⇒ Required Documents for E2 visa

1. Copy of university Diploma with appostille . (Exception: for Canadians, it must be notarized by Korean consulate)
2. Criminal record check with appostille
– For Australia and New Zealand citizens: National Police Check
– For Canada citizens: RCMP check notarized by Korean consulate (appostille is not needed)
– For South Africa citizens: Police Clearance Certificate
– For UK citizens: Basic Disclosure
– For US citizens: FBI background check
3. Passport valid for at least 12 months
4. 4 Passport Photos (size of 3.5 x 4.5cm)
5. Self-medical check form (⇒ Download E-2 Applicant’s Health Statement Form)

Getting Criminal Record Check

Australia Citizens
Issuing Organization: Australian Federal Police(AFP)
Link: https://www.afp.gov.au/what-we-do/services/criminal-records/national-police-checks

Canada Citizens
Issuing Organization: RCMP
Link: http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/

Ireland Citizens
Issuing Organization: Garda Síochána
Link: https://www.garda.ie/en/About-Us/Online-Services/Data-Protection-FOI-Police-Certificates/Police-Certificates.html

New Zealand Citizens
Issuing Organization: Ministry of Justice
Link: https://www.justice.govt.nz/criminal-records/get-your-own/

South Africa Citizens
Issuing Organization: South African Police Service (SAPS)
Link: https://www.saps.gov.za/services/applying_clearence_certificate.php

UK Citizens
Issuing Organization: mygov.scot
Link: https://www.mygov.scot/basic-disclosure/overview/

US Citizens
Issuing Organization: FBI (takes up to 3 months)
Link: https://www.fbi.gov/services/cjis/compact-council/national-fingerprint-based-background-checks-steps-for-success

⇒ You can get your FBI check faster by using Channeler. 
     Processing time: approx. 1 week

⇒ List of Approved Channelers by FBI

Accurate Biometrics www.accuratebiometrics.com
Biometrics4All, Inc. www.biometrics4all.com
Daon Trusted Identity Services, Inc. www.daontis.com
Fieldprint, Inc. www.fieldprintusa.com
First Advantage Enterprise Screening Corporation www.fadv.com
Gemalto Cogent, Inc. www.gemalto.com/govt
Idemia Identity & Security USA LLC www.idemia.com
Inquiries Screening www.inquiriesinc.com
National Background Check, Inc. www.nationalbackgroundcheck.com
National Credit Reporting www.myFBIreport.com
OMNIPLEX World Services Corporation www.omniplex.com
STS SID LLC dba SureID www.sureid.com
Telos Identity Management Solutions LLC www.telos.com
TRP Associations, LLC dba ID Solutions www.trpassociates.net
VetConnex www.Vetconnex.net


Australia Citizens
Agency: Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Link: https://smartraveller.gov.au/services/legalising-documents/pages/default.aspx

Canada Citizens
Step#1 –  Notarized by local international notary public
Step#2 – Notarized by Korean Consulate – Korean consulate websites: https://www.okrecruiting.com/teach-in-korea/list-of-korean-consulates-2/

Ireland Citizens
Agency: Department of Foreign Affairs
Link: https://www.dfa.ie/travel/our-services/authenticating-documents/

New Zealand Citizens
Agency: Department of Internal Affairs
Link: https://www.dia.govt.nz/apostille

South Africa Citizens
Agency: Department of International Relations & Cooperation (DIRCO)
Link: https://www.dirco.gov.za/consular/legalisation.htm

UK Citizens
Agency: Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO)
Link: https://www.gov.uk/get-document-legalised

US Citizens
List of Legit agencies:
US Department of state (Takes longer)

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