Application Qualifications Check
The E-2 visa is only issued to qualified personal who are citizens of one of the seven recognized native English speaking countries: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa.
Applicants must hold at least a Bachelors Degree in any field. Those who are in progress of obtaining a bachelors degree or hold an associates degree are not eligible for the E-2 visa.
Those that haven’t yet graduated can still apply to the teaching programs in South Korea. You must however obtain a Certifying Letter of Degree Completion from the university’s admissions office. The letter must be printed on official school letterhead, state your anticipated graduation date, state the expected date that you will receive your diploma, and contain a ink signature by an office official or an official school stamp.
NO CRIMINAL RECORD
Those who have any sort of criminal record (either Misdemeanors or Felonies) are not eligible for the visa. Criminal records are verified by a submission of a National Level Criminal Record Check. Traffic violations (such as speeding and parking citations) do generally not affect your criminal record for teaching in South Korea.
Applicants must be in a Good Health Standing and submit a self-medical check survey. They then receive a preliminary visa to come to Korea, where they take an actual medical check at a Korean health center. The test checks for general health conditions, drug usage, and diseases.