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Au Pair in America - USA

Conditions:

  • Aupair stay: over 12 months. The visa is in the most cases for 13 months, so that at the end, one month often can be used for travel through the land. Three-month summer au pair programs during the U.S. summer holidays are also possible
  • Age: 18 to 26 years old
  • Education: Completed schooling
  • Language skills: basic knowledge of English
  • Experience: Extensive experience is necessary in the field of child care with children under two years old (at least 200 ours)
  • Working time: The work in the family is up to 45 hours per week and no more than 10 hours / day. 1.5 days / week and one weekend a month are free
  • Costs: The travel costs are included in the mediation fees, which the family and the aupair have to pay to the agency. Moreover, the au pair have to pay a deposit. This deposit will be refundable if the Aupair-year will be completed successfully. By unfounded or premature discontinuation due to violations of the Aupair regulations, the amount will be withheld
  • Others:
    • Correct health certificate
    • Non smoker (otherwise, a written consent of the host family is necessary)
    • Valid driver''s license (or registration for practical examination)
    • Unmarried and childless

Benefits for Aupair in family:

  • Own room and full board
  • Pocket money: At least $ 139 per week (Please ask one of the authorized U.S.-agencies)
  • Entitlement: 2 weeks over a 12 months stay (the Pocket money will be paid)
  • Holiday: 2 weeks over a 12 months stay (the Pocket money will be paid)
  • Each Au-pair must be given the opportunity and the time to take a language course (voluntarily). The family has to pay up to a 500 $ for the language course. $. In some agencies there is the possibility to visit of a language course before the au pair''s
  • The family car can often also be used for private purposes
  • The host family pays for a private illness/accident/public liability Insurance. The agency Aupair-in-Germany.de can recommend an appropriate insurance

Residence- and entry regulations:

Visa: An au pair stay in the U.S. is only possible with an approved U.S. agency. We recommend that you first find with us a nice host family, before you apply the necessary J-1 visa at one of the twelve approved U.S. agencies

Authorized Agencies:

Information about Au Pairs in the USA from US Department of State.

Aupair in Australia

Conditions

  • Aupair stay: more than 12 months. There is no minimum length of stay, however, have 6 months time to work as an au pair could be foreseen. Thus one has the possibility only 6 months with a host family to stay. Then, the au pair free, as it made the remaining months. Under certain circumstances, there is the possibility of a visa to 2 years.
    For more information please click here
  • Age: 18 - 30 years old
  • School: Completed schooling
  • Language skills: basic knowledge of English
  • Experience: Practical experience in the childcare
  • Working Time: The work in the family includes 20-35 hours / week. 1.5 days / week and one weekend a month are free of work
  • Cost: The Aupair pays travel costs. Families pay often the travel costs partly or entirely
  • Others:
    • Correct health certificate
    • Non - smoker
    • Valid driver''s license (or registration for practical examination)
    • Unmarried and childless
    • To obtain the visa, the applicant must demonstrate at least $ 5000 as resident for his backup and return
    • A private health insurance is needed before traveling to Australia B

Benefits for Aupair in family

  • Own room and full board
  • Pocket money: Approx. Australian $ 180-250 Dollar per week
  • Holiday: There is no holiday. After at least six months of your work activity, you may use the rest time of your visa for travel
  • Each Au-pair must be given the opportunity and the time to take a language course (voluntarily). The Au-pair generally has to pay for this him/herself. (Many families take on a part or the entire cost). (Full-time language teaching around 200 Australian dollars per week, for example: http://www.miltoncollege.com)/
  • The host family pays for a monthly public transport pass or arranges transport to and from the language course
  • The family car can often also be used for private purposes
  • The host family pays for a private illness/accident/public liability Insurance. The agency Aupair-in-Germany.de can recommend an appropriate insurance

Residence- and entry regulations

  • Visa: A Working Holiday Maker Visa (Subclass 417) may be imposed on nationals of the following countries: Belgium, China (HKSAR only), Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Finland, France, Britain, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Canada, Republic of Korea , Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, Taiwan, USA, Cyprus
  • Nationals of Chile, Thailand, Turkey and the U.S. with a university degree can apply for a Work and Holiday Visa (Subclass 462)
  • New Zealand nationals do not need a work permit

You can find more information on the websites of the Australian Embassy.
You can apply for the visa only online at the website of the Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs.

Aupair in Belgium

Conditions

  • Aupair-stay: Typically 6-12 months
  • Age: 18 to 26 years old
  • School: Completed schooling
  • Experience: Practical experience in the childcare
  • Language skills: German, Flemish or French basics
  • Working time: Approx. 25-35 hours per week and 2-3 times babysitting. This applies to individual agreement with the family. The norm is one free day per week and once a month a free weekend. Working time in the household may not be more than 20 hours per week. Aupair Plus: 30-40 hours per week
  • Cost: The Aupair pays travel costs. Families pay often the travel costs partly or entirely
  • Others:
    • Unmarried and childless
    • Aupairs have to go at a language school
    • Specialties:
    • At least one child of the host parents must be younger than 13 years before Aupair arrives
    • A Belgian family is also allowed to hire a Belgian Aupair, if for example, a Walloon family hires a Flemish Aupair or vice versa

Benefits for Aupair in family

  • Own room and full board
  • Pocket money: 300-400 Euro per month. By Aupair Plus program: about 450-500 per week
  • Holiday: 2 weeks over a 12 months stay (the Pocket money will be paid)
  • Each Au-pair must be given the opportunity and the time to take a language course (voluntarily). The Au-pair generally has to pay for this him/herself. (Many families take on a part or the entire cost)
  • The host family pays for a monthly public transport pass or arranges transport to and from the language course
  • The family car can often also be used for private purposes
  • The host family pays for a private illness/accident/public liability Insurance. The agency Aupair-in-Germany.de can recommend an appropriate insurance

