Au Pair in Norway – The Land of Midnight Sun

Being an Au Pair in Norway will give you the opportunity to live in a country with very high standards. The country is famous for its high life quality and being part of a family will give you an overview of a different lifestyle.

Au Pair in  Norway - At a Glance

  • Age: 18-30 years old
  • Duration of Stay: up to 2 years
  • Working Hours: maximum of 30 hours/week
  • Pocket Money: a minimum of 5,000 NOK (approximately 650 euros)/month
  • Travel Expenses: Au Pair must pay their own travel costs
  • Insurance: the host family will pay for insurance to cover the cost of emergency repatriation of the Au Pair.

Can I become an Au Pair in Norway?

In order to become an Au Pair in Norway, make sure you fulfil the following requirements:

  • You are older than 18 and younger than 29
  • You are healthy and don't smoke
  • You can speak the country's official language or have a good command in English
  • Driving license and experience in childcare will be a plus

What are my duties as an Au Pair?

Although Au Pair tasks vary from family to family, most of the activities involve caring of children. Au Pair and family should talk about the Au Pair's future chores in order to know what they can expect from each other and avoid disappointment.

Among your tasks it might be possible that the family wants you to teach their children your mother tongue in order for them to learn or improve a new language. However, you will also get the opportunity to learn the local language by living with a native family.

Visa requirements

In order to work as an Au Pair in Norway you should follow the right proceadure to get work permits; applications can take at least one month to be processed and there is no way to start your stay with this permission.

If you want to apply for your work permit you should already have an invitation from a host family, as well as the Au Pair contract signed. You must have the Au Pair work permit before you start your enter the country and it will be valid for a 2 years period.

Citizens of Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain or Sweden might be eligible for a Schengan Visa. Check here for more information.

How much pocket money will I get?

Compared to other european countries, Norway has a very high lifestyle. Spending some time in Norway as An Au Pair will give you the opportunity to live in a country with hight standards and even if Au Pair will get to earn more money, they might also need to have financial reserve.

Au Pair in Norway get a minimum monthly ammount of 5,000 NOK before tax. That means, some of that quantity will be used to cover taxes.

How much does it cost to become an Au Pair?

If you would like to be an Au Pair in Norway, you shouldn't forget there are some costs the Au Pair has to cover in order to start the adventure.

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?

You can't forget you need a health insurance if you are going to live in a foreign country. Your host family will pay the insurance to cover you in the event of repatriation due to death, illness or injury during your stay as an Au Pair but it is recommended that Au Pair get an insurance at their home 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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