Au Pairs from countries outside of the European Union will need to get a visa before traveling to Iceland.
In this post, we will tell you more about the documents and other legal steps the Au Pair has to take before and after their arrival to Iceland.
Documents for the Au Pair visa to Iceland
Iceland has an official Au Pair visa. Young people between 18 and 25 years who would like to live in Scandinavia, discover a new culture and language can apply for the program. For the application process the participant will need certain documents to present to the embassy of Iceland:
Applicants need a valid passport in original and a copy of it. In addition to those, the participants need two passport photos.
Au Pair contract
Participants and Host Families need to sign the Au Pair contract. The Au Pair needs to present it at the embassy or consulate during the appointment.
Visa application form
The applicant has to complete the visa application form provided by the official authorities.
Clear criminal record
To become an Au Pair in Iceland, candidates will need to present a clear criminal record. Usually, they can request this document at the local police station.
Candidates for Iceland need to present a housing certificate. This documents proves that the homeowner agrees to someone from abroad living in their property.
Applicants must submit a confirmation of a health insurance that is valid for at least 6 months. It should cover at least ISK 2,000,000 and must be granted by an insurance company with a license to operate in Iceland.
The Host Family must prove they have enough money to cover the Au Pair’s needs according to Icelandic regulations.
AuPair.com recommends to contact the embassy or consulate of Iceland and discuss all the details with the authorities before the application.
The Host Family must register the Au Pair at the foreign office as soon as they arrive. After that the applicant will have their photo taken by the Directorate of Immigration office.
Participants need to undergo a medical exam within the first two weeks of their stay in Iceland. This must be done in accordance to the Act of Health Security and Communicable Diseases.
Once the applicant submits the photo and the medical exam certificate to the Directorate, they can issue the residence permit. Au Pairs will receive the permit ordered around 10 days after the application.
Keep in mind that the visa is not a work permit. The Au Pair is not allowed to work in any other field.
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