Residence- and entry regulations

  • Aupairs from EU countries and from Iceland, Monaco, Norway and Liechtenstein just need a valid identity card or a passport for entry
  • Aupairs from non-EU countries need a valid work permit. Aupair in Belgium may not have had a work permit ever before. Moreover, the family hate to apply in addition to health insurance nor an accident and liability insurance for the au pair.
    Who want to stay more than three months in Belgium need a Shengen visa type D. You have to apply for a visa before entering in Belgium and after the family has received the employment permit and work permit B.
    The au pair have to apply for the visa at the Belgian diplomatic service or at the consulate of the country in which it lives

A host family can not obtain an employment permit for several Aupairs.
To get more information about the visa application click here

Aupair in Denmark

Conditions

  • Aupair-stay: Normally 12 months. The residence permit can not be longer than the Aupair-stay, specified in the contract. In exceptional cases the aupair stay can be 18 months
  • Age: 17 to 30 years old
  • Language skills: basic knowledge of Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, German or English language
  • Working time: 18 to 30 hours per week (3-5 hours per day) and at least one day per week are free of work
  • Cost: The Aupair pays travel costs. Families pay often the travel costs partly or entirely
  • Others:
    • At least one parent of the host family should be Danish citizen
    • An aupair contract must be closed between the aupair and host family. This is already in the application for residence permission

Benefits for Aupair in family

  • Own room and full board
  • Pocket money: Approx. 190-250 EUR per month
  • Holiday: The family can determine whether the au pair will be employed after the” Holiday Act” or by the law for special employment relationship "Act on Certain Employment Relationships in Agriculture" and whether the au pair should receive holiday pay. In this case, the host family has to inform their aupair by writing
  • Each Au-pair must be given the opportunity and the time to take a language course (voluntarily). The Au-pair generally has to pay for this him/herself. (Many families take on a part or the entire cost)
  • The host family pays for a monthly public transport pass or arranges transport to and from the language course
  • The family car can often also be used for private purposes
  • The host family pays for a private illness/accident/public liability Insurance. The agency Aupair-in-Germany.de can recommend an appropriate insurance

Residence- and entry regulations

  • Aupairs from EU countries do not need a work permit. Nevertheless, the Aupair is not allowed to make any other paid or unpaid job
  • Aupairs from Non-EU countries, who stay more than 3 months in Denmark, can apply for the residence permit after their arriving
  • The granting of a residence permit may be denied, if there is no work started during the stay of three months
  • The residence permit must prior to entry on the basis of an Aupair-contract with the Danish family
  • For applying for a residence permit at the Danish Embassy in your home country (state) must be submitted:
    • Application form for a residence and work permit (2x) and a consent
    • The application form is available either at the Consulate General in Flensburg, or you can download it by the homepage of the Danish Immigration Office: http://www.nyidanmark.dk/
    • 2 photos
    • 1 Aupair-contract, which includes information about the working and financial relationships. You can find the request here.

Further information can also be found on the website of the Danish Immigration Office.

Note: The aupair have to be registered to the Central Office of Registration (CPR Office) within the first 5 days after the entry.

Aupair in Germany

Conditions:

  • Aupair stay: Generally 6-12 months. So-called summer Aupairs (EU Aupairs) can also stay less than 6 months. A re-employment as an au pair in Germany is not possible
  • Age: 18 to 25 years old. (Aupairs from the EU countries and from Switzerland can also be 17 years old or older than 25 years).
  • Language skills: basic knowledge of German. Not required for EU-Aupairs and aupairs from countries with special status (Poland, Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Malta, USA, Canada, Israel, Japan, Australia, New Zealand) for a stay longer than 3 months
  • Experience: Child Care, Household
  • Working time: The maximum daily work period is 5 hours (alternatively 30 hours a week) including babysitting. How these hours are split up can be worked out within the family. One day per week is free
  • Cost: The Au-pair must pay for the flights there and back him/herself. In some cases the host family may offer to contribute to the costs once the Au-pair is in Germany
  • Others:

Benefits for Aupair in family

  • Own room and full board
  • Pocket money: At least 260 euros per month
  • Holiday: An Au-pair staying for a year is allowed 4 weeks holiday (24 days, a week consisting of 6 working days) or 2 working days per month. The Au-pair must discuss with his/her host family when he/she is going to take this holiday. If the Au-pair goes on holiday with the host family, this period may count as holiday if the Au-pair’s work is insignificant and his/her presence not compulsory. Granting of at least four free evenings per week
  • Each Au-pair must be given the opportunity and the time to take a language course (voluntarily). The Au-pair generally has to pay for this him/herself. (Many families take on a part or the entire cost)
  • The host family pays for a monthly public transport pass or arranges transport to and from the language course
  • The family car can often also be used for private purposes
  • The host family pays for a private illness/accident/public liability Insurance. The agency Aupair-in-Germany.de can recommend an appropriate insurance

Residence- and entry regulations

  • Aupairs from the EU countries (no visa is required):
    (France, England, Benelux, Austria, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Denmark, Greece, Ireland, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Cyprus). Aupairs from these states can enter to Germany with a valid passport without a visa and work permit
    • The aupair should be notified at the police Reporting Authority (Residents) of the host family within a week after arrival
  • Aupairs from the new EU member states and countries with special status:
    (Poland, Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Malta, USA, Canada, Israel, Japan, Australia, New Zealand). Aupairs from these states can enter to Germany with a valid passport and no visa
    • The aupair should be notified at the police Reporting Authority (Residents) of the host family within a week after arrival
    • Request for work permit procedures with the competent authority
    • Apply for a residence permit for 12 months to the competent authority
  • Aupairs from non-EU countries (visa is required):
    The aupair have to apply for an Aupair-visa in his hometown at the German Consulate in his/her home country.

