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Au Pair visa to Austria

Au Pair in Austria visa
Au Pairs from countries outside the European Union must apply for a visa in their homelands before they can start their adventure in Austria. In some embassies, this permit is called “Au Pair” visa. In others, it goes by the official name “Sonderfälle unselbstständiger Erwerbstätigkeit” (Special Employment Cases).

“Sonderfälle unselbstständiger Erwerbstätigkeit” Visa

This document allows young men and women between 18 and 28 years old to travel and work as Au Pairs in Austria. Au Pairs must apply for the visa through an appointment in the Austrian embassy in their home countries once they found a Host Family. To apply for the visa the Au Pair will need:
 
1
Passport
Must be valid during the whole stay, the Au Pair will need to present the original and a copy at the embassy. 
 
2
The contract
This official Au Pair document must be signed by both Au Pair and Host Family. 
 
3
Visa application form
The Au Pair must fill in the official form provided by the Austrian embassy. 
 
4
Birth certificate 
Au Pairs must present a legalized (with apostille) birth certificate translated into German or English. 
 
5
Clear criminal record with apostille
This document is normally available for request at the local police.
 
6
Confirmation of the “AMS” (Austrian Employment Office)
The Host Family must register the Au Pair at the “Arbeitsmarktservice Österreich”.
 
7
Health Insurance
Au Pairs outside the EU must contract a private health insurance in Austria. It must cover major medical expenses during the whole stay.
 
AuPair.com recommends the Au Pair to contact the embassy or the consulate.
 

What else?

  • Once in Austria, the family must register the Au Pair at the foreign office and request the residence permit. All foreign nationals who may enter Austria under the visa waiver-program (e.g. U.S. citizens, Canadians, Mexicans, Brazilians) may file their application after their arrival in Austria. However, it is recommended to apply for a residence permit before leaving for Austria to avoid having to leave the country because a residence permit is not completed within the visa-free period (90 days).
  • The visa is not a work permit. Therefore, the applicant is not allowed to work outside the family.  
  • Official authorities recommend applying for the visa three months prior to the planned departure. 




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