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Most asked questions about becoming an au pair in Germany

What are the rules to become an au pair in Germany?
Requirements to become an Au Pair in Germany depend on your nationality. If you are a European Union country national:
  • Age: 18 – 30 years
  • Valid passport or ID card to register at the foreigners’ office.

If you are not a European Union national you will need a visa or residence permit.

The general visa requirements of Germany are:
  • Age: 18 – 26
  • Basic German knowledge (you have to present an A1 certificate)
  • Au Pair contract you set up with your host family
  • Health insurance valid for the whole stay in Germany (your Host Family will pay for it)
  • Valid passport
  • You need to show that you can cover your visa and travel expenses
  • Sometimes you need an invitation letter (required for some nationalities)
  • Sometimes you need a motivation letter (required for some nationalities)
Do you need to speak German in order to become an au pair in Germany?

Yes, you must have at least basic knowledge of the German language (level A1 or higher), which you also need to prove for your visa application as a non-EU citizen.

In addition, the host family in Germany will pay you 50 euros per month so that you can attend additional language courses.

What do you earn as an au pair in Germany?
You earn about 280 euros per month as pocket money. Host Families also pay 50 euros a month for the language course.
What are your au pair responsibilities?

The work of an au pair in Germany mainly consists of taking care of the children, but can be supported by household tasks such as vacuuming, loading the dishwasher and doing laundry. 

How many days off do you have as an au pair in Germany?

Au Pairs will have at least one free day per week and 4 free evenings. At least one Sunday per month must also be free. German regulations establish that Au Pairs in a one year stay will have four weeks off for their holiday. If the stay is shorter, they will have two days off in a working month.

How many hours do you need to work as an au pair?

You will need to work 30 hours per week (including babysitting) with a maximum of 6 hours per day.

According to the Bundesagentur für Arbeit (German Employment Agency), Au Pairs should have at least 4 evenings and one complete day off.

Au Pairs from Non-European Union (EU) member states are not allowed to have other jobs during their stay in Germany.

Do you need to register as an au pair in Germany?

Yes, you register at the foreign office (Ausländerbehörde) as soon as possible once you arrive in Germany.

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There is a lot to digest, right? No worries! We guide and help you through the process of becoming an au pair. We make sure everything is legal and safe for you and your host family, so you have an amazing, carefree time together. It’s quite the adventure for you and your host family, we get that, every one of us has been an au pair before becoming an au pair agent. We know exactly what you’re going through!

We love to meet you, please don’t hesitate to contact us at [email protected]

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