Aupair information
Information and documents

Further information from the Federal Agency for Employment:
• for host families (PDF)
• Au Pairs (PDF)

Aupair in Finland

Conditions

  • Aupair stay: 6-12 months (There are no residence restrictions for EU citizens. The non-EU citizens can stay max. 34 months)
  • Age: 17 to 30 years old
  • Language skills: basic knowledge of Finnish or Swedish language or evidence of a study on Scandinavian with reference to the Finnish culture, politics and history
  • Experience: Child Care, Household
  • Working time: As a rule, 25-30 hours / week, not more than 5 hours per day for at least one day off per week
  • Cost: - The Au-pair must pay for the flights there and back him/herself. In some cases the host family may offer to contribute to the costs once the Au-pair is in Finland
  • Others:
    • Correct health certificateÂ
    • No relationship with the host family
    • No child can bring into Finland
    • Any nationality of the family members
    • A standardized Aupair contract is not available. Therefore it is recommended to drawn up the contract in writing. For applicants from non-EU countries you need we a written contract in order for a residence permit
    • Aupairs are Income Tax mandatory (tax card can be applyed to the Finnish tax office on presentation of the VERO)

Benefits for Aupair in family

  • Own room and full board
  • Pocket money: A minimum of 252 euros net per month
  • Holiday: Usually 2 days / month (24 days / year)
  • Each Au-pair must be given the opportunity and the time to take a language course (voluntarily). The Au-pair generally has to pay for this him/herself. (Many families take on a part or the entire cost)
  • The host family pays for a monthly public transport pass or arranges transport to and from the language course
  • The family car can often also be used for private purposes
  • The host family pays for a private illness/accident/public liability Insurance. The agency Aupair-in-Germany.de can recommend an appropriate insurance
  • You should obtain prior to departure the E111 form from the local health insurance company. Appropriate insurance is managed by the Agency Aupair-in-Germany.de "recommended

Residence- and entry regulations

  • Aupairs from EU-countries:
    • No work permit needed
    • No visa or residence permit required
    • For stays longer than 3 months must you must register with the local police in Finland. (With your Aupair-contract)
  • Citizens from Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, Norway and other Nordic countries have to register, instead of the police in Maistraatti (Local Register Office)
  • Aupairs from Non-EU countries:
    • Visa required
    • Residence permit must be requested in Finnish embassy or consulate in aupair home country before entering Finland
Aupair in France

Conditions

  • Aupair stay: 3 - 12 months. Max. stay is 18 months
  • Age: 18 to 27 years old
  • Language skills: French language skills are not required
  • Experience: Child care, babysitting, household
  • Working time: The work in the family is 5 hours / day and 25-30 hours / week and 2-3 evenings babysitting. (Work time can be individually discussed with the family). 1.5 days / week are work-free (once a month, this should be a Sunday)
  • Cost: The Au-pair must pay for the flights there and back him/herself. In some cases the host family may offer to contribute to the costs once the Au-pair is in France
  • Others:
    • No entries on the police certificate
    • Valid driver''s license (or registration for practical examination)
    • Unmarried and childless
    • Valid passport
    • Aupairs are Income Tax mandatory

Benefits for Aupair in family

  • Own room and full board
  • Pocket money: 260-300 â‚ Euros / month. 330-340 â‚ Euros for Aupair Plus.
  • Holiday: 1 week within a 6 months stay (the Pocket money will be paid)
  • Each Au-pair must be given the opportunity and the time to take a language course. The Au-pair generally has to pay for this him/herself. (Many families take on a part or the entire cost)
  • The host family pays for a monthly public transport pass or arranges transport to and from the language course
  • The family car can often also be used for private purposes
  • The host family pays for a private illness/accident/public liability Insurance. The agency Aupair-in-Germany.de can recommend an appropriate insurance

Residence- and entry regulations

  • Aupairs from the EU-countries:
    • A valid passport or identity card is required. (The validity of the passport must be 3 months over aupair stay)
    • For stays longer than 3 months you need a residence permit
    • The Aupair-contract must be signed by the family before entering to France
    • Attention: Aupairs from EU countries need no visa and no temporary work permit! Therefore, the formalities mentioned below can be done in France. The residence permit for students is available from the Préfecture by presentation of the passport and of the confirmation of registration for the French course.
  • The following documents must be received by the French Labor DDTEFP (Departmental Direction du Travail de l''Emploi et de la Formation Professionelle):
    • 4 copies of the Aupair-contract signed by the Aupair and the representative of the family
    • A copy of the passport
    • A registration certificate of the host family
    • Confirmation of registration for the French course with at least 3-10 hours per week
    • A health certificate for the past 3 months. (The Auairs from non-EU countries get a health certificate in the migration authority OMI - Office des Migrations Internationales in France
  • The host family must give for examination all 4 Aupair-contracts at the DDTE in the department for foreigners Service de la main d''oeuvre étrangère at their home
  • The family will receive all 4 copies back after examining. The family must send 2 Aupair contracts and a copy of the confirmation of registration for the French course to their Aupair. The DDTE consequently will give a temporary work permit.
  • Helpful Information: DDTEFP d''Indre-et-Loire (PDF), URSSAF
  • Aupairs from the non-EU countries
    • Visa (visa de long séjour) is required. Apply for a visa at the French Consulate in your home country. (2 copies of contract and confirmation of registration for the French course are required)
    • You have to report to the Préfecture of the region within 8 days after entry to France to get a temporary residence permit for students

More information is available at: French Ministry of Foreign Affairs
DDTEFP d''Indre-et-Loire (PDF)
URSSAF

