, New Zealanders, Australians and UK must get their criminal check apostillied).

3) All teaching candidates must arrange an interview with their nearest Korean Embassy/Consulate before obtaining the E2 Vusa.

 
 
USA State Authentication Authorities
 
 

Alambama Apostille - Authentication Offices
Designated Authority: Secretary of State Alabama
Office of the Secretary of State
Authentication Section

State Capitol, Room E-204
600 Dexter Ave.
Montgomery, AL 36104
334-242-7210
http://www.sos.state.al.us/authenticate/index.htm
Fee: $5.00

Alaska Apostille - Authentication Offices
Designated Authority: Secretary of State Alaska
Notary Administrator
Office of the Lieutenant Governor

P.O. Box 110015
Juneau, AK 99811- 0015
907-465-3509
http://www.gov.state.ak.us/ltgov/notary/authentications.htm
Fee: $2.00

Arizona Apostille - Authentication Offices
Designated Authority: Lieutenant Governor; Attorney General; Clerk of the Supreme Court Arizona
Office of the Secretary of State
Business Services Division, Notary Section

1700 W. Washington, 7th Floor
Phoenix, AZ 85007-2888
602 542-4086/ 602 542-4758
http://www.sosaz.com/notary
Fee: $3.00

Arkansas Apostille - Authentication Offices
Designated Authority: Secretary of State; Assistant Secretary of State. Arkansas
Office of Secretary of State
Corporations Division

State Capitol
Little Rock, AR 72201-1094
501-682-3409
http://www.sosweb.state.ar.us/business.html
Fee: $10.00

California Apostille - Authentication Offices
Designated Authority: Secretary of State; Chief Deputy Secretary of State. California
Office of the Secretary of State
Business Programs Division
Notary Public Section

P.O. Box 942877
Sacramento, CA 94277-0001
916-653-3595
http://www.ss.ca.gov/business/notary/notary.htm
Fee: $20.00

Colorado Apostille - Authentication Offices
Designated Authority: Secretary of State; any Assistant Secretary of State; any Deputy Secretary of State. Colorado
Office of Secretary of State

1560 Broadway, Suite 200
Denver, CO 80202
303-894-2680
http://www.sos.state.co.us/pubs/info_center/2001fees.htm
Fee: By Mail: $2.00 While You Wait: $17.00

Connecticut Apostille - Authentication Offices
Designated Authority: Secretary of State; Deputy Secretary of State. Connecticut
Office of the Secretary of State
Authentication Unit

30 Trinity St.
Hartford, CT 06106
860-509-6135
http://www.sots.state.ct.us/recordslegislativeservices/authen.html#orders
Fee: $20.00

Delaware Apostille - Authentication Offices
Designated Authority: Secretary of State; Deputy Secretary of State. Delaware
Office of Secretary of State
Notary Division

401 Federal St., Suite 3
Dover, DE 19901
302- 302/739-4111
http://www.state.de.us/sos/sos.htm
Fee: $10.00

District of Columbia Apostille - Authentication Offices
Designated Authority: Secretary of State; Acting Secretary of State. District of Columbia
Office of the Secretary, D.C.
Notary Commissions & Authentications Section

441 4th St. N.W. (One Judiciary Square)
Washington, D.C.
202-727-3117
http://os.dc.gov/info/notary/notary.shtm#document
Fee: $10.00
Designated Authority: Executive Secretary; Assistant Executive Secretary; Mayor's Special Assistant and Assistant to the Executive Secretary; Secretary of the District of Columbia.

Florida Apostille - Authentication Offices
Designated Authority: Department of State - Florida
Department of State
Office of International Affairs
Notary Certification/Apostille Section

The Capitol Building
Suite 1902
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0250
804-488-7521
http://notaries.dos.state.fl.us/notproc7.htm
Fee: $10.00

Georgia Apostille - Authentication Offices
Designated Authority: Secretary of State Georgia
Georgia Superior Court Clerks'' Cooperative Authority
Notary Division

1875 Century Boulevard, Suite 100
Atlanta, GA 30345
404-327-6023
http://www2.gsccca.org/projects/apost.html or Office of Secretary of State
Administrative Procedures Unit

2 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Suite 820 - West Tower
Atlanta, Georgia 30334
404-656-2885
http://www.sos.state.ga.us/administration/notary.htm
Fee: $3.00

Hawaii Apostille - Authentication Offices
Designated Authority: Secretary of State; Georgia Superior Court Clerks'' Cooperative Authority. Hawaii
Office of the Lieutenant Governor

State Capitol, 5 th Floor,
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
808-586-0255
http://www.state.hi.us/ltgov/page8.html
Fee: $1.00
Designated Authority: Lieutenant Governor of the State of Hawaii.

