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Au Pair in Iceland: visa information

Au Pair Iceland visa
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 formalities that need to happen after the Au Pair 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 that would like to live in Scandinavia and discover a new culture and language can apply for it. For the application process the participant will need certain documents to present to the embassy of Iceland:
 
1
Passport
Applicants need a valid passport in original and a copy of it. In addition to those, the participants need two passport photos. 
 
2
Au Pair contract
Participants and Host Families need to sign the contract. The Au Pair needs to present it at the embassy or consulate during the appointment. 
 
3
Visa application form
The applicant has to complete the visa application form provided by the official authorities. 
 
4
Clear criminal record
To become an Au Pair in Iceland, candidates will need to present a clear criminal record. They can request this document usually at the local police station. 
 
5
Housing certificate
Candidates for Iceland need to present a housing certificate. This documents is proof that the homeowner agrees on someone from abroad living in his/her property. 
 
6
Health Insurance
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.
 
7
Support
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.  
 

What else?

  • The Host Family must register the Au Pair at the foreign office as soon as he/she arrives. After that the applicant will have his/her 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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