Guam Visa Run This section is intended for U.S. teachers who want to teach at a private school and have never had an E-2 Visa before, but can’t go back to the United States to issue their visas. Since Guam is a territory of the United States, U.S. teachers can get their E-2 visas at the Korean consulate in Guam, even if they have never taught in Korea before.
Guam is an island in the western Pacific ocean and is an organized, unincorporated territory of the United States. It’s recognized for its natural beauty and unique cultural heritage. It boasts sunny weather, beautiful beaches, great shopping, scuba diving, and access to the kind of American food and pop culture that’s hard to find in Korea.
Korean Consulate in Guam, USA http://usa-hagatna.mofat.go.kr/eng/am/usa-hagatna/main/index.jsp
Address: Consulate Agency of the Republic of Korea 125C Tun Jose Camacho St., Tamuning Guam 96913 U.S.A.
Phone: 1 (671) 647-6488/9 Fax: 1 (671) 649-1336
The Korean embassy is located about a ten minute drive from the airport. Turnaround time for obtaining your visa is usually two days.
Accommodation Suggestions: Tamuning Plaza Hotel. It’s nothing special, but only $45 a day. Prices may change. It is across the street from a big hotel on the beach. You can also rent a car from this hotel to get you around Guam.
New Marina Hotel. Formerly known as the Hamilton Guest House (with the same owners as the Hamilton Hotel in Itaewon, Seoul.) Korean owned. Classical style hotel with an ocean view. Approximately $50.00 a day. Prices may change.
Transportation: Car: A place called “Cars Unlimited” rents wrecks for $20.00 a day. They are old cars, but most of them have A/C! With a car you can drive around the island in about two hours. The age to rent a car in Guam is 21 years old. If you contact the rental place in advance, you may be able to arrange pick up at the airport. Public transit is available, but limited. Your best bet for getting around and for seeing the island, is to rent a car.
Bike: There are places to rent bikes as cheaply as $10.00 a day. A bike is a good way to go short distances, but a car would be more ideal. Cycling on some of the main roads is not considered safe.
Taxis: Many visitors have found that taxis are very expensive in Guam. If you must take a taxi, there is a kiosk outside the airport.
Guam Visa Run Important Pointers: At the Korean Consulate, be sure that you bring all of the necessary documents with you. Ask ahead of time if you aren’t sure!! Be sure to dress professionally and be pleasant to the embassy staff.