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Au Pair in Italy: visa information

The requirements for a visa to Italy depend on the citizenship of the participants. Usually, if the Au Pair is going to stay less than 3 months, a tourist visa will absolutely work. For longer stays a student visa will be the right choice. 
Find out general information about these visas just below. 
 
Au Pair Italy visa

Tourist visa

If the length of the Au Pair program does not exceed 90 days, a tourist visa should be enough. Some nationalities might not even need a visa. Citizens of EU countries only need an ID card to enter Italy. Participants of the below stated nationalities only need a passport for a 3 months long stay:
 
Argentina Australia Bosnia-Herzegovina Brazil Canada
Chile Colombia Costa Rica El Salvador Guatemala
Honduras Iceland Israel Japan South Korea
Republic of Macedonia Malaysia Mexico New Zealand Nicaragua
Norway Paraguay Samoa Singapore Switzerland
Trinidad and Tobago Uruguay USA Venezuela  

People from other countries will need to apply for a tourist visa to stay in Italy for up to 3 months. 
 
For a longer stay, a student visa will be necessary for everyone who is not from the European Union.

Student visa

If the Au Pair stay is longer than 90 days, all Non-European Union citizens will need a visa. The participants need to apply for the visa at the Italian embassy or consulate in their home country. Before submitting the application for a student visa the Au Pair has to enroll in a full-time Italian language course (at least 20 hours per week).
 
The Au Pair will need the following to apply:
  • a statement of the health insurance
  • proof of enrollment in a language course
  • copy of a booked ticket to Italy
  • passport
  • letter of invitation from the Host Family 
  • proof of sufficient savings to stay in Italy
It is also possible to obtain a work permit with this visa. However, the Au Pair must meet different requirements. Detailed information and guidance depend on the Au Pair’s nationality and country of residence. Therefore we suggest to contact the Italian embassy or consulate for more details.

What else?

  • The Au Pair in Italy should apply for a residence permit at the local migration office during the first 8 days after the arrival. This permit is called “permesso di soggiorno” and is only needed for stays longer than 90 days.
  • Applicants from Australia, New Zealand or Canada can obtain a Working Holiday visa and enter Italy this way. 
  • The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs provides you with detailed information about the right kind of visa and the visa application.



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