I've got a specific situation, and I'm curious if there's any current "loophole" or whatever you want to call it - I know there's oodles of info out there but most of it is outdated, and few people are in my "predicament" :
Alright, so I'm an American who used to live and teach ESL in South Korea before the visa regulations got all ridiculous. Before the mandatory background check, the home country consulate, and whatever other hoops are currently in place. I'd love to go back to teach, however I have a single misdemeanor on my permanent FBI record - Interference With Official Acts. Not drug/violence/etc. related, I just didn't listen to a police officer promptly enough in college.... now almost 10 years ago.
From my understanding, until the legal leash gets loosened, I'm SOL.
However, my wife, also an American, wasn't so criminally-minded while in college. Is there anyway that she can get a job, and I can go with her to Korea and legally work. I don't want to piece something together by teaching privates, or working for dodgy hogwans, ideally I just want to go back to my old employer who would love to have me return.
I know an E-2 visa is out of the question, but is there some type of F visa that might provide me this opportunity? Basically is there any visa type that allows a foreigner to work but doesn't require the FBI background check...