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Everything you need to know about becoming an au pair in Norway

Date: 26/10/2022
Author: Nanny Nina
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Becoming an au pair in Norway – What are the requirements? What does the process consist of, which documents do you need, and what exactly are you going to do as an au pair? In short, how do you become an au pair in Norway?

Au Pair Requirements

  • You are between 18 and 30 years old
  • You have some knowledge of Norwegian or English
  • You are not married and do not have any children
  • You have sufficient financial funds to fund your trip 


Au pairs and Norwegian host families sign an au pair contract which discusses the working hours, schedule, holidays, pocket money, and other rules and expectations.  

Minimum and maximum stay

Au pairs in Norway can stay in the country for up to two years. The residence permit for EU and non-EU au pairs is only valid for the length of employment within the 2-year stay, During this time, you can leave and enter Norway freely.


As an au pair in Norway, you will make 5,900 Norwegian Krones (NOK) monthly, which equates to approximately 569 EUR. You should receive your pocket money also during holidays and when you fall ill. Au pairs are subject to taxes on their monthly pocket money.

Language course

Au pairs should attend a Norwegian language course during their stay. Your host parents are responsible for paying for this course including the associated materials and travel costs. By law, your host parents should pay a minimum of 9,850 NOK toward the course.

Amount of working hours

Au pairs in Norway can work a maximum of 30 hours per week with a maximum of 5 hours per day. You cannot work more than 30 hours a week even for more pocket money.

Days off and holidays

Au pairs in Norway should have at least one day off per week and once a month this day should be a Sunday. You are also entitled to one afternoon off per week and should have enough free time to take a language course and engage in cultural activities.

According to Norwegian law, as an au pair, you should get 25 days off per year even if you haven’t spent the entire year with the family. During your holiday, you should still be paid your regular pocket money. 

Au pair insurance

Your host family is required to take out private insurance for you to cover you throughout your stay. We can help guide you in the process of choosing an insurance plan that best suits your needs.

Are you ready for a new adventure?

So, you now know what the requirements are and what the process to become an au pair in Norway consists of. So, there is only one question left:

Want to register as an au pair?

We’d love to look for a wonderful family for you!