Preparing everything for your stay abroad can be confusing at times and information about the requirements for the au pair visa can be hard to acquire. Each country has different requirements, depending on the au pair’s citizenship.
The following text will provide you with information about the requirements for the different countries. You can also find more useful information here.
The host family’s local immigration office and the embassies offer valuable visa-related information. The au pair can contact the embassy of the host country for information on the visa regulations. But all embassies have a document prepared for all visa applicants, so you can check if you have all the required documents. T
Below, you can find an overview of the Au Pair visa regulations for the different countries.
|Country||Age||Can have children?||Can be married?||Visa needed||No visa needed|
|Netherlands||18-30||No||No||*, 7*||EU/EFTA *8|
|Switzerland||18-25 (30)||No||No||*, 7*||EU/EFTA|
Type of Visa in Every Country
EU countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia*, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden EFTA countries: Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Switzerland
*) AU PAIRS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD ARE ACCEPTED
Working Holiday Visa (Subclass 417) for citizens of: Belgium, Canada, Republic of Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Republic of Ireland, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Taiwan or the United Kingdom Work and Holiday Visa (Subclass 462) for citizens of: Bangladesh, Chile, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Thailand, Turkey and the USA
Youth Mobility Visa for citizens of: Australia, Canada, Monaco, New Zealand and Japan Working Holiday Visa for citizens of: USA
3*) NEW ZEALAND
Working Holiday Visa for citizens of: Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Czech, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong SAR, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Latvia, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Peru, Poland, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, USA and Uruguay
Youth Mobility Scheme Visa for citizens of: Canada Working Holiday Visa for citizens of: New Zealand Student Visa for citizens of other countries
Au Pair Visa (includes Work Permit, a Work Visa, and a Residence Permit) for citizens of: Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Haiti, Ireland, Italy, Hungary, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Macedonia, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slokakei, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States
Working Holiday / Work and Travel Visa for citizens of: Australia, Belgium, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Rep. Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Ukraine and United Kingdom
7*) LOCAL/NATIONAL AGENCY NEEDED (USA, NETHERLANDS, SWITZERLAND)
No Visa needed for citizens of: EU/EFTA, Australia, Canada, Japan, Monaco, New Zeeland, South Korea, USA, Vatican City
9*) UNITED KINGDOM
Au Pair Visa / Youth Mobility Scheme for citizens of: EU/EFTA, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Japan, Monaco, Taiwan, Korea, Croatia
Working Holiday Visa in Japan for citizens of: Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Korea, France, Germany, United Kingdom, Ireland, Denmark and Norway and for residents of Taiwan and Hong Kong
The visa requirements vary from country to country and depend on the au pair’s citizenship. Au Pair and family should know the requirements of their countries. Both should check out the visa details in advance, so that they have enough time to take necessary actions.
The host family’s local immigration office generally offers valuable information and is worth checking out. The au pair can contact the embassy of the host country for information on au pair visa regulations for the respective country.
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