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Au pair

15.12.2020 - Artigo

Visa information

The aim of Au Pair stays is to improve German language skills and to broaden general knowledge through experience.

To work as an AuPair in Germany you must be at least 18 years old and not older than 26 at the time of the application. For your stay, a minimum duration of 6 months is required. You are not allowed to work as an Au Pair in Germany for more than 12 months.

In general, German has to be spoken as mother tongue in the host family. If German is spoken as a family language, employment can only be permitted if the Au Pair does not come from the same country as the host parents.

Basic German language skills of at least level A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages are required.

An Au Pair stay in Germany is possible only once.


You can apply for an Au Pair Visa after setting an appointment online .

At the time of your visa appointment you have to submit the following documents in person (original plus two copies):


  • 2 completed and signed application forms for a long-term visa
  • 2 recent passport photographs
  • your national passport
  • residence permit for Portugal (not applicable for applicants from Cabo Verde)
  • visa fee 75,- Euros
  • proof of health insurance for the whole stay
  • A1 language certificate
  • passport copies of the host parents
  • AU-Pair contract
  • motivation letter


Please note that in individual cases additional documents can be required.

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