Idaho Apostille - Authentication Offices
Designated Authority: Secretary of State - Idaho
Office of Secretary of State
Notary Department

Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720
208- 332-2810
http://www.idsos.state.id.us/notary/apostill.htm
Fee: $10.00

Illinois Apostille - Authentication Offices
Designated Authority: Secretary of State; Chief Deputy Secretary of State; Deputy Secretary of State; Notary Public Clerk. Illinois
Office of the Secretary of State
Index Department, Notaries Public Division

111 E. Monroe St.
Springfield, IL 62756
217- 217-782-7017
http://www.sos.state.il.us/departments/index/division.html
Fee: $2.00

Indiana Apostille - Authentication Offices
Designated Authority: Secretary of State; Assistant Secretary of State; Deputy Secretary of State. Indiana
Office of Secretary of State

Statehouse
Suite 201
Indianapolis, IN 46204
317-232-6532
http://www.in.gov/sos/notary/seal.html
Fee: no charge

Iowa Apostille - Authentication Offices
Designated Authority: Secretary of State; Deputy Secretary of State Iowa
Office of Secretary of State

Lucas Building
First Floor, Public Service
Des Moines, IA 50319
515-281-5204
http://www.sos.state.ia.us
Fee: $5.00

Kansas Apostille - Authentication Offices
Designated Authority: Secretary of State; Deputy Secretary of State Kansas
Office of Secretary of State

State Capitol
Second Floor
Topeka, KS 66612
913-296-2744
http://www.kssos.org
Fee: $5.00

Kentucky Apostille - Authentication Offices
Designated Authority: Secretary of State; Assistant Secretary of State; any Deputy Assistant Secretary of State. Kentucky
Office of Secretary of State

Capitol Building
P.O. Box 718
Frankfort, KY 40602-0178
502-564-7330
Fee: $5.00
http://www.kysos.com

Louisiana Apostille - Authentication Offices
Designated Authority: Secretary of State; Assistant Secretary of State. Louisiana
Office of Secretary of State

P.O. Box 94125
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9125
504-342-4981
Fee: $5.00
http://www.sec.state.la.us/comm/comm-index.htm

Maine Apostille - Authentication Offices
Designated Authority: Secretary of State. Maine
Office of Secretary of State
Bureau of Corporations
Elections and Commissions

101 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0101
207-624-7650
http://www.state.me.us/sos/cec/rcn/notary/authapos.htm
Fee: $10.00

Maryland Apostille - Authentication Offices
Designated Authority: Secretary of State; Deputy Secretary of State. Maryland
Office of Secretary of State

Statehouse
Annapolis, MD 21401
410-974-5520
http://www.sos.state.md.us/sos/certif/html/certif2c.html#apos
Fee: $5.00

Massachusetts Apostille - Authentication Offices
Designated Authority: Secretary of State. Massachusetts
Secretary of the Commonwealth
Public Records Division
Commissions Section

McCormack Building, Room 1719
One Ashburton Place
Boston, MA 02108
617-727-2832
http://www.state.ma.us/sec/pre/precom/comidx.htm
Fee: $3.00

Michigan Apostille - Authentication Offices
Designated Authority: Department of State. Michigan
Department of State
Office of the Great Seal
7064 Crowner Boulevard
Lansing, MI 48918
517-373-2531
http://www.michigan.gov/sos/1,1607,7-127-1638_8734---,00.html
Fee: $1.00

Minnesota Apostille - Authentication Offices
Designated Authority: Secretary of State; Deputy Secretary of State. Minnesota
Secretary of State''s Office

180 State Office Bldg.
St. Paul, MN 55155
651-296-2803
http://www.sos.state.mn.us/uccd/authinfo.html
Fee: $5.00

Mississippi Apostille - Authentication Offices
Designated Authority: Secretary of State; Deputy Secretary of State. Mississippi
Office of Secretary of State

