The Health Check will follow shortly after your arrival (it should be done within 3 months of your arrival according to immigration laws). The check typically costs around 100,000 KRW, which is an expense you will have to pay, and it examines for TBPE and drugs. The drug test checks for all kinds of drugs, including marijuana. *Marijuana is not legal in Korea.
Pain pills also can show up on a drug test, and it can lead to a false positive. To prevent this, Korvia strongly recommends teachers not to take ANY medication from the week of their departure to Korea until the medical check-up day in Korea (no medication at least for a week). If the drug test results are positive, their contract can be immediately terminated.
※ You should take the Medical Check-up at a government-approved hospital, public health clinic or general hospital according to the immigration laws. Since you will not be familiar with the area, your co-teacher will help you to find a suitable hospital near your accommodation for the health check after your arrival. If your co-teacher does not discuss the health check after 10 days of your arrival, you might need to talk to your co-teacher about it.
It’s better to do the health check as soon as you can. To apply for your ARC, your health check results need to be submitted as part of your application. The results are good for 1 month only.
[ What to prepare for getting a Medical Check-up ]
- Passport style Photos: 2~5 copies
- Valid Passport
- Cost: 60,000~150,000 KRW (1,000 ~ 5,000 KRW for an extra copy of check-up results)
*Please avoid eating and drinking 8 hours before the medical tests.
**List of E2 visa Medical Exam Hospitals (Click)
***Medical Check-up Form Sample (Click)