South Korea Document Apostille Process
If you're headed over to South Korea to teach, you'll need to complete the apostille process for some of your teaching documents.
Typically you need to apostille two documents - your university diploma and a national background check.
The first thing you'll need to do is get a national background check.
Step 1: How to get your background check for South Korea
Step 2: Get your documents apostilled for South Korea
Typically, you need to get your diploma and national background check apostilled for use in South Korea. Before beginning the process, check with your school to ensure that there are no other documents that you need to get apostilled.
Getting your FBI background check and any other federally issued documents apostilled:
- These documents must be taken to the Department of State to be apostilled
Getting your diploma apostilled:
- A certified copy of your diploma is usually adequate for South Korea, which can be created by a local notary
- After the notary has made a certified copy and notarized it as such, take it to the local Secretary of State to be apostilled
If you live abroad, it will likely be more cost-effective to use an agent to complete this process for you. Teaching Nomad can complete the entire apostille process on your behalf.
If you're a U.S. citizen or you have documents from the U.S. and you decide to place an order for an apostille through us, Teaching Nomad will complete the entire process for you. After this, you'll be well on your way to teaching in South Korea!