P.O. Box 136
Jackson, MS 39205-0136
601-359-1615
http://www.sos.state.ms.us/busserv/notaries/notaries.html
Fee: $5.00

Missouri Apostille - Authentication Offices
Designated Authority: Secretary of State; any Assistant Secretary of State. Missouri
Office of Secretary of State
Commission Division

600 West Main, Room 367
Jefferson City, MO 65102
573-751-2783
http://www.sos.mo.gov/business/commissions/certify.asp
Fee: $10.00

Montana Apostille - Authentication Offices
Designated Authority: Secretary of State; Deputy Secretary of State. Montana
Office of the Secretary of State
Notary/Certification Division
State Capitol Rm 260
PO Box 202801
Helena MT 59620-2801
UPS-FedEx-DHL- etc. address: 1236 E 6th Ave Helena MT 59620
406-444-1877 (Tuesdays - Thursdays only)
http://sos.state.mt.us/css/Notary/Certifications.asp
email: sosnotary@state.mt.us
Fee: $10.00 per document

Nebraska Apostille - Authentication Offices
Designated Authority: Secretary of State; Any Deputy Secretary of State Nebraska
Office of Secretary of State
Notary Division

Box 95104
State Capitol
Lincoln, NE 68509
402-471-2558
http://www.sos.state.ne.us/Notary/notauth.htm
Fee: $10.00

Nevada Apostille - Authentication Offices
Designated Authority: Secretary of State; Deputy Secretary of State. Nevada
Secretary of State

101 N. Carson Street, #3
Carson City, NV 89701-4786
775-684-5708
http://sos.state.nv.us/notary/apostille.htm
Fee: $20.00

New Hampshire Apostille - Authentication Offices
Designated Authority: Secretary of State; Chief Deputy Secretary of State; Deputy Secretary of State. New Hampshire
Office of Secretary of State

Statehouse
Room 204
Concord, NH 03301
603-271-3242
http://www.state.nh.us/sos/certific.htm
Fee: $5.00

New Jersey Apostille - Authentication Offices
Designated Authority: Secretary of State; Deputy Secretary of State New Jersey
Department of State
Notary Public Unit
Division of Commercial Recording

PO Box 452
Trenton, NJ 08625
609-530-6421
http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/revenue/dcr/programs/notary.html
Fee: Regular Service: $25.00 Expedited Service: $35.00
Designated Authority: NJ Department of the Treasury, Division of Revenue

New Mexico Apostille - Authentication Offices
Designated Authority: Secretary of State - New Mexico
Office of the Secretary of State

State Capitol North Annex, Suite 300
Santa Fe, NM 87503
505-827-3600
http://www.sos.state.nm.us/notary-cert.htm
Fee: $3.00

New York Apostille - Authentication Offices
Designated Authority: Secretary of State New York
Upstate Counties
Miscellaneous Records

One Commerce Plaza
99 Washington Avenue, Suite 600.
Albany, NY 12231
518-474-4770
http://www.dos.state.ny.us
Fee: $10.00
Designated Authority: Secretary of State; Executive Deputy Secretary of State; any Deputy Secretary of State; any Special Deputy Secretary of State.

  • Down State Counties
    New York authorities in Albany advise that documents issued in the nine down state counties are authenticated under the Convention by the New York City office. The nine down state counties are New York, Kings, Queens, Bronx, Westchester, Nassau, Suffolk, Rockland and Richmond. The address of the New York Department of State, Certification Unit is 123 William Street, New York, New York 10038-3804, tel: (212) 417-5800. Fee: $10.00

North Carolina Apostille - Authentication Offices
Designated Authority: Secretary of State - North Carolina
Office of Secretary of State
Authentication Division

PO Box 29622
Raleigh, NC 27626-0622
919-807-2140
http://www.secretary.state.nc.us/authen
Fee: $10.00

North Dakota Apostille - Authentication Offices
Designated Authority: Secretary of State; Deputy Secretary of State North Dakota
Office of Secretary of State

Capitol Building
600 E Boulevard Ave., Dept 108
Bismarck, ND 58505
701-328-2900
http://www.state.nd.us/sec
Fee: $10.00

Ohio Apostille - Authentication Offices
Designated Authority: Secretary of State; Deputy Secretary of State. Ohio
Office of the Secretary of State

