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Au Pair in Belgium: visa information

Are you wondering whether you will need a visa to travel to Belgium?The Au Pair program in Belgium only requires a visa if you come from a non-EU country.

The permit can be requested through an appointment in the Belgian embassy in the applicant’s homeland.
Find out all necessary visa information in this article.
Au Pair in Belgium visa
AuPair.com recommends the applicant to contact the embassy or consulate and discuss all the details regarding the visa application. After the appointment the Au Pair has to wait a couple of weeks for the visa.
Young men and women between 18 and 28 years old who meet the requirements can apply for a visa according to official regulations. In order to apply for it the following criteria must fulfilled:

Au Pair visa

Official regulations establish that the visa is granted to young men and women between 18 and 28 years old who meet the requirements. In order to apply for it the following must be done: 
 
1
Passport
The applicant will need a valid passport and a copy for your appointment at the embassy. 
 
2
Au Pair contract
The contract includes the most important points of the stay (working hours, pocket money, holiday and else) and is signed by both Host Family and Au Pairs.
 
3
Visa application
Au Pairs must fill out the application form provided by the Belgian embassy. 
 
4
Clear criminal record
This document can be requested at the local police. An official translator will have to make a translation. A list of approved professionals is normally found at the embassy’s website. 
 
5
Work permit
Candidates must present Employment Authorization Type B for Au Pairs (the Host Family must request the permit in Belgium).
 
6
Health insurance
Au Pairs outside the EU must count with a private health insurance for Belgium.
 
7
High school - language certificate
The Au Pair will need to present a high school certificate or equivalent. He/she will also have to prove to have basic domain of one of Belgium’s official languages (French, German or Dutch).
 
AuPair.com recommends the applicant to contact the embassy or consulate and discuss all the details regarding the application.  

Arriving in the Host Country

After the Au Pair arrived in the Host Country, there are two important facts that need to be remembered:  
  1. The Host Family must register their Au Pair at the foreign office and request the residence permit as soon as possible.
  2.  The Au Pair in Belgium is not allowed to work outside the family - the visa is not a general work permit.


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