ESL Visa Documents Needed for Irish Citizens

E-2 Visa for ESL teachers (5/7) | Derek
Published Jan 19, 2022

E-2 Visa for ESL teachers (5/7)

ESL Visa Documents Needed for Irish 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

Before you start applying for teaching jobs in Korea, make sure you have the physical copy of your diploma and your criminal record check apostilled and ready to go!
Preparing Your Diploma

1. The notary public will make an official copy of your diploma. 
2. The copy will be notarized. In some cases, you will sign the copy and then they will sign and notarize it. 
3. Attach an apostille to the copy.

Preparing Your Criminal Record Check
Receiving your criminal record check in Ireland may take 4-8 weeks.
1. Apply for a criminal record check from any Garda Police Station.
The criminal record check comes in the form of a clearance letter and must be issued from the Superintendent’s Office of the Garda station with the signature of the superintendent of your local station. Notarization is not required.

The Apostille Process
If you are applying in Dublin, you can go in person to the Department of Foreign Affairs, which has offices in Dublin and Cork.
You may also send in your documents via registered post. Learn more here.
Along with your documents, you must submit a cover letter with the following:
• Your name
• Return address
• Telephone number
• The name of the country the document(s) are for use in
• The appropriate fee
Once you have both your diploma and criminal record check with the apostilles, you will be ready to go and can start applying for teaching positions in Korea!  Once you have these documents ready, schools will know that you are serious about pursuing a position in Korea and will be able to move forward with your application.



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