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