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How to become an Au Pair in Iceland?

Au Pair Iceland requirements
Did you know that Iceland is the perfect place to see the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) during mid-winter (November-December)? Become an Au Pair in Iceland and discover Scandinavia through beautiful nature that will prove that it’s much more than cold weather. 
 
Keep in mind that families expect Au Pairs to be fluent in English or Icelandic, be single and have no children of their own, have good health and of course experience in taking care of children. Do not forget to check the visa regulations for Iceland as well. If you are an EU citizen, keep reading, if you belong to a country outside EU, check out Non-EU requirements

Au Pair in Iceland requirements for EU citizens

To become an Au Pair in Iceland, European Union nationals only need to meet age requirements (18-27 years) and have a valid passport/identification to register at the foreigners office.
 
If you meet this criteria, don’t wait and join our community today!

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Step by step into Iceland!

These are the steps to follow to live the Au Pair experience:
 
1
Register and personalize your profile
Create an account for free at AuPair.com. Personalize the profile and start looking for matches and send messages. 
 
2
Sign the contract
Host Families and Au Pairs must sign the contract and request the European Health Insurance Card. We recommend to contract an additional insurance in Iceland to avoid potential problems.
 
3
Get ready for the experience!
Book the tickets and plan everything before the arrival in the host country. Do not forget to agree with the Host Family about the pick up and exchange contact information. 


Au Pair in Iceland requirements for Non-EU citizens

Non-European Union nationals have to get a visa or residence permit to become an Au Pair in Iceland. The general visa requirements to Iceland are:
  1. Age: 18 - 25
  2. Good English Skills (it is not an official requirement but recommendation)
  3. Au Pair contract
  4. Health insurance valid for the duration of the stay
  5. Valid passport
  6. Ability to pay for the visa and travel expenses
  7. Clear criminal record
  8. Housing certificate (to prove where the family lives)
  9. Proof of support from the Host Family
Please remember to contact the embassy or consulate of Iceland to find out the specific requirements and make an appointment online. 
 
Notice: The visa process might take a couple of weeks. 
 
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Au Pair experience in Iceland - step by step:

Follow these simple steps to live the Au Pair experience in Iceland with AuPair.com: 
 
1
Find a Host Family at AuPair.com
Create an account and personalize your profile on our website. Find Host Families with the help of our search tool. Be sure to check our recommendations and send messages!
 
2
Check the validity of your passport 
Check that your passport is valid during the Au Pair stay. 
 
3
Sign the contract
Host Families and Au Pairs must sign the Au Pair contract and make sure that aspects such as the salary and working hours are clear. Keep in mind that the embassy of Iceland needs to check the documents during the visa appointment.
 
4
Health Insurance for Iceland
Iceland requires Au Pairs to have a valid health insurance for the entire length of the stay. 
 
5
Submit the visa application
The official Au Pair program in Iceland makes it possible to apply for a visa without a lot of complications. 
 
6
Plan the arrival
Plan everything for your arrival. Book the flight and get the documents ready. Passport control authorities will often check the documents such as contract, passport and visa. 
 
7
Register at the local office and request the residence permit
Once in Iceland, you will need to register yourself and get a residence permit.
 


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