Aupair in England

Conditions

  • Aupair stay: 4 - 12 months
  • Age: 18 to 27 years old. (If you are older and you have a proper education, you can work as a nanny)
  • Language skills: written and spoken English
  • Education: Completed schooling
  • Experience: childcare and help with the household
  • Working time: Maximum of 25 hours per week + 1-2 evenings babysitting). 1.5 days / week and one weekend a month are work-free
  • Aupairs from the EU countries may also be Aupair Plus (36-42 hours / week + 3-4 evenings babysitting) or as a "Mother''s help" (42-48 hours / week)
  • Cost: The Au-pair must pay for the flights there and back him/herself. In some cases the host family may offer to contribute to the costs once the Au-pair is in England
  • Others:
    • Correct police certificate
    • Unmarried and childless
    • Aupairs are Income Tax mandatory

Benefits for Aupair in family

  • Own room and full board
  • Pocket money: Approx. 40-70 pounds / week. Aupair Plus: usually at least 80 pounds / week. Mother `s help: 90 pounds per week
  • Holiday: 1 week within a 6 months stay (the Pocket money will be paid)
  • Each Au-pair must be given the opportunity and the time to take a language course (voluntarily). The Au-pair generally has to pay for this him/herself. (about 700-1500 pounds per year). (Many families take on a part or the entire cost)
  • The host family pays for a monthly public transport pass or arranges transport to and from the language course
  • The family car can often also be used for private purposes
  • The host family pays for a private illness/accident/public liability Insurance. The agency Aupair-in-Germany.de can recommend an appropriate insurance

Residence- and entry regulations

  • Aupairs from the EU countries just need a valid identity card or passport to enter in England. The validity of the statements must be beyond the length of stay by at least three months. For a longer stay, the au pair have to apply for a residence permit
  • Aupairs from the Non-EU countries will get more information about visas here
Aupair in Ireland

Conditions

  • Aupair stay: Typically 6-12 months. Aupairs from the EU countries can also stay 2-3 months.
  • Age: 18 to 27 years old
  • Language skills: basic knowledge of English language
  • Education: Completed schooling
  • Experience: childcare and help with the household
  • Working time: 25-35 hours / week + 2-3 evenings babysitting). 1.5 days / week and one weekend a month are work-free.
    Aupairs from the EU countries may also be Aupair Plus (40-45 hours / week + 3-4 evenings babysitting).
  • Cost: The Au-pair must pay for the flights there and back him/herself. In some cases the host family may offer to contribute to the costs once the Au-pair is in Ireland
  • Others:
    • Correct police certificate and health certificate
    • Unmarried and childless
    • Aupairs are Income Tax mandatory

Benefits for Aupair in family

  • Own room and full board
  • Pocket money: Approx. 75 euros / week. Aupair plus: an average of 80-100 euros per week.
  • Holiday: 1 week within a 6 months stay (the Pocket money will be paid)
  • Each Au-pair must be given the opportunity and the time to take a language course (voluntarily). The Au-pair generally has to pay for this him/herself
  • The host family pays for a monthly public transport pass or arranges transport to and from the language course
  • The family car can often also be used for private purposes
  • The host family pays for a private illness/accident/public liability Insurance. The agency Aupair-in-Germany.de can recommend an appropriate insurance.

Residence- and entry regulations

  • Aupairs from the EU countries, Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein just need a valid identity card or passport to enter in Ireland. The validity of the statements must be beyond the length of stay by at least three months.
    Aupairs from these countries have to register to the Irish police after their entry.
  • Aupairs from the non-EU countries need a student visa. I.e. the working time of 25 hours / week is not allowed.
Aupair in Iceland

Conditions

  • Aupair stay: 6-12 months. (Summer-Aupairs: also 3 months)
  • Age: 18 to 26 years old
  • Language skills: basic knowledge of English and / or Icelandic language

  • Experience: childcare and help with the household
  • Working time: 25-30 hours / week + 1-3 evenings babysitting). 2 days / week and one weekend a month are work-free.
    Aupairs from the EU countries may also be Aupair Plus (40-45 hours / week + 3-4 evenings babysitting).
  • Cost: The Au-pair must pay for the flights there and back him/herself. In some cases the host family may offer to contribute to the costs once the Au-pair is in Iceland
  • Others:
    • Correct police certificate
    • Unmarried and childless
    • Aupairs are Income Tax mandatory


Benefits for Aupair in family

  • Own room and full board
  • Pocket money: Approx. 8-10 thousand IKR per week (approx. 90 Euro / week)
  • Holiday: 1 week within a 6 months stay (the Pocket money will be paid)
  • Each Au-pair must be given the opportunity and the time to take a language course (voluntarily). The Au-pair generally has to pay for this him/herself
  • The host family pays for a monthly public transport pass or arranges transport to and from the language course
  • The family car can often also be used for private purposes
  • The host family pays for a private illness/accident/public liability Insurance. The agency Aupair-in-Germany.de can recommend an appropriate insurance.