30 East Broad St.
15th Fl.
Columbus, OH 43266-0418
877-767-6446
http://www.state.oh.us/sos/authentication_of_documents_stat.htm
Fee: $5.00

Oklahoma Apostille - Authentication Offices
Designated Authority: Secretary of State; Assistant Secretary of State. Oklahoma
Office of Secretary of State

2300 N. Lincoln
Room 101
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
405-521-4211
http://www.sos.state.ok.us
Fee: $25.00 (cashiers check or money order)

Oregon Apostille - Authentication Offices
Designated Authority: Secretary of State; Assistant Secretary of State; Budget Officer of the Secretary of State. Oregon
Office of Secretary of State

255 Capitol St.
Suite 151
Salem OR 97310
503-986-2200.
http://www.filinginoregon.com/notary/index.htm
Fee: $10.00

Pennsylvania Apostille - Authentication Offices
Designated Authority: Secretary of State; Deputy Secretary of State; Acting Secretary of State; Assistant to the Secretary of State. Pennsylvania
Department of State
Bureau of Commissions
Elections and Legislation

North Office Building
Room 210
Harrisburg, PA 17120
717-787-5280
http://www.dos.state.pa.us/bcel/certifications/certifications.html
Fee: $15.00

Rhode Island Apostille - Authentication Offices
Designated Authority: Secretary of the Commonwealth; Executive Deputy Secretary of the Commonwealth. Rhode Island
Office of Secretary of State
Notary Division

100 N. Main St.
Providence, RI 02903
401-277-1487
http://www.corps.state.ri.us/notaries/notaries.htm
Fee: $5.00

South Carolina Apostille - Authentication Offices
Designated Authority: Secretary of State; First Deputy Secretary of State; Deputy Secretary of State South Carolina
Office of Secretary of State

P.O. Box 11350
Columbia, SC 29211
803-734-2119
http://www.scsos.com/notariesbc.htm
Fee: $2.00

South Dakota Apostille - Authentication Offices
Designated Authority: Secretary of State South Dakota
Office of Secretary of State

500 East Capitol
Pierre, SD 57501-5077
605-773-5004
http://www.state.sd.us/sos/Notaries/apostilles_and_authentications.htm
Fee: $2.00

Tennessee Apostille - Authentication Offices
Designated Authority: Secretary of State; Deputy Secretary of State Tennessee
Office of Secretary of State
James K. Polk Building
Division of Business Services

312 Eighth Avenue North
6th Floor, William R. Snodgrass Tower
Nashville, TN 37243
615-741-3699
http://www.state.tn.us/sos/bus_svc/apostilles.htm
Fee: $2.00

Texas Apostille - Authentication Offices
Designated Authority: Secretary of State. Texas
Office of Secretary of State

P.O. Box 12079
Austin, TX 78711
512-463-5705
http://txsos-7.sos.state.tx.us/authfaqs.shtml
Fee: $10.00

Utah Apostille - Authentication Offices
Designated Authority: Secretary of State; Assistant Secretary of State Utah
Office of the Lieutenant Governor

210 State Capitol
Salt Lake City, UT 84145-8414
801-538-1040
http://governor.state.ut.us/lt_gover/internationaltemplate.html
Fee: Certifying Notary''s Seal: $10.00 Apostille: $5.00
Designated Authority: Lieutenant Governor; Deputy Lieutenant Governor; Administrative

Vermont Apostille - Authentication Offices
Designated Authority: Secretary of State - Vermont
Office of Secretary of State

109 State St.
Montpelier, VT 05609-1103
802-828-2308
http://www.sec.state.vt.us
Fee: $2.00

Virginia Apostille - Authentication Offices
Designated Authority: Secretary of the Commonwealth: Attn: Authentication Department Virginia
Office of Secretary of Commonwealth
Attn: Authentication Department

1111 East Broad Street, 4th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219
804-786-2441
http://www.soc.state.va.us
Fee: $10.00

Washington Apostille - Authentication Offices
Designated Authority: Secretary of the Commonwealth; Chief Clerk, Office of the Secretary of Commonwealth. Washington
Office of the Secretary of State
Corporations Division
Apostille and Certificate Program

PO Box 40228
Olympia, WA 98504-0228
360-586-2268
http://www.secstate.wa.gov/apostilles
Fee: $15.00
Designated Authority: Secretary of State; Assistant Secretary of State; Director, Department of Licensing.

