If you are a big fan of palaces and fairy tails as a part of the history, Austria might be just the right country for you!
Learn German with a native Host Family in Austria, one of the most magic countries in the world. Enjoy the advantages of living in a big city like Vienna or experience the quite life in the mountains, Austria has it all.
- Requirements for Becoming an Au Pair in Austria
- Duties and Responsibilities of an Au Pair in Austria
- Visa Requirements
- Pocket Money
- Au Pair Blog and stories
- Age: 18- 30 years old
- Working Hours: a maximum of 19 hours/week
- Pocket Money: 405,98 euro/month
- Travel Expenses: to cover by the Au Pair
- Insurance: those Au Pairs who come from a EU-country member should apply for the European Health Insurance Card in order to be entitled to medical care once in Austria. Also, an accident and liabiliy insurance should be closed but this is not a must.
If the Au Pair doesn't belong to any of the EU-country members, then a private health, accident and liability insurance must be closed before the Au Pair stay begins.
- Visa Requirements: Au Pairs who come from a Non-EU-country member should apply for a visa once they have found a suitable Host Family in Austria.
Can I become an Au Pair in Austria?
- You are between 18 and 30 years old (Non-EU-country members: 18-28 years).
- You are healthy and don't smoke
- You have a good command of German or can communicate in English
- If you have experience with children, your chances will be higher!
What are my duties as an Au Pair?
The main responsibility of an Au Pair will be to take care of the children and perfom some duties related to child care. This will involve duties such as taking the children to school and picking them up, preparing light food, playing with them and making sure they are in good hands while their parents are not around. However, Au Pairs might also need to do some light household chores just like everybody else but they won't be considered a clean lady nor a nanny.
You will be required to apply for a visa if you don't belong to any EU-country member. In that case, we recommend you to inform yourself at the Austrian embassy placed in your home country so that you will get to know the personal requirements you need to fulfill and the documents you need to bring for your visa application in the first place. Once you know you fulfill all the requirements, you will need to ask your Host Family to send you a signed contract to prove your future stay.
In general terms, these are the main documents you will need in order to apply for your visa:
1. A signed Au Pair contract
2. A valid ID card or passport
3. A working permit type B
4. A health report
5. An invitation letter
How much pocket money will I get?
Au Pairs in Austria are entitled to get a monthly amount of 405,98 euro.
What does becoming an Au Pair in Austria cost?
At a Glance:
- Fee for the Au Pair agency (if you choose one)
- Travel expenses
- Visa expenses
- Presents for the Host Family
What about my insurance?
If you happen to come from a EU-country member, you will be entitled to apply for the European Health Insurance Card in your home country. The EHIC will allow you to receive medical care within Europe so that you won't need to close a private insurance. However, closing an accident and liability insurance is highly recommended together with your EHIC.
Au Pairs from Non-EU-country members will have to close a private health, accident and liability insurance before leaving their country.
Protrip-world will help you find the perfect insurance package for you so that you won't have to worry during your whole Au Pair stay!
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