Residence and entry regulations

  • Aupairs from the EU countries just need a valid identity card or a passport to enter in Iceland. The validity of the statements must be beyond the length of stay by at least three months.
    For a stay longer than 3 months, the au pair have to apply for a “residence permit for workers”.
    There is no residence permit required for Aupairs from Sweden, Denmark, Norway or Finland.
  • Aupairs from the non-EU countries need a “temporary residence permit”.
Aupair in Italy

Conditions

  • Aupair stay: 6-12 months. (Summer-Aupairs: also 3 months)
  • Age: 18 to 30 years old
  • Languages spoken: Basic knowledge of the English language. Knowledge of Italian language is not necessary
  • Experience: childcare and help with the household
  • Working time: As a "Standard Aupair" 30-35 hours / week + 1-3 evenings babysitting). 1 day / week, 2-3 afternoons and 3-4 evenings per week are work-free.
    As "Aupair-Plus" 40 hours / week + 2-3 evenings babysitting). 1 day / week and 3-4 evenings per week are work-free.
    As the "Mother` s help 48 hours / week + 2-3 evenings babysitting). 1 day / week and 3-4 evenings per week are work-free.
  • Cost: The Au-pair must pay for the flights there and back him/herself. In some cases the host family may offer to contribute to the costs once the Au-pair is in Italy
  • Others:
    • Correct health certificate
    • Unmarried and childless
    • Aupairs are einkommenssteuerpflichtig

Benefits for Aupair in family

  • Own room and full board
  • Pocket money:
    • "Standard Aupair": Approx. 240 Euro / month
    • "Aupair-Plus": Approx. 320 Euro / month
    • "Mother` s help”: Approx. 420 Euro / month
  • Holiday: 1 week within a 6 months stay (the Pocket money will be paid)
  • Each Au-pair must be given the opportunity and the time to take a language course (voluntarily). The Au-pair generally has to pay for this him/herself
  • The host family pays for a monthly public transport pass or arranges transport to and from the language course
  • The family car can often also be used for private purposes
  • The host family pays for a private illness/accident/public liability Insurance. The agency Aupair-in-Germany.de can recommend an appropriate insurance.

Residence- and entry regulations

  • Aupairs from the EU countries just need a valid identity card or a passport to enter in Iceland. The validity of the statements must be beyond the length of stay by at least three months.
  • Aupairs have to inform the Police Authority (Questura centrale, Commissariato or Stazione di Carabinieri) within 3 days after arriving in Italy.
  • Aupairs from the non-EU countries have to apply for a short-term visa for stays of less than 3 months. Aupairs have to apply for a visa for stays over 3 months in the Italian Embassy in their home country before they enter to Italy.
Aupair in Japan

There is no official aupair program in Japan.
Aupair applicants can come to Japan under the Working Holiday Program from the following countries:
Australia, Denmark, Germany, France, Britain, Ireland, New Zealand and Republic of Korea.

Conditions

  • Aupair stay: 6-12 months
  • Age: 18 to 30 years old. (For applicants from some countries the age limit is 25 years. You get more information about this from the Japanese Embassy.
  • Language skills: basic knowledge of Japanese language is desirable but not a prerequisite
  • Education: Completed schooling
  • Experience: childcare and help with the household
  • Working time: 25-30 hours / week + 1-3 evenings babysitting). 2 days / week and one weekend a month are work-free.
    Aupairs from the EU countries may also be Aupair Plus (40-45 hours / week + 3-4 evenings babysitting).
  • Cost: The Au-pair must pay for the flights there and back him/herself. In some cases the host family may offer to contribute to the costs once the Au-pair is in Japan
  • Others:
    • Correct police certificate and health certificate
    • Unmarried and childless
    • Valid passport

Benefits for Aupair in family

  • Own room and full board
  • Pocket money: There is no rule
  • Holiday: 1 week within a 6 months stay (the Pocket money will be paid)
  • Each Au-pair must be given the opportunity and the time to take a language course (voluntarily). The Au-pair generally has to pay for this him/herself
  • The host family pays for a monthly public transport pass or arranges transport to and from the language course
  • The family car can often also be used for private purposes
  • The host family pays for a private illness/accident/public liability Insurance. The agency Aupair-in-Germany.de can recommend an appropriate insurance.

Residence- and entry regulations

  • Aupairs have to apply for a visa at the Japanese Embassy or Consulate in their home country. The Aupair has to be notified immediately after arriving in the immigration authorities in Japan. Information of the Japanese Foreign Ministry.
Aupair in Canada

There is no official aupair program in Canada. Aupairs can come under the "Live-in Caregiver" program to Canada. This program can include the care for older or disabled people apart from the childcare. More information.

Conditions

  • Aupair stay: Typically 1 year with possibility of extension to 2 years. (Aupairs who have used the possibility of extension, can apply then for a permanent residence- and work permit in Canada)
  • Age: 18 to 30 years old
  • Language skills: basic knowledge of English or French
  • Education: Completed schooling and a six-month training or one year part time job in the field of children or the elderly and first aid. (The training should be in the last 3 years).
  • Experience: Children and the elderly
  • Working time: 40-48 hours / week
  • Cost: The Au-pair must pay for the flights there and back him/herself. In some cases the host family may offer to contribute to the costs once the Au-pair is in Canada
  • Others:
    • Correct police certificate
    • Unmarried and childless

Benefits for Aupair in family

  • Own room and full board (These benefits can be deducted from the pocket money).
  • Pocket money: depends on the province
  • Holiday: 1 week within a 6 months stay (the Pocket money will be paid)
  • Each Au-pair must be given the opportunity and the time to take a language course (voluntarily). The Au-pair generally has to pay for this him/herself
  • The host family pays for a monthly public transport pass or arranges transport to and from the language course
  • The family car can often also be used for private purposes
  • The host family pays for a private illness/accident/public liability Insurance. The agency Aupair-in-Germany.de can recommend an appropriate insurance.
    The medical insurance depends on the province.

Residence- and entry regulations

  • The Live-in-Garegevir requires an employment contract to apply for a vis. The contract he gets sent by the employer. Please contact for further information about the visa the Canadian Embassy.
  • Citizens between 18-35 years old from the following countries can take part on a 12 month Work and Travel program:
    Australia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, South Korea, Sweden.
  • After the applicant gets the visa, he will be informed about new work and new employer.
  • The participants of the Work and Travel program needs a medical and public liability insurance before traveling to Canada.