West Virginia Apostille - Authentication Offices
Designated Authority: Secretary of State - West Virginia
Office of Secretary of State

Capitol Building
1900 Kanawha Blvd. East
No. 157-K
Charleston, WV 25305-0770
304-558-6000
http://www.wvsos.com/execrecords/other/authentication.htm
Fee: $10.00

Wisconsin Apostille - Authentication Offices
Designated Authority: Secretary of State; Under Secretary of State; any Deputy Secretary of State. Wisconsin
Office of Secretary of State

P.O. Box 7848
Madison, WI 53707-7848
608-266-3159
http://badger.state.wi.us/agencies/sos/authen.htm
Fee: $10.00

Wyoming Apostille - Authentication Offices
Designated Authority: Secretary of State; Assistant Secretary of State. Wyoming
Office of Secretary of State

The Capitol
Cheyenne, WY 82002-0020
307-777-5342
http://soswy.state.wy.us/authenti/authenti.htm
Fee: $3.00

American Samoa Apostille - Authentication Offices
Designated Authority: Secretary of State; Deputy Secretary of State. American Samoa
Office of the Governor

Pago Pago, AS 96799
011-684-633-4116
http://www.amsamoa.com
Designated Authority: Secretary of American Samoa; Attorney General of American Samoa.

Guam Apostille - Authentication Offices
Designated Authority: Office of the Governor Guam (Territory of)
Office of the Governor

P.O. Box 2950
Agana, GU 96910
011-671-472-1537
http://www.admin.gov.gu/doa

Northern Mariana Islands Apostille - Authentication Offices
Designated Authority: Department of Administration Northern Mariana Islands (Commonwealth of the)
Designated Authority: Attorney General; Acting Attorney General; Clerk of the Court, Commonwealth Trial Court; Deputy Clerk, Commonwealth Trial Court

http://www.saipan.com/gov Puerto Rico (Commonwealth of)
Supreme Court of Puerto Rico
Office of Notarial Inspection

P.O. Box 190860
San Juan, PR 00919-0860
787-763-8816
http://www.lexjuris.com/lexnotaria.htm

U.S. Virgin Islands Apostille - Authentication Offices
Designated Authority: Supreme Court of Puerto Rico U.S. Virgin Islands
Office of the Lieutenant Governor

7 & 8 King St.
Christiansted, St. Croix, USVI 00802
340-774-2991
http://www.ltg.gov.vi/Departments/Administration/index.html

Refer requests to the U.S. Department of State, Authentications Office, 2400 M Street, NW, Washington, DC 20520. 202-647-5002
 

 
UK Authentication Authority
 

By post or in person:
The Legalisation Office
Foreign & Commonwealth Office
Old Admiralty Building
The Mall
London SW1A 2LG
T: 020 7008 1111
www.fco.gov.uk
£27 FEE per document
(include a self addressed return envelope)

 

 
New Zealand Authentication Authority
 

By Courier/in person:
Authentication Unit
Department of Internal Affairs
Level 13, Prime Property Tower
86-90 Lambton Quay
Wellington 6011
http://www.dia.govt.nz/apostille
http://www.dia.govt.nz/authentication
T: 0800-872-675

 

Standard Post:
Authentication Unit
Department of Internal Affairs
PO Box 805
Wellington 6140
(include a self addressed return envelope)

 

 

 

 
South Africa Authentication Authority
 

Postal Address:
Chief Directorate: Consular Services (Legalization Section)
Department of Foreign Affairs
Private Bag X152
Pretoria
0001
(include a self addressed return envelope)

 

 

Physical Address:
Legalization Section, Eikendal Building
Tulbagh Park
1234 Church Street (Entrance in Duncan Street)
Colbyn
Pretoria
Tel: (012) 351 1268/9
Tel: (012) 351 1273
Fax: (012) 342 9322
Fax: (012) 351 1916
E-mail: legalisation@foreign.gov.za

 

 
Australians please obtain an Australian Federal Police Clearance check (please contact http://www.afp.gov.au for more information), which must be apostille stamped from Department of Foreign Affair and Trade, go to http://www.smartraveller.gov.au/authen.html for more information.
 
 
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