If you're getting ready to work or live in another country, the large list of paperwork you'll need might be intimidating. Furthermore, obtaining an Apostille for all of your documents may appear to be a demanding job that requires your time and attention. This page explains how to have your diploma apostilled so that you can teach in South Korea.
What is a South Korean Diploma Apostille?
An Apostille is an internationally accepted authentication of your public document for use in public records. An Apostille certifies that a document issued in one nation (the United States) is valid for use in another one (in this case South Korea). However, in order to operate in South Korea, your diploma must be validated or legitimized to ensure its legitimacy and eliminate any suspicions of fraud.
How to Obtain a Diploma for Apostille in South Korea?
If you're an American (New Jersey resident) seeking for a work permit or visa in Korea, you'll need to provide two important papers that have been apostilled by your local Secretary of State in Trenton.
A copy of your university diploma that has been notarized
You must first get your university degree or diploma notarized by a notary public in order to apply for a work visa in South Korea. It must, however, be notarized in the state where your school is located. In addition to being notarized, the original copy must also have the signatures of the registrar of your school/college/university. It is important to remember that in order to be Apostilled appropriately, both the original document and the registrar's signatures must be notarized. * Be cautious of non-professionals that pretend to get your paper notarized by the wrong State's office.
The next step is to have the New Jersey Secretary of State or the New Jersey Department of State apostille your diploma's original paperwork (whichever is required in your application). But don't be concerned. That is something we have taken care of for you. Simply fill out the form below and submit an application to have your document Apostilled by American Apostille & Notary Services.
2. FBI Background Check
All Americans (not just New Jersey residents) looking for jobs in South Korea, such as teaching English, must have their FBI background checks verified. It's worth noting that the FBI doesn't apostille documents. American Apostille & Notary Services, on the other hand, may apostille both your university diploma and FBI check paperwork through the appropriate authorities, namely the Secretary of State and the State Department in Washington, DC.
There is no margin for error with the Authentication or Apostille process. If mistakes are made, both your time and money will be wasted and you'll have to start all over again. If you want to look into outsourcing this part of preparing to studying abroad to someone with experience, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 848-467-7740 to request my services or learn more.