E-2 Visa for ESL teachers (1/7)
ESL Visa Documents Needed for U.S.A Citizens
1. Copy of Passport
2. Copy of Apostilled Diploma (Apostille Stamp Visible)
3. Apostilled Criminal Background Check (Original)
4. Self-Health Assessment
5. Three Signed Contracts – Please make sure to sign all three copies
6. Two Passport Style Photos
7. Isolation Consent Form
8. Visa Issuance Application Form
Preparing your diploma
A) University Degree
(notarized and authenticated with Apostille. Note: Korean immigration will no longer accept original degrees: only photocopies notarized with Apostille.)
-must be a four-year Bachelor’s degree (at minimum) in any discipline
-must be from an accredited university
-to get a notarized copy with Apostille:
* Make a photocopy.
* Have the copy notarized by a notary public (this does not have to be in the state as your university).
* Send or take the notarized copy to the Secretary of State (in the same state as the notary public) for Apostille Authentication.
Preparing your background check
B) FBI Criminal Background Check
(notarized and authenticated with Apostille. Note: all American Teachers MUST submit an FBI criminal record check. State or local checks will no longer be accepted.)
-Your FBI check cannot be more than six months old when you apply for your teaching visa.
-Only FBI Checks are accepted:
* This will likely take two months to process.
-After receiving the FBI check, get it apostilled through the Department of State in Washington, DC. It can take 6-8 weeks to get your apostille if sent through the mail, so be sure to either go in person or have a friend/relative get the apostille for you. There are also private companies that get the apostille for you in only a matter of days.
-In some cases, it is possible to get the apostille through the Secretary of State in your own state. In this situation, start by having your FBI check notarized, using a form called an Affidavit. Then, send or take the notarized copy to the Secretary of State for Apostille Authentication.
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