How do I become a Granny au pair in Italy?

Do I need a visa? How does it work?


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The Grannies Au Pair do not enter in a working relationship or work regulation. The primary purpose of these exchanges is touristic, it relates to travelling and exploring different cultures. It is up to the host family and the granny au pair to organize all the different terms in a free way. Pocket money must be paid to the Granny au pair, you can check the amounts used in a classic au pair exchange here or visit the section "Granny au pair compensation in Italy"

Visa application

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- A visa is not required to travel in Italy. An identity card or a valid passport is good enough.
- To stay more than 3 months, you must be registered in the civil status register (anagrafe) of your host family municipality. You must prove that you have health insurance and that you have the financial means to cover your expenses. The registration office will deliver a certificate of registration.

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Some countries do not need a visa for stays less than 3 months :

- Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, South Korea, Costa Rica, Croatia, Chile, United States, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Iceland, Israel, Japan, Liechtenstein, Macao, Malaysia, Mexico , Monaco, Nicaragua, Norway, New Zealand, Panama, Paraguay, Romania, San Marino, El Salvador, Seychelles, Singapore, Switzerland, Uruguay, Vatican and Venezuela.

The other countries need a visa :

There are two types of visas (Class A):
- Short stay: valid for 3 months
- Long Stay "visto nazionale"

Accommodation certificate and invitation letter

Depending on your nationality and the duration of your stay, the immigration can ask you to provide a proof of accommodation and / or an invitation letter. You can find sample letters below.
If necessary, ask your host family to complete and return to you the documents you need.

Invitation letter sample
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Accommodation certificate sample
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* Identical sample in every language