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Host Families - Au Pair in China

Do you consider becoming a host family in China? Then you probably have a lot of questions. In the following AuPair.com is giving you the answers to the most important questions about the Au Pair program in China. 
1. Can we become a Host Family?
2. Au Pair wages and hours
3. Time off and holiday
4. Length of stay
5. Does my Au Pair need a visa?
6. Insurance
7. What should my Au Pair do /  NOT do?

1. Can we become a Host Family?

In order to become a Host Family in China make sure you fulfill the following requirements: 
  • Chinese is the language of the family
  • You can provide the Au Pair with a private room and full board.
  • You are willing to pay up to 5000 RMB for the Au Pair's flight 
  • You will provide your Au Pair with a health insurance
  • You will pay for the Au Pair's Chinese lessons
  • You are willing to pay the Au Pair 750 - 2000 RMB monthly
Under the program Au Pair in China you will find the requirements Au Pairs have to fulfill in order to go to China.

2. Au Pair wages and hours


Au Pairs in China can expect to earn between 750 and 2000 RMB a month. The Host Family will help to pay the travel expenses with up to 5000 RMB in order for the Au Pair to come to China.

Please do not transfer money to the Au Pair before its arrival! If you want to pay a share of the travel costs, arrange an installment payment with the Au Pair, starting after the Au Pair's arrival.


  • Your Au Pair will not work more than 30 hours a week
  • Your Au Pair will not work more than 8 hours a day
  • Babysitting hours (no more than 3 times a week) will be included in the 30 hours

3. Time off and holiday

The Au Pair will get at least 2 days off per week and 2 week's paid holiday for a 12-month stay. 

4. Lenght of stay

Au Pair and family should agree on the time the Au Pair will be spending with the Host Family. Depending on the time of stay the Au Pair will get a different type of visa.

  • Short term program: 3 - 6 months
  • Long term program: up to 12 months

5. Does my Au Pair need a visa?

There is no specific visa for Au Pairs in China but depending on the lenght of the stay the Au Pair can apply for one of the following visas:

F-VISA: this visa will be valid up to 6 months. This document entitles a person to live in China with the following purposes:

  • Cultural excange
  • Language courses
  • Business tour
  • Visit

X-VISA: if the Au Pair is willing to stay longer than 6 months in China you will need to apply for this visa. This visa is required for:

  • Interships
  • Studies
  • Long term courses

The Host Family should send the Au Pair an invitation letter and a signed contract in order for the Au Pair to be able to apply for a visa. Au Pairs should ask about the requirements to be entitled to a visa at the Chinese embassy placed in their country.

On visa application you will find further information about your Au Pair's visa.

6. Insurance

Before you sign up the Au Pair contract make sure you have discussed every single point with your Au Pair in order to avoid disappointment. In this case, the Host Family will get their Au Pair a health insurance covering the Au Pair for the whole stay. However, this insurance will cover the costs for Chinese local hospitals so it would be better for the Au Pair to bear the costs for an international health insurance. Don't forget to provide your Au Pair with an accident and liability insurance, which is highly recommended.

Pro Trip-World offers will offer your Au Pair an economic and trustworthy insurance. In order to close this insurance you will only need to fill the online form!

7. What should my Au Pair do / NOT do?

The Au Pair will mainly be in charge of taking care of the children. Check the following list of the general tasks the Au Pair could perfom in order to help your family:

  • Spending time with the kids
  • Helping the kids to get ready for school / any other activity
  • Driving / taking the children to school / other activities
  • Cooking some light meals
  • Helping with some light housework
  • Babysitting 

Now check what your Au Pair should NOT be doing:

  • Preparing meals for the whole family
  • Cleaning rooms she / he has no access to
  • Taking care of someone else's children
  • Be in charged of pets

All conditions should be discussed and layed down in an Au Pair contract prior to arrival.

AuPair.com cannot be held liable for any information, opinion or recommendation expressed in this website, so you are strongly advised to seek legal advice