Belgium does not require an official contract for the Au Pair stay. Therefore, you can use our sample Au Pair contract which includes detailed and important aspects to keep in mind. It needs to be signed by both the participant and the family. Some of the most important points to include in this document are:
If the Host Family and the Au Pair have irreconcilable differences or there is a situation beyond their control that interrupts the stay, then they can terminate the contract. It is important that both parties respect the two weeks notice period during which the Au Pair can find another Host Family and vice versa. If the applicant requires a visa for Belgium and cannot find new hosts before the visa expires, then she/he must return home.
Health Care in Belgium is managed by the Social Security system (Securité Sociale). If the Au Pair has a European Union citizenship then she/he is also entitled to the European Health Insurance Card. If that is not the case, then the applicant will have to get a private Health Insurance.
In addition to the regular Belgium insurance system, you can find out about AuPair.com partner companies like Dr. Walter or Care Concept that provide insurance to the participants from all over the world.
Health insurance for the EEA citizens in Belgium
The European Health Insurance Card gives participants from the EU access to the health system. This card must be applied for in the Au Pair’s home country, where the applicant should also consult the important information regarding its coverage. The health services are different in each country and, while certain accidents or diseases are covered by the Au Pair’s home country, it might not be the case in the host country. AuPair.com recommends to purchase an additional travel insurance for the length of the stay.
Health insurance for the non-EEA citizens in Belgium
Au Pairs of other nationalities should contract a private health insurance before their arrival in Belgium. The Host Family is not obligated to pay for it.
There are companies that offer a wide range of different insurances for travelers and Au Pairs. You can read more about the offers of Dr. Walter and Care Concept on our website and decide which insurance fits you best.
Car insurance and driving license
It is possible that Au Pairs in Belgium are required to drive during their stay. If the Au Pair has a valid EU driver’s license, she/he is allowed to drive in Belgium without needing a new one. If the Au Pair has a valid license from a non-EU country, an international driving permit is necessary. For longer than 6 months stays, the Au Pair will need to apply for a local license.
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