I'm a Canadian and I'm wondering about the application process for an E2 visa. The thing is I would like to receive an E2 but without going through an employment agency. In other words, I would like to get a working visa to be legally entitled to teach in Korea, and then leave for Korea and look for a job myself.
I will be graduating this April (my final exam is on April 23), and I think I will only get my actual degree in the third week of May.
Besides the application process, I'm looking to know how long approx. the whole process will take from the time I start sending relevant documents to the time I receive the visa.
Also, is it a problem if you have not received your degree yet, but did finish all courses required in order to graduate?
Lastly, English is not my first language, but I am totally fluent in English and I will be graduating from a University where English is the language of instruction. Could that cause me any problems at all? Do they actually confirm whether you've graduated high school from an English-speaking institution?
Many thanks for your help!