[E2 Visa Instruction for Transfering Teachers]
This guide is for teachers that are currently in the process of finishing a teaching contract in Korea and have already employment at a new school must transfer their current E2 status in order to work at the new school. Applicants should renew their ARC for new employment and report the change of workplace within 14 days after their new contract starts. They will need to visit their location immigration office in person to be able to complete the process. If their ARC expires before the 14 days, the visa renewal and transfer should be done before the expiration date.
: Locate the immigration office that holds jurisdiction over the area where the new accommodation is. If you have your own housing, please visit the immigration office that is in charge of that area. Find the immigration office information from List of Immigration Office in Korea
Step 3: Collect the following documents for your immigration office visit.
|Application Form (no. 34 form)||v|
|Employer Change Form||v|
|Passport along with an additional photocopy ||v|
|ARC along with an additional photocopy ||v|
|1 Original and 1 photocopy of the contract signed by you and the new school||v|
|Photocopy of school business certificate||v|
|Status form of students ||v|
|Weekly teaching timetable||v|
|*Photocopy of school registration (applicable to private academies only)||v|
|1 photocopy of Housing lease contract||v|
|Confirmation letter of the accommodation residency ||v|
|Application Fee: 60,000 ~ 90,000 KRW ||v|
|*Passport style photo (if you need a new ARC card): 3.5 cm X 4.5 cm in size ||v|
|Official income tax statement from the current school||v|
*If you have your own housing and your name is on the lease contract, you don't need the confirmation letter of the accommodation residency (no. 11 on the list) from the school.
The immigration may request for additional documents in the following cases:
A. if you are a current EPIK/GOE/TaLK teacher
--> A photocopy of the Apostilled BA degree / the Apostilled Criminal Background Check from the Office of Education office
--> E2 Medical check results in a sealed envelope from a certified hospital
B. if you leave your current school early, not completing the employment
--> Original Release Letter signed by the current employer
Step 4: Visit your local immigration office and present your application as well as the required documents to them.
Step 5: Your visa will be transferred on the same day you visit the office. For a new ARC card, you may come to the immigration office for pick-up in 2~3 weeks.