Getting a teaching job in Taiwan with a DUI?
Question: Are criminal background checks at the national level or state level required for American teachers to get an ESL teaching visa in Taiwan? If so, what are the costs?
Certain jobs may require it, but I don’t think it’s standard procedure. I work for the central government, and I had to do it.
I was wondering about private hagwons. A teacher asked me since he had a DUI in 2009 if he’d required to submit a background check. I guess the DUI is haunting him now.
Hagwons? I’m sure someone with a DUI could find a way around the process, but some schools are more vigilant about it than others. There’s also the question of WHERE you got that background check. Back when I did it (a while ago), you had a choice of doing it through your state/county or the federal government.
Sorry hagwons is a private institute in Korea. I meant to say private language school. In Korea, they do an FBI check so obviously his DUI would show up and he couldn’t teach there. Maybe in Taiwan they don’t do that. Either way, it sounds like it would be hit and miss for him to land a job with a DUI regardless.
HESS required one, but just local. Just screening on their own behalf.