Australian Embassy
Republic of Korea
Democratic People's Republic of Korea

E2 visa

AUSTRALIAN EMBASSY E-2 VISA INFORMATION

We understand that the government of the Republic of Korea is changing its immigration policies effective 15 December 2007, to require that criminal records checks and a health certificate be submitted with all E-2 visa applications or extensions. Further information can be sought from the Korean Immigration Immigration service, Border Control Division on 500-9116~8, or their website: http://seoul.immigration.go.kr

Below are the relevant information for Australian Citizens concerning criminal records checks and apostille procedures.


Criminal Records Checks:

The Australian Federal Police in Canberra (http://www.afp.gov.au) can issue a National Police Clearance Certificate that covers criminal records in all states and territories, except Queensland. The AFP has advised that this certificate is acceptable in all countries.

Apostille Procedures:

Countries that are party to the Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents require an Apostille on documents which qualify as Australian public documents. A full list of countries that are party to this convention can be found at the Hague Conference on Private International Law website: http://www.hcch.net/index_en.php?act=conventions.status&cid=41

An Apostille may only be obtained from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade state or territory offices. Details can be obtained from the link below:

http://www.smartraveller.gov.au/authen.html