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Korvia Guides are official materials written by Korvia in order to help individuals better understand or complete a certain process.

How to Get an FBI Background Check in One Week

UPDATED: 01/05/17 Obtaining an FBI background check is one of the most headache-inducing parts of applying to teach English in Korea. And with the excruciatingly-slow 3-4 month FBI processing time, it’s easy to see why. But now Korvia has teamed-up with Accurate Biometrics (one of the leading FBI-approved channelers) to create an FBI background check process [...]

By | May 1st, 2017|Document Guides, Featured Articles, Guides|96 Comments

How to get a cell phone plan like the local Koreans

Getting a new cell phone in Korea is one of the most stressful parts of settling in South Korea. Especially if you are an expat just arrived at the airport you might take lots of time get a suitable cell phone and the monthly plan as well. Often Korean local telecom stores such as  (SK [...]

By | March 25th, 2017|Featured Articles, Living Guides|0 Comments

How to Apply for Your ARC in Korea

The following guide is for individuals that are trying to apply for their ARC in Korea. This process should be done as soon as possible once you have arrived in Korea. What is an ARC ? An ARC (Alien Registration Card) is a Korean national identification card. It is equivalent to a social security and [...]

By | March 24th, 2017|Featured Articles, Guides, Process Guides|1 Comment

How to use Korea ePost Shipping Service Like a Pro

As you have lived in Korea for a year or more, you have a lot more stuff than when you first came to Korea. If you have a Job where you need to be relocated to different cities or province, it must be very hard to arrange. Here I would love to introduce “Korean ePost [...]

By | February 16th, 2017|Featured Articles, Guides, Living Guides|0 Comments

How to Apostille an FBI Background Check in One Week

How to Apostille an FBI Background Check in One Week UPDATED: 30/01/17 Obtaining Apostille an FBI Background Check can be a lengthy drawn-out process. Especially if you mail your Background Check directly to the US Department of State in Washington D.C. The current processing time for mail in service is 4 weeks or more, depending on [...]

By | February 1st, 2017|Document Guides, Featured Articles, Guides|4 Comments

Residency Certificate | Korvia Guide

A Residency Certificate or Residence Certificate is a document that proves a person is a primary resident of a certain country. In the case of living and working in South Korea, a Residency Certificate can exempt individuals from being double taxed while teaching at a public school in Korea. Which [...]

By | August 13th, 2016|Document Guides, Guides|4 Comments

Apostille | Korvia Guide

An "Apostille" is a verification seal or page that is attached to a document to certify it for international use. Only state or federal governmental entities can issue apostilles. Apostilles are required in order to submit various documents to teach English in Korea. Apostilles do not have an expiration date. Which documents need to be [...]

By | August 4th, 2016|Document Guides, Guides|2 Comments

Survival Korean: Useful Phrases for New NETs

So, it’s finally happening. You’ve got your contract in hand, your plane ticket purchased, and you’ve been practicing your polite bow in the mirror for weeks. You’re all set to leave familiarity behind and embrace life as a teacher in Korea. Or almost, anyway. If I could give one piece of advice to new expats, [...]

By | August 1st, 2016|Editorials, Featured Articles, Guides, Living Guides|2 Comments

How to Teach English Camp in Korea Like a Pro

Just as your excitement grows for the end of teaching a semester, you’re thrown a curveball by the co-teacher. “You need to have a lesson plan for a two-week English camp by next week.” The anticipation dissipates. The clouds darken and that smile turns into confusion. English Camp? This was how I felt when I [...]

By | July 20th, 2016|Editorials, Feat. Editorials, Guides, Living Guides|2 Comments

Korean Sample Lesson Plan Tips | Korvia Guide

Help! I’ve never taught ESL before and I have no idea how I should prepare! Can you give me some recommendations? Often when trying to obtain a teaching position with a public school program in Korea like EPIK, GEPIK, or GOE, applicants are required to submit a sample lesson plan with their application. Some programs will even [...]

By | March 24th, 2016|Guides, Process Guides|5 Comments