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|mahalath 125 posts||
I just thought I'd post to let people know the current visa requirements for an E2 visa as of 24/08/2011. These do change from time to time, and did in August 2010. You currently need to send to your employer in Korea:
A photocopy of your university degree certificate with an apostille certificate.
A CRB check done in the last 6 months* with an apostile certificate.
A signed contract, signed by you.
2 colour passport sized photos.
A signed copy of your resume.
A health check form (that you can download here: http://www.teachkoreans.com/files/applicant-health-statement.doc).
*A basic disclosure Scotland one is fine for UK citizens, but a federal one is needed for those from the US, your local police can issue you one if you are from Canada or Ireland, and you need to get one from the Police Services in Pretoria if you are South African.
You will then need to wait a little while, till you get a visa issuance number, then you need to send:
A visa form (here: http://www.teachkoreans.com/files/VisaApplicationForm.pdf)
Your original passport
£33 postal order (for people from the UK, no idea on other countries)
2 colour passport sized photos
A visa checklist (here: http://www.teachkoreans.com/files/VisaApplicationForm.pdf)
Right, I hope that is helpful, and mostly correct. Don't just take my word for it, but do tell anyone asking you for transcripts that that was an old policy. They are expensive and you don't need them at all (as of August 2010). I might be wrong on the exact cost of the visa, as they are all multiple entry now, and I'm not sure if that has effected the price.
All together I would say the visa process cost me just over £50 for the certificates, £20 for the CRB check, £2 for the photos, £40 on postage (maybe, there are a lot of things that get posted) and £33 for the visa, which is £115 total.
Anyways, I hope that helps!