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How to Expedite an FBI Check to Teach English in Korea

By I - Posted on 11 November 2011

"How can I expedite an FBI background check?"

This is a common question for people looking to teach English in Korea as FBI checks take anywhere from 6-12 weeks to process, and many people need to start a teaching job ASAP. We've spoken with several people, and this is how they were able to expedite the process.

If you need your FBI check back soon and can't wait the 2-3 months it usually takes to process one, contact your congressperson and senator and let them know that you have a job lined up to teach English in South Korea that is contingent upon getting an FBI check back in time to process a visa and arrive for the starting date. If they contact the FBI on your behalf, it is possible to have your background processed in under 2 days. For one person we, the FBI already had their FBI check application. The other person's was still in the mail on it's way to the FBI.

We will be following up with an article by someone who has used this method to get their FBI check expedited.

Do you have a story about your FBI check? Tell us about it in the comments below!


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