Hosting an Au Pair in Germany is a chance to experience a cultural exchange and open the door to other cultures for your kids.
This program is also an affordable and flexible child care solution. In addition, Germany’s culture makes it a very popular destination for Au Pairs. So our families have a lot of interested candidates to choose from.
Can you become a Host Family in Germany?
Welcoming an applicant to Germany is much more than only having a responsible care for your children. It also means that they are being introduced to a new culture and language.
However, to become a Host Family you will need to fulfill the following requirements:
- Have at least one child under 16 years
- German is the main language spoken at home
- Be able to afford the program expenses such as meals, salary and health insurance for Germany.
- Have a private room for the Au Pair. The room needs to have at least 8 square meters, have daylight and a door that can be locked.
- Be willing to be part of a cultural exchange and treat the Au Pair as a family member
If your family meets all these requirements you are ready to start looking for your Au Pair. Let us help you to connect with someone! Register Now and become a Host Family in Germany!
How to hire an Au Pair from a Non-EU country?
Participants from other nationalities need a visa or a residence permit for Germany. Germany has an official Au Pair program, therefore, they can apply for a special Au Pair visa at the German Embassy in their home country.
The requirements for Au Pairs from Non-European Union/EFTA member countries are:
- Age: 18 – 26
- At least basic German knowledge (In some cases, the Au Pair will need an A1 certificate)
- Passport – valid for the length of the stay
- Possibility to afford the travel expenses
- Invitation letter (required for some nationalities only)
- Motivation letter (required for some nationalities only)
If your future Au Pair meets all the requirements then you will just need to follow these steps:
1 Prepare the paperwork for the visa
Sign the Au Pair agreement and prepare the invitation letter. Although it is not always required by the German embassy or consulate, it is also a good way to explain the expectations and the purpose of the stay.
2 Take care of the Au Pair’s insurance
German Host Families are in charge of paying an Au Pair insurance for Germany which includes a liability and accident insurance too. Please keep in mind that Non-European Union applicants will need the insurance confirmation to present at their appointment at the embassy.
3 Support your Au Pair during the visa process
Stay in touch with your candidate during the German visa process and be sure everything is going as planned to obtain the visa required to become an Au Pair in Germany.
4 Registration and residence permit
Once in Germany, Non-European Union participants must transform their visa into a residence permit. The Family should help him/her during this process at the corresponding foreign office (Ausländerbehörde).
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