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Korean F visa - Necessary Background Checks

There has been some confusion lately about the need for F visa holders to provide a valid criminal background check.  

The short answer is YES.

There are two authorities that must be satisfied in order to teach here in Korea.
1. Korean Immigration
2. MOE - Ministry of Education

Korean Immigration does not require this document from F visa holders.

However the MOE will.  

Recently the MOE has begun requesting background checks from ALL teachers regardless of visa status.  

So IF you want to TEACH, you need to satisfy the Ministry of Education as well.  

Read my other blog about how to obtain a background check quickly if needed.

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