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Apostille with Diploma Now Required for F-visa Instructors

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Heard from a recruiter friend at one of the big-name schools that the Ministry of Education is now requiring all F-visa candidates to submit an Apostille verifying their original diplomas when they register with the Ministry of Education.  A Korean staff member just called someone at the MOE and confirmed this.  It’s a hurdle for the F-visa guys but will hopefully weed out the crazies.

It’s a measure they should have introduced a long time ago.  In reality, a guy with an F-4 or F-2 can just submit a really authentic-looking phony diploma and be registered as I don’t think the MOE employs any measures to check for fake diplomas.  Of course, they can also submit transcripts to verify the diploma but even these are readily forged.

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Written by recruiterinkorea

April 15, 2010 at 3:59 pm

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  1. This isn’t new. F-4’s are held to the same standard as E-2s. Including the HIV test. Not sure which MOE your talking about. When I applied to SMOE over the summer. I had to submit an apostatized diploma with notarized transcripts.

    J

    April 23, 2010 at 3:15 pm

  2. […] will be illegal without a degree.  And there are definitely people that do it which just creates further hurdles for people who are teaching here legally.  I do know of a few guys here on F-4s that are teaching, […]


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