Au pair programme in Iceland
Age: 18-25 years
Working hours: 30 hours per week. Babysitting 1 to 3 times per week (paid extra).
Pocket money: 10.000 IKR per week
Duration of the stay: An au pair permit can be granted for a period of 12 months maximum. It cannot be renewed.
Days off: The au pair shall have at least two full days off per week, not less than one weekend of each month shall be free.
Holidays: The au pair is entitled to one week holiday to be spent either at home or away from home for each completed 6 months of residence with the family.
Travel costs: The travel costs have to be paid by the au pair him-/herself.
Language requirements: If the au pair does not speak Icelandic, she should have a good knowledge of English.
Language course: The au pair shall be given adequate time to attend a language course. Working hours shall be arranged in order to make this possible.
Health insurance: Au pairs from non-EEA countries need to conclude a medical insurance covering at least 2.000.000 IKR. The insurance has to be issued by an insurance company which is authorized to provide services in Iceland.
Au pair contract: The au pair contract is only available at the Directorate of Immigration Utlendingastofnun (UTL) and the labor office.
Au pairs from EEA countries
Au pairs from Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden do not need a residence permit at all.
Au pairs from all other EEA countries who stay in Iceland up to 3 months do not need a residence permit. Au pairs from Bulgaria and Romania who want to stay longer than 3 months will have to apply for a residence permit for wage-earners after their arrival in Iceland. The application has to be made at the Directorate of Immigration Utlendingastofnun (UTL). The application form can be downloaded here.
Au pairs from EEA countries other than Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Romania and Bulgaria who want to stay longer than 3 months will have to register residency in Iceland with Þjóðskrá, Borgartún 24, Reykjavík. The application form can be downloaded here.
Au pairs from non-EEA countries
Au pairs from non-EEA countries have to apply for a temporary au-pair permit. The au pair may not be in Iceland when applying for the au-pair permit and while the application is being processed. The au pair will have to submit the following documents:
If the application is approved, the au pair will obtain a D-Visa at his/her closest embassy issuing such visas on behalf of Iceland.
Upon arrival in Iceland the au pair has to register at the National Registry (Þjóðskrá) and deliver a Medical Certificate to the Directorate of Immigration Utlendingastofnun (UTL). Afterwards, s/he needs to go to the Directorate's Office, or to the nearest District Commissioner office to be photographed for a residence permit card.
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