The Andorran authorities recognise BASI's Alpine, Snowboard, Nordic and Telemark qualifications, but a Level 2 instructor is required to complete an additional 4 days training to match the hours of training for candidates on Andorran courses. An on-snow course as part of the BASI Level 3 ISIA would count towards these hours.
Although its currency is the Euro, Andorra is not part of the EU, so a work permit is required to be able to work there. A medical check-up is part of the application for a work permit and is carried out by the Andorran immigration service. Ski schools will help with payment and organisation of work permits. In addition the medical check must be repeated every 2 years.
It is also essential to obtain a prosecution history from the police to present with other paperwork. In the UK, this is available from www.disclosurescotland.co.uk (Scotland). This information must be no more than 3 months old but may take up to 6 weeks to obtain, so this should be obtained before arriving in Andorra.
Important Note: In the past there have been problems with paperwork from BASI members going missing in Andorra. Please ensure that you have a personal contact in Andorra to assist with your application process. Please Note: Working independently is not permitted as under Andorran law it is illegal to teach outside of a locally recognised ski school.