Aupair in Liechtenstein

The host family may not speak the same language as the Aupair
A parent of the host family must always be home (except for single parents

Conditions

  • Aupair stay: Maximum 12 months (without possibility of extension)
  • Age: at least 17 years old
  • Language skills: basic knowledge of German
  • Working hours: Maximum 30 hours per week
  • Cost: The Au-pair must pay for the flights there and back him/herself. In some cases the host family may offer to contribute to the costs once the Au-pair is in Liechtenstein

Benefits for Aupair in family

  • Own room and full board
  • Pocket money:
    • For Aupairs under 18 years old: CHF 1705 .- minus food and lodging (CHF 720 -). German course costs, social security and accident insurance are managed by the host family.
    • Aupairs over 18 years old: CHF 1835 .- minus food and lodging (CHF 720 -).
  • Holiday: 1 week within a 6 months stay (the Pocket money will be paid)
  • Each Au-pair must be given the opportunity and the time to take a language course (compulsary). (Proof in the Immigration- and Passport Office is mandatory)
  • The host family pays for a monthly public transport pass or arranges transport to and from the language course
  • The family car can often also be used for private purposes
  • The host family pays for a private illness/accident/public liability Insurance. The agency Aupair-in-Germany.de can recommend an appropriate insurance. The family pays for a short-term residence permit (around 110, - to 170th - CHF, depending on home country of aupair)

Residence- and entry regulations

  • Aupairs from EU countries and Switzerland need no visa. The host family must apply for a short-term residence permit at Immigration- and Passport Office at least 2 weeks before their Aupair. It will require a contract of employment and a school certificate of attendance at a German language course.
  • Aupairs from non-EU countries have to apply for a visa at the Swiss Embassy in their home country. The host family must apply for a short stay permit at Immigration and Passport Office no later than four weeks (1 month) before their Aupair entry. The following documents are required:
    • Employment contract
    • School certificate of attendance at a German language course (including proof of deposit)Â
    • Warranty Statement
    • Maintenance Guarantee
Aupair in LuxembourgÂ

Conditions

  • Aupair stay: Typically 12 months. (Maximum 24 months)
  • Age: 18 to 27 years old
  • Language skills: basic knowledge of German or French
  • Education: Completed schooling
  • Experience: childcare and household help
  • Working time: 25-30 hours / week, 2-3 evening babysitting. 1 day /week and 1 weekend a month are work-free
  • Cost: The Au-pair must pay for the flights there and back him/herself. In some cases the host family may offer to contribute to the costs once the Au-pair is in Luxembourg
  • Others:
    • Valid passport or identity card
    • Unmarried and childless

Benefits for Aupair in family

  • Own room and full board
  • Pocket money: 200-240 EUR / month
  • Holiday: 1 week within a 6 months stay (the Pocket money will be paid)
  • Each Au-pair must be given the opportunity and the time to take a language course (voluntarily). The Au-pair generally has to pay for this him/herself
  • The host family pays for a monthly public transport pass or arranges transport to and from the language course
  • A family car can often also be used for private purposes
  • The host family pays for a private illness/accident/public liability Insurance. The agency Aupair-in-Germany.de can recommend an appropriate insurance.

Residence- and entry regulations

  • Aupairs from the EU countries just need a valid identity card or a passport for entry. However, the validity of the statements must be beyond the length of stay by at least of three months.
  • Aupairs from the Non-EU countries need a visa.
Aupair in Mexico

There is no official aupair program in Mexico. Therefore, there is no special visa. For more information, contact the Mexican consulate please.

Aupair in New Zealand

There is no classic au pair program in New Zaeland. There is the so-called "Live-in Caregiver Program" or the "Working Holiday Program". It is also possible to make any other job.

Conditions

  • Aupair stay: Typically 6-12 months in the host family. (Maximum 23 months for working holiday makers from Britain and 6 months for working holiday makers from Singapore and from Malaysia). The full 12 months can also be used for other jobs or travels in New Zealand
  • Age: 18 to 30 years old. (Note: Men are called "Live-in Caregiver not allowed!)
  • Language skills: basic knowledge of English
  • Education: Completed schooling
  • Experience: childcare and household help
  • Working time:Â
    • Live-in Caregivers: 25-30 hours / week and free weekend
    • Working Holiday Makers: 30-35 hours / week.
  • Cost: The Au-pair must pay for the flights there and back him/herself. In some cases the host family may offer to contribute to the costs once the Au-pair is in New Zealand
  • Others:
    • Valid passport with a validity of at least 3 months after the planned departure from New Zealand
    • Unmarried and childless
    • Correct police certificate
    • A private medical insurance is required before traveling to New Zealand. (The agency Aupair-in-Germany.de can recommend an appropriate insurance).

Benefits for Aupair in family

  • Own room and full board
  • Pocket money: Approx. 100-150, - NZ $ per week
  • Holiday: After a working time of at least 6 months you can use the rest time for travels
  • Each Au-pair must be given the opportunity and the time to take a language course (voluntarily). The Au-pair generally has to pay for this him/herself
  • The host family pays for a monthly public transport pass or arranges transport to and from the language course
  • A family car can often also be used for private purposes

Residence- and entry regulations

  • You need a working holiday visa for the Working Holiday Program and for the Live-in Caregivers Program.
  • Applicants from Germany can apply for the visa at the New Zealand Embassy. The following documents are required for the visa application:
    • passport
    • postal address
    • Email Address
    • a credit card to pay (about 120, - EUR)

You get different information about the visa application depending on your nationality.
Please click here.

