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Korvia Document Guides

Browse our library of Korvia Document Guides to get more information about the documents required during the process of applying to teach English in South Korea.

2505, 2018

Canada – RCMP Check | Korvia Guide

By |May 25th, 2018|Categories: Document Guides, Featured Articles, Guides|Tags: , , |2 Comments

In Canada, CRC (Criminal Record Check) is handled by Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). This will determine if an individual has a criminal record, meaning if he/she has been charged or convicted of a [...]

2201, 2018

How to Get an FBI Background Check in One Week

By |January 22nd, 2018|Categories: Document Guides, Featured Articles, Guides|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |139 Comments

UPDATED: 22/01/18 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 [...]

1910, 2017

How to Get the apostilled FBI background check in Korea

By |October 19th, 2017|Categories: Document Guides, Featured Articles, Guides|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |10 Comments

UPDATED: 10/18/17 We could never expect to tell people that it is possible to receive the apostilled FBI background check within 2 weeks while you are still in Korea, back in a month ago. We [...]

102, 2017

How to Apostille an FBI Background Check in One Week

By |February 1st, 2017|Categories: Document Guides, Featured Articles, Guides|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |18 Comments

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 [...]

1308, 2016

Residency Certificate | Korvia Guide

By |August 13th, 2016|Categories: Document Guides, Guides|Tags: , , |14 Comments

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 [...]

408, 2016

Apostille | Korvia Guide

By |August 4th, 2016|Categories: Document Guides, Guides|Tags: , , , |6 Comments

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 [...]

1703, 2015

University Transcripts | Korvia Guide

By |March 17th, 2015|Categories: Document Guides, Guides|Tags: , , , , , |8 Comments

University Transcripts or Student Transcripts are a record of all the classes you took for to obtain your degree (general education and major classes). You can obtain them from your office of registrar or your [...]

1703, 2015

University Diploma | Korvia Guide

By |March 17th, 2015|Categories: Document Guides, Guides|Tags: , , , , , |14 Comments

A University Diploma is a requirement by the Korean government to teach English in South Korea. Applicants will need to obtain an apostilled photocopy of their diploma to submit with their Final Documents Package for [...]

1703, 2015

TEFL Certificate | Korvia Guide

By |March 17th, 2015|Categories: Document Guides, Guides|Tags: , , , , , , , |1 Comment

A TEFL Certificate or a TESOL certificate is a ESL credential obtained after completing a TEFL/TESOL certification course. The program name TEFL and TESOL are the same thing and the terms are used interchangeably. TEFL [...]

1703, 2015

EPIK Sample Lesson Plan | Korvia Guide

By |March 17th, 2015|Categories: Document Guides, Guides|Tags: , , , , , |8 Comments

The EPIK Sample Lesson Plan or Demo Lesson Plan is a component of the EPIK application where applicants construct their own lesson outline for a grade level and English subject matter of their choice.The sample [...]

1703, 2015

Personal Essay | Korvia Guide

By |March 17th, 2015|Categories: Document Guides, Guides|Tags: , , , , |3 Comments

UPDATED: 5/26/2015 A Personal Essay is a required component of almost all of the public school program applications in Korea. In it, applicants are prompted to write about themselves and their philosophy on teaching. The [...]

1703, 2015

Passport Photos | Korvia Guide

By |March 17th, 2015|Categories: Document Guides, Guides|Tags: , , , , , , |6 Comments

Passport Photos are photos taken that match the standard passport size of 3.5 x 4.5cm in size. There is no official passport photo “certification”, however the term is widely used to refer to a professional looking square [...]

1603, 2015

Passport Info Page | Korvia Guide

By |March 16th, 2015|Categories: Document Guides, Guides|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

The Passport Info Page or Passport Info Pages are the first two pages of your passport. The first page contains your signature and the second page contains all of your personal identification information. [...]

1603, 2015

Self-Introduction Video | Korvia Guide

By |March 16th, 2015|Categories: Document Guides, Guides|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

A Self-Introduction Video is a short video that a candidate creates to demonstrate their personality, skills, and/or teaching style. The video is used to help market the candidate to schools. Self-introduction Videos are primarily used [...]

1603, 2015

E2 Visa | Korvia Guide

By |March 16th, 2015|Categories: Document Guides, Guides|Tags: , , , , , , |2 Comments

The E2 visa is the specific visa for individuals coming to Korea as an English Teacher. The E2 visa is sponsored by educational institutions such as public schools, private academies (hagwons), and at universities. The [...]

1603, 2015

Criminal Background Check | Korvia Guide

By |March 16th, 2015|Categories: Document Guides, Guides|Tags: , , , , , , , |42 Comments

A Criminal Background Check also referred to as a Criminal Record Check, is a document used to prove that you have not been convicted of a crime in the past. Korean Immigration requires that expatriates coming to [...]

1603, 2015

CELTA Certificate | Korvia Guide

By |March 16th, 2015|Categories: Document Guides, Guides|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

CELTA stands for Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults and is a credential issued by various institutes that are accredited by the University of Cambridge to teach English in foreign countries. The credential is [...]

1603, 2015

Letters of Recommendation | Korvia Guide

By |March 16th, 2015|Categories: Document Guides, Guides|Tags: , , , , , |26 Comments

Letters of Recommendation (sometimes referred to as LORs) are letters written by an employer, supervisor, or past teacher to comment about your working ability. Who Should I Request a LOR From? To [...]