AuPair.com will guide you through the process of becoming an Au Pair in Austria. Just follow these easy steps:
Look for a Host Family at AuPair.com
After registering and completing your profile you can start sending messages to your potential Host Families. Read our Au Pair Wiki and the Au Pair Guidebook to learn more about our search tool.
Make sure you have a passport valid for your whole stay in Austria.
Sign the contract with the Host Family
Your Au Pair contract is necessary for your visa application at the Austrian Embassy. Make sure you read it and agree on the points established on it.
In order for your visa to be granted, you will need to prove you have a valid insurance that covers the complete length of the stay.
Make sure you get your criminal record and birth certificate. You will need to translate both to German or English and legalize them before applying for the visa.
Submit your visa application
To be an Au Pair in Austria you require a “Sonderfälle unselbständiger Erwerbstätigkeit” (Special Case of employment) visa. This is also called an Au Pair visa by some embassies.
Organize your trip
Book your flight and pack your things for this experience. Remember to keep the important documents (such as passport with visa, the contract and family contact details) with you. It is possible that you have to show them to the officer during the passport control.