Have you ever imagined how it would be like to become an Au Pair in Belgium? Living your Au Pair adventure in a country like Belgium will give you the opportunity to learn more than one language and discover the country's culture background.
Depending on the part of the country you live, you will be able to improve your Dutch, your French or your German. So don't miss the opportunity to find your Host Family now!
- Requirements for Becoming an Au Pair in Belgium
- Duties and Responsibilities of an Au Pair in Belgium
- Visa Requirements
- Pocket Money
- Au Pair Blog and stories
- Age: 18-25 years old
- Working Hours: a maximum of 20 hours/week
- Pocket Money: 450 euro/month
- Travel Expenses: to cover by the Au Pair
- Insurance: Au Pairs coming from any of the EU-country members can apply for the European Health Insurance Card in their residence country. We also recommend the Au Pair to close a liability and accident insurance valid for the whole stay.
If the Au Pair does not belong to any of the EU-country members, both Au Pair and Host Family will share the costs of a health, accident and liability insurance.
- Visa Requirements: only Au Pairs from Non-EU-country members will need to apply for a visa and a work permit in order to enjoy their stay in Belgium.
Can I become an Au Pair in Belgium?
- You are between 18 and 25 years old
- You are healthy and don't smoke
- You have a good command of the Host Family's language or can communicate in English
- If you have experience with children, your chances will be higher!
What are my duties as an Au Pair?
Your main repsonsabilities as an Au Pair in Belgium will be taking care of the children and doing some light household duties. You wil normally have time off in the morning or in the afternoon so that you will also get to know the place you are living in and meet some new people. Some Au Pairs will be required to talk to the children in their mother tongue, so that the kids can learn a new language.
If you are required a visa in order to go to become an Au Pair in Belgium, your visa will be valid as long as you are staying with a Host Family. In order to apply for a visa, you need to call the Belgian embassy placed in your residence country so that you can inform yourself about the requirements you need to fulfill and the documents you have to provide the embassy with to get a visa.
Depending on the country you are from you will be required to have a language certificate or prove your language skills but since it varies from country to country you should ask the embassy if that will be considered a requirement to issue your visa.
In order for you to consider what are the most common documents the embassy requires to get a visa issued, you will probably need to bring:
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?
Although the pocket money you will be receiving will depend on your Host Family, but as an Au Pair in Belgium you can count on an amount of 450 euro per month.
What does becoming an Au Pair in Belgium 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?
EU-Au Pairs are recommended to apply for the European Health Insurance Card in their home country in order to be entitled to medical assistance in their host country. Despite having the EHIC, we do recommend Au Pairs to also get an accident and liability insurance.
Non-EU Au Pairs will have to close a private health, accident and liability insurance and its costs will be equally splitted between Au Pair and Host Family.
Protrip-world can help you find a suitable insurance for your Au Pair stay, regardless where you come from!
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