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Austria - Au Pair insurance and contract

Au pair insurance Austria
The contract and the insurance are basic documents for every stay. In this post we share some important information that might help our users to get everything in order.

The Au Pair contract in Austria

Austria does not have an official contract for Au Pairs. You can use the Aupair.com contract. Remember that both Au pair and Host Family must sign the contract. Some important points to include are:

Termination of the contract

When the Host Family and the Au Pair cannot solve their differences after a few weeks then they can agree on terminating the contract. Each part has to give the other a two week notice period. During this time, the participant must find a new family and vice versa. If the Au Pair comes from a country outside the EU and she/he cannot find another family during this period, then, she/he will need to return to his/her home country. 
 

 

The Au Pair insurance

Austrian Social Security (Österreichische Sozialversicherung) manages the Health Insurance in Austria . Au Pairs from EU member states are also entitled to it through the European Health Insurance Card. Citizens from the countries outside the EU must contract a private health insurance valid in Austria.
 

Health insurance for the EEA citizens in Austria

Applicants from the EEA have access to public health care through the European Health Insurance Card. Citizens must apply for this card in their home country. 
 
Please keep in mind that the services covered by the EHIC vary depending on the country. Therefore, it is important to check the specific regulations with the Austrian Social Security. AuPair.com recommends to purchase an aditionall travel insurance for extended protection and to ensure a safe stay in the country.

Health insurance for the non-EEA citizens in Austria

Au Pairs from non-EEA countries must contract a private Health Insurance valid in Austria. The insurance must cover the whole Au Pair stay and major medical expenses such as surgeries. 

For an employment where the Au Pair gets less than 425,70 Euros, it's enough to get a compulsory accident insurance. A health insurance can be negotiated with a privaty insurance company. It is important that the insurance is valid in Austria if it has been negotiated in a foreign country. The insurance has to be valid during the whole stay and should cover special medical service just like surgeries.  
 
Especially Au Pairs from countries that do not belong to the European Union have to work 18 hours a week and can't get less than 425,70 Euros, because the amounts of working hours and payment are a requirement for the residence in Austria. 
 
The insurance is also needed for the Austrian visa application, so the applicant must have a valid one before the appointment at the embassy. 

Car insurance and driving license

Some Au Pairs will need to drive while being in Austria. To do so, it is important to have a valid driving license. If the Au Pair has a valid EU driver’s license, she/he can drive in Austria for six months, after that it is recommended that the Au Pair exchanges it for an Austrian driving license but this is not mandatory. 
 
If the Au Pair has a license from a non-EU country, then she/he will need to exchange it within the first six months of being in Austria. The regulations may vary according to the country where the driving license was issued, therefore, we recommend consulting it with the local authorities.
 
The Au Pair should have an accident insurance and should agree the terms of use from the car with the family. 
 

What else?

  • Austria has an official Au Pair program which means you can apply to the visa in Austria under the “Sonderfälle unselbständiger Erwerbstätigkeit” scheme.


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