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Canadians - E2 Visa Instructions

Canadians, please follow these instructions to get your teaching visa for South Korea. This information is for teachers going to private language schools only. The process for public schools is different.

(UPDATED January 5, 2018)

Canada did not sign the Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Documents, so the process for Canadians is different from all other countries.

British - E2 Visas Instructions

UK citizens, please follow these instructions to get your teaching visa for South Korea. This information is for teachers going to private language schools only. The process for public schools is different.

(UPDATED September 3rd, 2013)

 

STEP 1 - Document Collection, Notarisation and Apostille Authentication.

You must begin organizing the following documents before you get a job offer:

Americans - E2 Visa Instructions

Americans, please follow these instructions to get your teaching visa for South Korea. This information is for teachers going to private language schools only. The process for public schools is different. This details some of the basic documents required for an E2 visa. These will vary between public and private schools. Please contact your Footprints Placement Coordinator for details that pertain to you and your school.

Universities in Korea

There are two types of teaching opportunities at the university or college level in South Korea. Most universities in Seoul do not provide housing, and some do not provide the benefits required by law. Monthly salaries are generally in keeping with the private language school average but the kicker is that when teaching in a university, you often get 3 to 4 months of paid vacation per year.

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