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The E-2 is a teacher's visa, which allows you to work as a teacher for any legitimately registered educational institute in Korea. You can teach in an English language school, public school or language center.
The F-1 visa is a Korean family visa. You are able to receive a F-1 visa through your biological family, native Korean spouse, and native Korean friend if these people are willing to represent you legally under their name. The sponsor would be legally responsible for any crimes or financial debt you caused. The F-1 visa is a one-year visa, after 1 year you must leave the country and have a new visa reissued.
If you are the spouse or child of a person who qualifies for an E2 visa, then you will qualify for the F3 visa in the following circumstances.
For example, if a spouse is Chinese, they can't be an English teacher, even if he/she has a Bachlor in English. However, they can get an F3 visa and come with you. Also, if you want to bring your child, your child can get an F3 visa. Your child will be able to attend a foreign school in Korea. You need to show proof that they are your children. (Birth certificate or other government documentation).
Only Canadians are allowed to stay in Korea on a tourist visa (B-2) for 6 months. Australians and New Zealanders can stay in Korea for only 90 days on the same visa. Most others nationalities are allowed to stay in Korea for 30 days.
For Korean descendants (Korean-Americans etc.), you can get an E2 visa or an F4 visa. The E2 process and requirements are as listed above.
This came into effect after December 3rd, 1999. This visa allows OAKs (Overseas Adopted Koreans) to live and work in Korea indefinitely. This means OAKs are able to work and live in Korea just as a native Koreans.
The F-3 visa is an educational visa that allows you to act as a student in any school that accepts you as long as the school process a visa as a sponsor. This is good for six months to one year with a possibility of up to two years depending on the type of program you request.
The E-7 visa is a general work visa that allows you to work in a legitimate company. This visa is renewable for one year after the first duration, only if you work under the same management and the company and they act as your sponsor.
Applicable only to citizens between the age of 18 and 30 years, and if their countries have a signed agreement with Korea for reciprocal allocation of placement.
This info courtesy of ParkEnglish.com
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