The E2 visa is only issued to qualified personal who citizens of one of the seven recognized native English speaking countries: the United States, Canada, UK, Republic of Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa.
Applicants must hold at least a bachelors degree in any field. Those who are in progress of obtaining a bachelors degree or hold an associates degree are not eligible for the E2 visa.
Criminal Record Requirements
Those who have any sort of criminal record (either misdemeanors or felonies) are not eligible for the visa. Criminal records are verified by a submission of a national level Criminal Record Check. Traffic violations (such as speeding and parking citations) do generally not affect your criminal record for teaching in South Korea.
Applicants must be in a good health standing and submit a self-medical check survey. They then receive a preliminary visa to come to Korea, where they take an actual medical check at a Korean health center. The test checks for general health conditions, drug usage, and diseases.