Aupair in Netherlands

Conditions

  • Aupair stay: Typically 3 - 12 months.
  • Age: 18 to 25 years old
  • Language skills: basic knowledge of English language
  • Experience: childcare and household help
  • Working time: 25-30 hours / week. 2 days / week and one weekend a month are work-free
  • Cost: The Au-pair must pay for the flights there and back him/herself. In some cases the host family may offer to contribute to the costs once the Au-pair is in Netherlands
  • Others:
    • Correct police certificate
    • Unmarried and childless
    • Aupairs are Income Tax mandatory

Benefits for Aupair in family

  • Own room and full board
  • Pocket money: Approx. 300-350 EUR / month
  • Holiday: 1 week within a 6 months stay, and 2 weeks within a 12 months stay (the Pocket money will be paid)
  • Each Au-pair must be given the opportunity and the time to take a language course (voluntarily). The Au-pair generally has to pay for this him/herself
  • The host family pays for a monthly public transport pass or arranges transport to and from the language course
  • A family car can often also be used for private purposes
  • The host family pays for a private illness/accident/public liability Insurance. The agency Aupair-in-Germany.de can recommend an appropriate insurance.

Residence- and entry regulations

  • Aupairs from the EU countries and from Australia, Canada, Japan, Liechtenstein, Monaco, New Zealand and Norway just need a valid identity card or passport to enter. The validity of the statements must be beyond the length of stay by at least of three months.
  • Aupairs from non-EU countries need in addition to a visa an authorization for temporary stay.

For further information please refer to the "IND Residence Wizard"

Aupair in Norway

Conditions

  • Aupair stay: Typically 6-12 months. (There is no stay limit for Aupairs from the EU countries. The stay limit is 24 months for Aupairs from the non-EU countries)
  • Age: 18 to 30 years old
  • Language skills: basic knowledge of Norwegian and English language skills
  • Education: completed schooling
  • Experience: childcare and household help
  • Working time: 30 hours / week. Two days per week and once a month a free weekend. For Aupair Plus: up to 42 hours / week.
  • Cost: The Au-pair must pay for the flights there and back him/herself. In some cases the host family may offer to contribute to the costs once the Au-pair is in Norway
  • Others:
    • Valid passport or identity card
    • Medical certificate
    • Aupairs are Income Tax mandatory

Benefits for Aupair in family

  • Own room and full board
  • Pocket money: Approx. 300-350 EUR / month.
    Aupair Plus approx 400-420 EUR / month
  • Holiday: 1 week within a 6 months stay, and 2 weeks within a 12 months stay (the Pocket money will be paid)
  • Each Au-pair must be given the opportunity and the time to take a language course (voluntarily). The Au-pair generally has to pay for this him/herself
  • The host family pays for a monthly public transport pass or arranges transport to and from the language course
  • A family car can often also be used for private purposes
  • The host family pays for a private illness/accident/public liability Insurance. The agency Aupair-in-Germany.de can recommend an appropriate insurance.

Residence- and entry regulations

  • Aupairs from the EU countries just need a valid identity card or a passport for entry. The Aupair must be notified at the local police authority by presenting the identity card or passport and the invitation letter from the host family within one week after arrival in Norway.
  • The following documents are required:
    • identity card or passport
    • 4 passport photos
    • Copy of recent school certificate or job training reference
    • a copy of the application to a language school
    • Copy of birth certificate
    • a copy of the Aupair contract
    • Medical Certificate
  • Aupairs from the Non-EU countries have to apply for a visa at Norwegian embassy or Norwegian consulate in their home country.

Please contact for more information the „Norwegian Directorate of Immigration“ and „Work permits in Norway“.

Aupair in Austria

Conditions

  • Aupair stay: Typically 10-12 months. (Summer-aupairs can also stay 1-3 months in Austria)
  • Age: 18 to 28 years old
  • Language skills: basic knowledge of German language
  • Education: completed schooling
  • Experience: childcare and household help
  • Working time: 25-30 hours / week. One day per week and one weekend are work-free
  • Cost: The Au-pair must pay for the flights there and back him/herself. In some cases the host family may offer to contribute to the costs once the Au-pair is in Austria
  • Others:
    • Valid passport or identity card
    • Unmarried and childless
    • Medical certificate

Benefits for Aupair in family

  • Own room and full board
  • Pocket money: EUR 366 per month
  • Holiday: 1 week within a 6 months stay, and 2 weeks within a 12 months stay (the Pocket money will be paid)
  • Each Au-pair must be given the opportunity and the time to take a language course (voluntarily). The Au-pair generally has to pay for this him/herself
  • The host family pays for a monthly public transport pass or arranges transport to and from the language course
  • A family car can often also be used for private purposes
  • The host family pays for a private illness/accident/public liability Insurance. The agency Aupair-in-Germany.de can recommend an appropriate insurance.

Residence- and entry regulations

  • Apairs from the EU countries do not need a residence permit. But if you stay over 3 months, you have to apply for a certificate of registration at the residence authority.
  • Aupairs from non-EU countries have to apply for a visa.

Please contact the “Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Labour” for more information:
Au Pair Information
Aupair-standard contract

Aupair in PortugalÂ

Conditions

  • Aupair stay: Typically 6-12 months. (Aupairs from the EU countries can stay longer, because there are no residency restrictions)
  • Age: 18 to 27 years old
  • Language skills: basic knowledge of English and Portuguese language are prefered
  • Education: completed schooling
  • Experience: childcare and household help
  • Working time: 25-30 hours / week + 2-4 evenings babysitting). At least 1 day / week is work-free
  • Cost: The Au-pair must pay for the flights there and back him/herself. In some cases the host family may offer to contribute to the costs once the Au-pair is in Portugal
  • Others:
    • Medical certificate
    • Unmarried and childless
    • Aupairs are Income Tax mandatory

Benefits for Aupair in family

  • Own room and full board
  • Pocket money: 200-250 Euro / month
  • Holiday: 1 week within a 6 months stay, and 2 weeks within a 12 months stay (the Pocket money will be paid)
  • Each Au-pair must be given the opportunity and the time to take a language course (voluntarily). The Au-pair generally has to pay for this him/herself
  • The host family pays for a monthly public transport pass or arranges transport to and from the language course
  • A family car can often also be used for private purposes
  • The host family pays for a private illness/accident/public liability Insurance. The agency Aupair-in-Germany.de can recommend an appropriate insurance.

