Working and Business > Teaching in Korea

Info Sources for Police Checks for E2 Visas


Info Sources for Police Ch...

The Korean government now requires a police/background check for all E2 Visa applicants (language teachers). These must be obtained from your country of citizenship. (For more info on these new regulations - effective 2007 December 15 scroll down to the bottom of the page where you will see related topics - including E2 visa details)

Following is information on the policies re police checks for some of the countries from which come many of the ESL teachers in Korea, including the average time required, the cost and a website for more info:

Australia
Time:  2~3 months  
Fee: (in AUS$)- depends on the extent of the check
i) Police Certificate based on an Australia-wide check of name only: $41.40
ii) Police Certificate based on an Australia-wide check of name and fingerprints: $146.70
iii)Police Certificate based on an Australia-wide check of name with ASIO security assessment - Ammonium Nitrate: $60.40*

Canada
Time:  5~6 months
Fee: (inCAN$) $25 + fingerprint fee *

New Zealand
Time:  2~3 months to receive copy of criminal record (NZ does not provide Certificates of Police Check)
Fee: no information given 

South Africa
Time: 14 days from the date received at the Criminal Records Center
Fee: (in Rand) 59 Rand

United Kingdom
Time: 10 days or more - NB At present, the UK authorities do not provide police clearance certificates. Applicants can however apply for a subject access reply under the Subject Access Provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998. This is accepted by most foreign authorities in the absence of any other facility. 
Fee: (in UK pounds) 10 + fingerprint fee*

United States
Time: 5~6 months  
Fee: (in US$) 18 + fingerprint fee*

*Since Korean Immigration wants the forms sent directly to them (this may change or may not be the case in all circumstances), there may also be a postage fee added to the costs.

Editor's Note: Korea4Expats.com tries to ensure that the information we provide is accurate and complete, so should you notice any errors or omissions in the content above please contact us at info@korea4expats.com.
Please note that government regulations and procedures may have changed from what has been described above or may not apply in all situations/cases. K4E recommends that you check with the appropriate government office and/or officials prior to going forward. 
 

 

Photo Source

 

Last Updated on 2010-08-29


In the same header
Academic Credentials Requirements for Teaching in Korea Apostille Requirement
Contracts for ESL Teachers Criminal Background Check for E2 Visa English Teacher
Editing/Proofreading English Camp Teaching Visas C4
ESL Teachers' Associations Getting an E2 Teaching Visa
House Hunting for a New Place Housing for Teachers
Info Sources for Police Checks for E2 Visas Korean Consulates Abroad
Medical Check Requirement for E2 Teaching Visa Teaching Job Options
Termination of Contract - Dismissal TFL Recruiters
Treatment of Teachers
KF Spring Concert, 12 Apr 2017- App 3-6 Apr, Jongno-gu, SeoulThe application period for this free concert is 3-6 April.
TNKR Global Leadership Forum, Sat 15 Apr 2017, Jung-gu, SeoulSungju Lee, author of "Every Falling Star: The True Story of How I Survived and Escaped North K...
At the Movies This Week - SeoulClick here for a list of English language/subtitled movies and where they are playing in Seoul. For...
Cherry Blossom Dates, Mar-Apr 2016, Around Korea Best dates to see cherry blossoms in 2017
Advertisement
JZ Associate
A Plus Dental
Seoul Foreign School, K-12 English School, Seodaemun, Seoul
Taejon Christian International School
I want to convert
Korea International School-KIS, K-12 English Seoul, Pangyo, Gyeonggi-do
EnglishClass101 - An online English learning system
KoreanClass101 - An online Korean learning system
Directory
Helpul telephone numbers seoul korea
Cocoonfice, Business Center, Gangnam-gu, Seoul