Do you think that you could become an Au Pair in Belgium? If you are interested in languages and culture, then this country will be great for you! Did you know that Belgium has three official languages? French, Dutch and German are all recognized. You will enjoy your stay as an Au Pair in Belgium even more! Find out all the requirements you need to fulfill in this article.
We have all the information you need to start a great stay with a Belgian Host Family. Don’t forget: read the important information regarding the visa regulations in Belgium if you are not a citizen of any European Union country.
Au Pair Program in Belgium for EU citizens
The requirements to be an Au Pair in Belgium are different depending on your nationality. Nevertheless, if you are a citizen of the European Union, you will only need to meet the following criteria:
Age: 17 - 30 years
Valid passport or identity card
Au Pairs should also have basic language skills in one of the official languages (French, German or Dutch).
To become an Au Pair in Belgium you will need to follow these steps:
Register and look for a Host Family at AuPair.com
Register, complete your profile and start sending messages to your potential Host Families. Do not forget to check out our guidebook and Au Pair Wiki!
Make sure that your passport is valid for your planned stay in Belgium.
Sign the contract with the Host Family
Make your stay legal with the Au Pair contract. Make sure you read it carefully and agree on what it establishes. Do not sign any contract before chatting on video call with the family.
Get your criminal record translated and legalized and make sure that you have the Employment Authorization Type B for Au Pairs (the permit must be requested and sent to you by the Host Family in Belgium).
To grant you a visa, the authorities will sometimes need to verify you have a valid health insurance that covers the complete stay in Belgium.
Submit your visa application
To be an Au Pair you require a visa for Belgium. You will need to make an appointment at the Belgian Embassy website for your country and present the required documentation.
Organize your trip
Book your transportation and don’t forget to pack what you need to take with you. Keep the important documents with you at all time. It is possible that the officers at passport control request them at your arrival.
You will need to register at the municipality within the first 8 days of your arrival in Belgium. Do not forget to bring your visa and passport with you!
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