If you want to become an Au Pair in France, you need to meet certain criteria. As a Non-EU citizen, it is required to apply for a visa. We provide you with details about all the requirements you have to fulfill as a participant coming from the European Union, as well as one from outside the European Union.
There are some expectations you will need to meet if you aspire to be an Au Pair in France, like being medically fit, not having children of your own or being married and, of course, having enough experience in childcare. Read the most important information about the French visa regulations we have summarized for you.
Au Pair in France requirements for EU citizens
The requirements to become an Au Pair in France might vary depending on your nationality, but if you are a citizen of one of the European Union member countries you will only need to fulfil the following criteria:
Age: 17 - 30 years
High school diploma or equivalent document that grants access to higher education
Become an Au Pair in France following these simple steps:
Register and start looking for families!
Register at AuPair.com and complete your profile. Make it as interesting as possible and start sending messages to potential Host Families.
Make sure your passport is valid
Make sure your passport is ready for your trip and check if it is valid for your whole stay abroad.
Sign the contract
Sign the contract with the family. Remember you will need this document for your appointment at the Embassy.
Prepare your French language certificate, high school diploma (or equivalent) and your motivation letter.
To receive a French visa, you might need a valid insurance that protects you during the full length of your Au Pair stay.
Submit your visa application
Do not forget to make an appointment at the French embassy.
Get ready to travel!
Book your plane/train/bus tickets and pack your bag for your stay abroad. Do not forget to take documents such as passport with visa, Au Pair contract and family contact details in your hand luggage. It is possible that the officers at the passport control want to have a look at them.
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