Advise for 19 yo going to Italy to nanny

May 31st, 2008, 08:02 AM
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She should not expect everyone around her to speak English. I'd urgently recommend her to start learning Italian, if she hasn't already done so, immediately. Well, she'll have to communicate with the kids, she'll have to go shopping etc. etc. etc.
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May 31st, 2008, 08:07 AM
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I would suggest to read agaun MissPrism's earlier posting. The link she posted gives you the info how au pair visa for non-EU citizens are handled.

Being enrolled in a language class in the host country seems vital for obtaining the status of an au pair, and thus the long-stay visa.

Does not look like rocket science, so I wonder why someone should avoid taking the legal route.

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May 31st, 2008, 09:15 AM
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Sorry if it appeared that I was advising the OP's daughter's friend to NOT get the visa and work papers. I did not mean to do that ... was merely responding to her question of what my own daughter's experience as an au pair in Italy had been.

I agree that there has definitely been a tightening of security over recent years, and also I did post that it was the family who made the decision for her not to get the papers (they advised her on this matter before she arrived in Rome). My daughter was aware that after her initial three months in Italy, she could have been asked to leave at any time.

My daughter did attend language school in Rome (Dante Alegheri)- even so, obtaining the work permits would have been a big problem (according to the family she worked for) since priority for any type of permission to work is for EU citizens.
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