Help & Support
Au pair Programs and Visa Information
Not all countries have official Au pair programs, however, an Au pair can still travel to such countries and be an Au pair if a host family is available as a sponsor. Please see the links below for Au pair information by country.
Information about Au pairs in Austria:
Information about Au pairs in Canada:
Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
Information about Au pairs in Denmark:
Danish Immigration Service
EU/EEA citizens and Swiss citizens are subject to special regulations found at:
Information about Au pairs in Germany:
Au pairs from Non-EU countries need to apply for a residence permit before going to Finland.
More info see: http://www.migri.fi/working_in_finland/au_pair
See also:- http://formin.finland.fi/public/default.aspx?nodeid=15720&contentlan=2&culture=en-US
Au pairs from EU countries should please check with their country’s embassy.
Requirement for Finland: http://formin.finland.fi/public/default.aspx?nodeid=15720&contentlan=2&culture=en-US
You will need to register with the French Office of Immigration and Integration (OFII) during the first three months of their stay in France.
Au pairs from non-EEA countries have to apply for a temporary Au pair permit.
Au pairs from the EU-member states; Romania or Bulgaria will need a work permit.
For more information see: http://www.djei.ie/labour/workpermits/bulgariaromania.htm
US citizens can go to Ireland by obtaining a Work & Travel visa.
Please click here to find detailed information.
Au pairs from all other countries see student visa requirements
For further information visit www.icosirl.ie/eng/student_information/working_in_ireland
Netherlands (EU citizens)
For further information about Au pairs in the Netherlands see Au pair residence permit (VVR – verblijfsvergunning) For more information, click here and enter Exchange as your reason for stay: http://english.ind.nl/residencewizard/verblijfwijzer_content.asp?proc=komen&lang=en
In New Zealand there is no Au pair program but you can work as one under the Working Holiday Visa Scheme. For information see:
Working Holiday Scheme Immigration
For more detailed information please click here and select your country of origin.
For further information about Au pairs in Norway see:
Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI)
Working holidays for young people from Australia
Working holidays for young people from Canada (Youth Exchange)
Working holidays for young people from New Zealand
If you are a citizen of an EU / EEA / EFTA country, you no longer need to apply for a residence permit, but must submit an online registration at: http://Selfservice.udi.no/ .
Spain (non-EU citizens)
For further information about Au pairs in Sweden see: Au pair
Working Holiday Visa for citizens of Australia and New Zealand
Working Holiday Visa for citizens of Canada
The Swiss government has decided to limit the number of residence permits for Au pairs from Non-EU countries.
Contact the respective authorities in your canton for further information.
Useful information can also be found on the pages of the Swiss Federal Office for Migration - FOM
UK (non-EU citizens)
Youth mobility scheme .
To determine the type of visa for which you may be eligible, visit UK Visas .