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Allow Au Pairs to enter Germany, France & Norway - Petition

by Julia
Enabling Au Pairs to enter the country - Petition


The entry stop for Au Pairs unnecessarily increases the burden on families: Au Pairs, especially from third countries, must be allowed to enter again, even now under the Corona restriction. Au Pair visas must be issued quickly and without major bureaucratic hurdles. More than 15,000 families in Germany depend on the support of an au pair. Since March, no au pairs from third countries have been able to enter Germany and it is not yet clear when they will be able to enter again. 
Although an Au Pair only supports the family with childcare for a few hours a day, it contributes to a large extent to the parents' ability to combine family and career. Now, during the restrictions imposed by the Corona crisis, it is mainly women who reduce their working hours in order to cope with childcare.
Is it really politically desired that society should return to supposedly outdated role patterns - the woman stays at home while the man goes to work? We are not yet talking about the long-term risks for women's career paths, with all the disadvantages that this entails, including poverty in old age.
Thousands of Au Pairs would like to get to know the language and culture of the country by living with a host family and thus broaden their general education. For many, the time of travel is only possible in a certain phase of life and cannot be postponed until later. Even in times of Corona, young people need the chance to broaden their horizons and develop personally. We therefore urgently request an exemption for the entry of Au Pairs. 
We have submitted a petition to the German Bundestag to allow Au Pairs to enter Germany again and to obtain a special regulation for Au Pairs. We ask for your cooperation by signing the petition.
If you sign the petition, you can tell the government why you need an Au Pair in your situation. In this way the responsible politicians will get a clearer picture of why they have to act.
Even if you yourself do not need an Au Pair at the moment, please support the families who need an au pair now more than ever.


The situation is very similar in France, where no Au Pair visas are being issued and candidates from Third countries are left out from the program. Au Pairs are still not considered essential workers:
"The French government should consider issuing the jeune au pair visa again as au pairs are essential workers in their own right and make postive contributions to the society and not just as cultural exchange students."
That is why we decided to offer our support to Tanatswa Taruvinga, a young Au Pair who submitted a petition to the French government, demanding to allow candidates from third countries to become Au Pairs in France.
Again, we ask for your cooperation by signing this petition.


Some days ago we have received a message from Nimcel, an Au Pair candidate who wants to go to Norway. She says: 

"I am humbly asking for help for us aspiring au pairs bound for Norway who are patiently waiting to when Norway opens its door for au pairs. As of the moment , applicants who live outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland cannot travel to Norway due to the corona situation, UDI do not process au-pair applications from these countries now. A lot of au pairs like me, are still waiting for our visa to be process by the UDI. Some of these au pairs has been waiting for a year without any certainty if they can still be able to travel to Norway and experience Norwegian culture. Some host families are withdrawing their application with their au pairs since they can't wait any longer. And their are au pairs can no longer fulfill their dreams to experience cultural exchange because their age exceeded the age requirement while waiting for any good news from UDI."

She and other Au Pairs have started a petition to collect signatures for allowing Au Pairs to enter Norway. In Germany, we have already showed how impactful a petition can be, so sign the petition for Norway now and support your fellow Au Pairs. 
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Some Thoughts...
Jul, 03, 2020 - 10:07 pm
Thank you for your support and interest
, | Jul, 06, 2020 - 12:07 pm
Thank you Samria for your support <3
Jul, 04, 2020 - 03:07 pm
This is a best way and consern about it, its really help to you . Don't give up. Saty safe and healthy. And thank you aupair Team. Best of luck.
, | Jul, 06, 2020 - 12:07 pm
Thank you so much! We hope we can achieve a good result for you!
Jul, 05, 2020 - 04:07 pm
Being an Aupair is the best way to reach and experience the love of the world and service to humanity
, | Jul, 06, 2020 - 12:07 pm
Hi Daniel,

This is exactly what we think! Much love and support <3
Jul, 05, 2020 - 05:07 pm
Ich bedanke mich bei ihnen für die Hilfe
, | Jul, 06, 2020 - 12:07 pm
Hallo Merveille,

wir freuen uns, unsere Au Pairs zu unterstützen! Danke für deine Stimme!
Jul, 08, 2020 - 08:07 pm
Well this is a more humanity and loving opportunity of the world to get closer and support families in such manner that one get relax of their kids routine life support in a better way...
, | Jul, 09, 2020 - 09:07 am
Exactly <3
Aug, 01, 2020 - 10:08 am
I pray that we stay healthy and safe so that every family can have a Au pair and every Au pair can have a family
, | Aug, 03, 2020 - 10:08 am
Hello Evelyn,

Thank you for your positive vibes! We hope so, too!
Aug, 28, 2020 - 02:08 pm
Danke !
Aug, 28, 2020 - 11:08 pm
This is the best support thanks
Aug, 29, 2020 - 05:08 am
There are families waiting for us au pairs. We have the right to come to the host country, to improve our language skills, and to be a part of our host family's lives. We want to be heard and we matter too.
Aug, 29, 2020 - 12:08 pm
I want to be an aupair,Your help will be appreciated. I hope we all stay healthy and safe during this trying times.
Aug, 29, 2020 - 02:08 pm
Its all about humanity and equality. Especially woman who bury their dreams for home duties and single fathers.Kids need love and attention lets also think about parents who work day and night without rest. The fundamental law of humans is interdependence, A person is a person through other persons. I really hope for the best outcome.
Aug, 29, 2020 - 03:08 pm
I pray for every family to meet their dream aupair stay safe be blessed
Aug, 29, 2020 - 04:08 pm
Porque nao deichar aupair entra no pais elas so ajuda vamos com segurança nos prptegendo e protegendo a familia
Aug, 29, 2020 - 05:08 pm
Wooow this is good thing from you .... Wish you all the best and this petition will go through .... there's nothing good like being an aupair .. playing with kids woow , getting to learn new culture
Sep, 14, 2020 - 04:09 pm
Les filles au paire sont essentiel à la france ça permet au français de travailler même en période de confinement
Oct, 19, 2020 - 07:10 pm
Being and au-pair it make really sense and in this situation it really helps to be in patients.don't worry.everything will be in place as soon as possible.
Nov, 15, 2020 - 07:11 pm
This is really frustrating. Host families have been patient enough waiting for us. Hoping we will come soon. I plan on arriving January. And up till now no update or any news on if we will be able to enter soon. Please is there any recent update if is possible for third world countries to go to Germany soon?
, | Nov, 16, 2020 - 08:11 am
Hello Mima,

Thank you for your comment. Please get in touch with the German embassy as soon as possible. They can inform you about the current situation. We wish you all the best!
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