Residence- and entry regulations

  • Aupairs from the EU countries just need a valid identity card or passport to enter. The validity of the statements must be beyond the length of stay by at least of three months.
  • Aupairs from the Non-EU countries have to apply for a visa.
Aupair in SpainÂ

Conditions

  • Aupair stay: Typically 6-12 months (Aupairs from the EU countries can stay longer, because there are no residency restrictions)
  • Age: 18 to 27 years old
  • Languages: Spanish and basic knowledge of English language
  • Education: completed schooling
  • Experience: childcare and household help
  • Working time: 30 hours / week + 1-2 evenings babysitting. One day per week and once a month a weekend are work-free.
  • Cost: The Au-pair must pay for the flights there and back him/herself. In some cases the host family may offer to contribute to the costs once the Au-pair is in Spain
  • Others:
    • Valid passport or identity card
    • Unmarried and childless
    • Medical certificate
    • Aupairs are Income Tax mandatory

Benefits for Aupair in family

  • Own room and full board
  • Pocket money: at least EUR 300 per month
  • Holiday: 1 week within a 6 months stay, and 2 weeks within a 12 months stay (the Pocket money will be paid)
  • Each Au-pair must be given the opportunity and the time to take a language course (voluntarily). The Au-pair generally has to pay for this him/herself
  • The host family pays for a monthly public transport pass or arranges transport to and from the language course
  • A family car can often also be used for private purposes
  • The host family pays for a private illness/accident/public liability Insurance. The agency Aupair-in-Germany.de can recommend an appropriate insurance.

Residence- and entry regulations

  • Apairs from the EU countries just need an identity card or a passport for entry. The validity of the statements must be beyond the length of stay by at least of three months.
    Aupairs need a residence permit for stays over 3 months.
  • Aupair from Non-EU countries are not allowed to work as Aupair in Spain.
Aupair in SwedenÂ

Conditions

  • Aupair stay: Typically 6-12 months. (Aupairs from the EU countries can stay longer, because there are no residency restrictions. Aupairs from the Non-EU countries can stay max. 24 months)
  • Age: 18 to 30 years old
  • Language skills: basic knowledge of Swedish and English language
  • Education: completed schooling
  • Experience: childcare and household help
  • Working time: 25-30 hours / week. One day per week and one weekend a month are work-free
  • Cost: The Au-pair must pay for the flights there and back him/herself. In some cases the host family may offer to contribute to the costs once the Au-pair is in Sweden
  • Others:
    • Valid passport or identity card
    • Unmarried and childless
    • Medical certificate
    • Aupairs are Income Tax mandatory

Benefits for Aupair in family

  • Own room and full board
  • pocket: generally around 3600 SEK, about 360 EUR / month.
  • Holiday: 1 week within a 6 months stay, and 2 weeks within a 12 months stay (the Pocket money will be paid)
  • Each Au-pair must be given the opportunity and the time to take a language course (voluntarily). The Au-pair generally has to pay for this him/herself
  • The host family pays for a monthly public transport pass or arranges transport to and from the language course
  • A family car can often also be used for private purposes
  • The host family pays for a private illness/accident/public liability Insurance. The agency Aupair-in-Germany.de can recommend an appropriate insurance.

Residence- and entry regulations

  • Aupairs from the EU countries have not to apply for a visa. The validity of the statements must be beyond the length of stay by at least of three months.
    Aupairs have to apply for a residence permit at the Swedish Migration Board, or before departure at the Swedish Consulate General, if they want to stay over 3 months.
  • Aupairs from Non-EU countries have to apply for a visa at the Swedish Embassy in their home country.

Information and forms:
Work permits for aupair
Work permits for aupair empoyment of non-EU and non-EEA
Application for a work permit and / or a residence permit for Aupairs

Reference of employment for Aupairs from the EU and the EEA

Aupair in SwitzerlandÂ

Conditions

  • Aupair-stay: Typically 9-12 months
  • Age: 17 to 30 years old. (Aupairs from Non-EU countries: 18-25 years old)
  • Language skills: basic knowledge of French or German language
  • Education: completed schooling
  • Experience: childcare and household help
  • Working time: 30 hours / week, 2-3 times evening babysitting. One free day per week and one weekend per month are work-free
  • Cost: The Au-pair must pay for the flights there and back him/herself. In some cases the host family may offer to contribute to the costs once the Au-pair is in Swiss
  • Others:
    • Valid passport or identity card
    • Unmarried and childless
    • Aupairs are Income Tax mandatory

Benefits for Aupair in family

  • Own room and full board
  • Pocket money: 550-720 USD / month
  • ticket for public transportation to school
    •Holiday: at least 4 weeks in a 12-month stay
  • Each Au-pair must be given the opportunity and the time to take a language course (compulsary). The Au-pair generally has to pay for this him/herself
  • The host family pays for a monthly public transport pass or arranges transport to and from the language course
  • A family car can often also be used for private purposes

Residence- and entry regulations

  • Aupairs from Germany are just allowed to work in welsh speaking Swiss and not in german speaking Swiss.
  • Aupairs from the EU countries just need a valid identity card or a passport for entry. The validity of the statements must be beyond the length of stay by at least of three months.
  • After entry, the Aupair has to be notified at the competent registration office.
  • Aupairs from non-EU countries have to apply for a visa. The placement must be through a recognized agency.
  • The host family has to apply for a residence permit at the competent cantonal authority
    prior to the entry of the Aupair.

 

 

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