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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 |2018-04-19T19:59:46+09:00March 24th, 2017|Featured Articles, Guides, Process Guides|32 Comments

Visa Instructions for Renewing Teachers in Korea | Korvia Guide

This guide is for teachers that are currently in the process of finishing a teaching contract in Korea and have already gotten permission to renew their contract with their current school. In order to renew their contract, renewing teachers in Korea will need to report their renewal to the Korean immigration office that has [...]

By |2018-04-19T20:00:06+09:00December 1st, 2015|Guides, Process Guides|12 Comments

E2 Visa Transfer Instructions from D10 Status | Korvia Guide

Sometimes a contract can finish early leaving you little time to prepare for finding a new job. The D10 visa was created for this purpose. A D10 visa is nicknamed the “job-search visa” and it allows candidates exactly that: the ability to remain in the country while searching for new employment. D10 visas are valid [...]

By |2018-04-19T20:01:11+09:00March 17th, 2015|Guides, Process Guides|9 Comments

E2 Visa Instructions for Transferring Teachers | Korvia Guide

Teachers that have finished a teaching contract in Korea and have already secured employment at a new school must transfer their E2 status in order to work at the new school. Luckily, those teachers won’t need to obtain new sets of the documents they already obtained before coming to South Korea. We have created the [...]

By |2018-04-19T20:01:11+09:00March 17th, 2015|Guides, Process Guides|2 Comments

Passport Info Page | Korvia Guide

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. Passport Info Page Example Required Information The passport info page should contain the following information: Passport [...]

By |2018-04-19T20:01:13+09:00March 16th, 2015|Document Guides, Guides|0 Comments

E2 Visa | Korvia Guide

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 visa must have prior agreed upon sponsorship by one of those institutions in order to obtain. An E2 visa is [...]

By |2020-01-30T11:44:05+09:00March 16th, 2015|Document Guides, Guides|32 Comments

Changes to Fukuoka E2 Visa Run Process (May 2014)

The Fukuoka Korean Consulate recently announced that from April 2014, they have changed the time it takes to process re-entry visas otherwise known as “visa runs” for applicants changing from tourist status to E2-Visa (English Teacher) status. Teachers planning to go on a Fukuoka E2 Visa Run need to note the following. [...]

By |2018-04-19T20:01:16+09:00May 28th, 2014|News|0 Comments