Au pair in Spain - rules and requirements Au pair in Spain - rules and requirements

Spain doesn't have an official au pair program, however, EU and EFTA citizens may work in Spain without a work permit. For citizens from other countries Spain offers programs as well.
Spain is famous for its beaches and the sea, cuisine and nightlife, the special atmosphere and the friendliness of the locals. Here you can find almost everything: from lush meadows and snowy mountains to marshes and deserts.
As an au pair in Spain, you can enjoy sun and the sea, Spanish history, culture and customs, while improving your language skills and meeting new friends.

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

Requirements for au pairs in Spain

18-30 years old
Can't be married and have children
Basic knowledge of Spanish or English language
Be able to pay for travel expenses
Visa. EU citizens just need a valid identity card or passport to enter Spain for as long as they wish. Non-EU citizens can stay up to 90 days, for stays over 90 days, you will need a student/aupair visa, therefore enrolment in Spanish classes or other educational courses is required for a minimum of 20 hours a week.

Requirements for host families in Spain

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 70 EUR / week
Au pair duties cannot exceed 30 hours / week
Au pair stay: 12 month
Be a Spanish speaking family and willing to be part of a cultural exchange