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Au Pair in Austria - requirements

Au Pair in Austria requirements
Become an Au Pair in Austria and discover this beautiful country and its breathtaking landscapes. Did you know, that 62% of Austria's territory is covered by the Austrian Alps?

If you are looking for an abroad program that allows you to immerse about Austrian culture and society and improve your German language skills you are in the right place. 

Au Pair in Austria requirements for EU citizens

Au Pair requirements in Austria are different depending on your nationality. If you hold a passport of any EU country you will need to meet the following criteria:
  • Age: 17 - 30 years 
  • Language skills: basic German knowledge
  • Clear criminal record
  • No children of your own
If you meet the criteria then you can register as an Au Pair.
 
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Step by step into Austria!

How to become an Au Pair in Austria? It is easy if you follow these steps:
 
1
Find a Host Family in Austria
Register for free, complete your profile and search for a Host Family at AuPair.com.
 
2
Sign the contract and get your EHIC ready
Sign the contract with the Host Family and make the proper arrangements to get your European Health Insurance Card. You can also consider some additional insurance to be safe. 
 
3
Organize your trip
Book a flight, pack all you need and get ready for a great time in Austria. Be sure you have your Host Family’s contacts and other details before traveling
 
 

Au Pair in Austria requirements for non-EU citizens

If you are a national of any non European Union country then you need a visa to be an Au Pair in Austria. To apply for a visa for Austria, you will need to fulfil the following criteria: 
  • Age: 18 - 28
  • You have basic german knowledge (sometimes an A1 certificate is required) 
  • Clear criminal record
  • You don't have children of your own
  • You have a signed Au Pair contract
  • You have a health insurance valid for the complete stay in Austria 
  • You have a valid passport
  • You can cover your visa and travel expenses
  • You must not have been an Au Pair in Austria in the past 5 years
Don't forget to get in contact with the Austrian Embassy in your country to find out the specific requirements and make an appointment online. 

Note, that the visa process might take 4-12 weeks. 
 
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Au pairing in Austria - step by step:

AuPair.com will guide you through the process of becoming an Au Pair in Austria. Just follow these easy steps: 
 
1
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.
 
2
Passport check
Make sure you have a passport valid for your whole stay in Austria. 
 
3
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. 
 
4
Insurance
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.
 
5
Documents
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. 
 
6
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.
 
7
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. 

How many hours does a participant work in Austria? What is the Au Pair’s salary in Austria? Which are the rules of the program? Find out more about these regulations in the next post.
 



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