The Au Pair program in Denmark is the perfect option for families looking for a flexible and affordable childcare solution that includes a cultural exchange and gives them the chance to open the door to the whole world for their children. To help families with the process, we have put together this step by step guide.
Can you become a Host Family?
To host an Au Pair in Denmark, families need to meet the following requirements:
At least one child under the age of 16 must be living at home. The child must be registered at the family's address.
Ideally, at least one parent must be a Danish citizen, so the Au Pair has a real chance to learn the Danish language and culture. However, it is also possible to host an Au Pair if the parents are EU/EEA or Swiss citizens residing legally in Denmark.
After the registration on AuPair.com, create your profile. You can do it for free! Remember it is important to include some pictures and write all the important information, for example, a description of your family and the “Welcome” letter for your Au Pair.
When you feel that the profile is ready, then it’s time to interact. All our members can send standard messages and add Au Pairs to their list of favorites for free. Host Families can also choose to get our Premium Membership and send personalized messages. They will also get some additional support for their stay, for example, the contract and our handbook for Host Families.
Hosting an Au Pair from the European Union and EFTA
If you find a candidate that meets all the requirements and the conversation is going well, you can plan a couple of Skype interviews and make a decision afterwards. Do not forget to make it official by signing the contract. Afterwards, you just need to follow these steps:
Take care of insurance
Ask your Au Pair to request the European Health Insurance Card in his/her residence country. Consider getting an additional health and accident insurance to avoid extra fees or problems.
Register at the State Administration
Citizens of the EU/EEA and Switzerland do not need a visa, residence or work permit. Nevertheless, official regulations establish that they need to register at the State Administration to obtain an EU residence document.
Once you’ve found a suitable member, exchanged some messages and had some video calls you need to make a decision. Afterwards there are just some arrangements to make regarding the visa and residence permit that candidates from countries that are not part of the European Union/EFTA need in order to live in Denmark. Here are the steps to follow:
Sign the Au Pair contract
The applicant and the Host Family must sign the official contract established by the Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration. Find out more information about the contract and insurance in Denmark.
Insurance in Denmark
Host Families must pay the following insurances for their new member: insurance against industrial injuries, insurance against personal injury outside work and insurance covering transportation to the home country in the case of death, serious illness or injury. Keep in mind that a private health insurance is the way to prevent any unpleasant surprises and high fees.
Get a Case Order ID
In order to get the residence permit, Host Families and Au Pairs have to create a Case Order ID and pay a case processing fee. He/She will need the ID for the application.
Submit the application
After getting the Case Order ID, families can start the application for the residence permit. This can be filled out online or on a printed form.
Payment to the International Recruitment and Integration
Host Families must pay DKK 5170 to the Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration. This fee covers the Danish state's expenses for Danish language classes for the participant. However, it is not refundable if he/she does not attend Danish language courses or if the contract is terminated in advance.
In Denmark, participants will need to register at the State Administration within the first 14 days of their stay in the country.
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