Countries of the EU and EFTA
EU: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom
EFTA: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland
Step 1: A valid passport or identity card
Before they travel, au pairs should be sure that their passports or identity cards are valid. A visa for entry into Spain is not required.
Step 2: Registration at the registry office
Au pairs staying longer than 3 months in Spain must inform the communal registry office that they are living with their host family. The procedures involved vary from province to province so host families should help au pairs with this step.
Step 3: Apply for EU registration certificate
If the au pairs stay is longer than three months, the au pair will need to go to the residents office for foreign nationals on arriving in Spain to apply for an EU registration certificate.
Au pairs need to bear in mind that formalities differ according to the Autonomous Community and province. If it is necessary to schedule an appointment in advance via the Internet, select the appropriate host province and the option "EU registration certificates". Au pairs will have to provide the following documents:
- two completed and signed copies of the official application form (EX-18)
- the valid passport or ID
- proof of public or private health insurance for the complete au pair stay
- proof of sufficient funds for the complete stay in Spain (the au pair contract can serve as proof).
Furthermore, it is advisable to bring along a copy of the European Agreement on the Au Pair Placement in Spanish.
Documents in other languages need to be translated into Spanish or the corresponding co-official language of the region where the application is being made
Please note: It is allowed to submit copies of the aforementioned documents. However, it is necessary to have the originals to shown when submitting the application. A processing fee must also be paid.
More information on this topic is available on the Spanish government's information page for foreign citizens.