Hosting an Au Pair in Italy is the perfect chance for families in “il bel paese” to be part of an international experience and get reliable and affordable childcare. Since the Italian culture has made more than only a few fall in love, there are a lot of candidates ready to live the experience in Italy.
Italian families can share their culture by welcoming an Au Pair to their home. In exchange, they will have a responsible and flexible childcare solution. All the families interested in taking part in the program need to meet these requirements:
Families can be part of this cultural exchange program if they create a profile on our platform and start looking for candidates with our search tool. Tell the candidates more about your expectations and add some pictures, allowing them to imagine living with your family. Send standard messages and add candidates to your favorites list for free!
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When you find a match, it is very important to verify that the Au Pair has what it takes to join your family in Italy. Check all the requirements for participants from EU and Non-EU countries along with the program regulations and visa process.
Get the communication going with some messages and a couple of video calls. Once you have decided on a candidate, make it official by signing the contract. Do not forget to include important points such as salary, working schedule and responsibilities.
All participants wishing to experience Italy as an Au Pair need to meet some requirements depending on their nationality. Au Pairs from Non-EU/EFTA countries will need to take a few extra steps to file for a visa and other formalities, though they are quite simple and straightforward.
Besides the official requirements, there are also a few expectations Au Pairs should meet. These include: not being married, not having children of their own, being able to communicate in Italian on a basic level, being medically fit and having experience in taking care of children.
To take part in the Au Pair program in Italy, citizens of the European Union and EFTA countries (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland) only need to meet the following requirements:
Age: 17 - 30 years
Valid passport or identity card
After getting to know each other better through messages and video calls, choose a candidate and sign the contract. Afterwards, there are just a few more steps you need to follow:
Insurance in Italy
Citizens of EU countries can benefit from the Italian health system (Servizio Sanitario Nazionale - SSN) through the European Health Insurance Card. Families should remind their future Au Pairs to request the card in their home country. To avoid any unexpected fees and surprises, we suggest getting a private insurance too.
Registration of the Au Pair
All Italian citizens hosting a foreign participant in their home need to register them at their local office after their arrival. This is called hospitality declaration (dichiarazione di ospitalità) and is granted by the Municipal Police.
Host Families should assist their Au Pairs with processing a fiscal code (Codice Fiscale) which is needed for different tax and administrative purposes. This code is granted by the Agenzia delle Entrate and consists of an individual number.
Citizens from Non-European Union countries need a visa to get a residence permit in Italy. This document is processed at the Italian Embassy in the applicant’s country of residence. In order for the permit to be approved, they will need to fulfill the following requirements:
Different nationality than Italian
Age between 18 - 30
Medical Insurance that covers the length of the stay
Ability to afford travel and visa expenses
Proof of joining a course in Italy
If your Au Pair fulfills these requirements, all you need to do is start preparing everything for the stay. Here are the steps you need to follow:
All Non-EU/EFTA participants need an insurance for Italy to make their stay safe. Italian Host Families can help their guest with the procedure and even cover part of the fee.
Registration and residence permit
Italian families hosting an Au Pair need to register them once they are in Italy. This is called hospitality declaration (Dichiarazione di ospitalità) and can be processed at the Municipal Police (Questura). Afterwards, they will be able to transform their visa into a residence permit (Permesso di soggiorno).
Everyone living in Italy needs to request a fiscal code (Codice Fiscale) for different tax and administrative purposes. This code is provided by the Agenzia delle Entrate. Host Families should support their Au Pair in this process.