Au pair in Italy - rules and requirements Au pair in Italy - rules and requirements

Italy has one of the most beautiful and diverse landscapes in Europe, the world's largest treasure trove of history, culture and art, a favorable warm climate and delicious authentic cuisine.
As an au pair in Italy, you can immerse yourself in Italian culture and history, as well as fashion and great shopping and not to mention fantastic food while improving your language skills and meeting new friends.

Below are the basic requirements for au pair program in Italy. For more detailed information please follow the links on the page or visit the official Immigration Service website.

Requirements for au pairs in Italy

18-30 year old (non-EU) or 17-30 years old (EU)
Can't be married and have children
Basic knowledge of Italian language
Be able to pay for travel expenses

EU/EFTA citizens do not need a visa to be an au pair in Italy. Citizens of Canada, Australia, and New Zealand can apply for a Working Holiday visa in Italy. Citizens from other countries can apply for a Short Stay visa for stay less than 90 days, and a National visa for stays between 3-12 months. If want to study Italian or other courses while being as an au pair, you may qualify for a Student visa.

Requirements for host families in Italy

Have at least one child under the age of 18
Provide au pair with own bedroom and all meals
Provide au pair with pocket money from 250-300 EUR / month
Au pair duties cannot exceed 30 hours / week
Au pair stay: 12 months
Be an Italian speaking family and willing to be part of a cultural exchange
Be a different nationality than the Au Pair's nationality

Relevant links

Visa for Italy - Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation "Ministero degli Affari Esteri e della Cooperazione Internazionale"