Useful information for your trip to Spain as Aupair.

1. Spanish Visas, Entry requirements & Insurance.

2. Weather in Spain

3. Tourism in Spain

4. Learning Spanish

5. Useful Information


1. Spanish Visas and Entry Requirements (

Web Ministry of Foreign Affairs  ; Travel Tips

 The documents required to travel to Spain vary according to the country of origin. Given that conditions may vary, we suggest that you contact the Spanish Embassy or Consulate to verify these requirements before you start your trip.

If you are a citizen of the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein: you need a valid passport or ID card.

If you come from another country you must present a valid passport or a Visa, which will allow you to remain in Spain for a maximum period of 90 days. We suggest that you contact the Spanish Embassy or Consulate in your own cournty to verify these requirements.

Canadians and New Zealanders: Canadians can work in Spain under the Youth Mobility Scheme, and New Zealanders can work under the Working Holiday Programme.

Applying Student-visa for periods exceeding 3 months: You need to be enrolled in a Spanish officially-recognised, public or private academic institution in order to take courses before leaving your home country. Proof of payment of a medical insurance policy and providing evidence that you can afford your stay in Spain. However, you need to clarify this issue in advance with the Spanish embassy.

Upon arrival in Spain, you should register at the Oficina de Extranjería (aliens registration office) in order to apply for the residence permit.

Within one week of arriving, the applicant must register at the Oficina de Empadronamiento (residents’ registration office) to confirm their address with the host family.


Remember that You are responsible for your Medical Cover:

Medical Cover: by national social security legislation, through the European Health Insurance Card (for EU citizens) or by private medical insurance to be arranged by the aupair (required for non-EU citizens).

Citizen from non-EU countries, should contact their national health care provider to find out if there is any coverage what so ever while abroad, or if the entity of health insurance while abroad must be purchased with a private insurance company.

For EU citizen who have an E111 card, the Social Health Security of Spain will cover the costs if sick and requiring medical treatment. It is important to apply for the E111 card before leaving the home country. Alternatively, an EU citizen au pair can register with Spanish health and social insurance (“Seguridad Social”) upon arrival in the host country and cover basic costs. The au pair should contact the Seguridad Social in Spain clarification on ones insurance coverage.

INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL INSURANCE for au pairs , we currently recommend Dr Walter PROTRIP-WORLD Insurance; more than just an ordinary travel health insurance policy. In addition to comprehensive health insurance abroad, it also provides you with accident, liability, baggage and assistance insurance: Purchase Online Now

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2. Weather in Spain:

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3. Tourism in Spain, Travel Tips. -Spain’s official tourism portal. -Tourism in Madrid. – Europe information.

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4. Learning Spanish

Spaneasy MADRID: More than a Spanish academy, offers different programs tailored to your needs, delivered in dynamic classes and a variety of activities that will make you immerse yourself completely and live a real Spanish experience. F&A Aupairs will have a special discount, please visit their website for further information.

Spanish Classes ONLINE: Lingualia is a social network that applies artificial intelligence to language learning (Web, iPhone, Android). Introducing Lingu – your made-to-measure teacher. Lingu is based on artificial intelligence which means he can automatically personalise each and every course to suit the student’s level across a variety of disciplines, their free time, and their motivation.

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5. Useful Information

Useful advise from the official website for tourism in Spain

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