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Au Pair in France requirements
Did you know that France is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world? This country receives in average almost 85 million visitors per year! Enjoy a year of French lifestyle during your stay abroad, learn one of the most spoken languages in the world and live the Au Pair experience in France. 
 
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:
  1. Age: 17 - 30  years 
  2. High school diploma or equivalent document that grants access to higher education
If you fulfil the requirements, then don't wait anymore and start looking for a Host Family at AuPair.com!
 
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Step by step to become an Au Pair in France!

Live the Au Pair experience in France by following these simple steps:

1
Start looking for a Host Family
Register at AuPair.com and create your profile. You can use our search tool and recommendation system to look for the family that matches your personality.  
 
2
Sign the Au Pair contract
Before going abroad, sign the Au Pair contract with your Host Family.
 
3
Apply for the EHIC
As a citizen of the European Union you can apply for the European Health Insurance Card in your home country. If possible, consider an extra insurance in France for your Au Pair stay. 
 
4
Prepare your trip!
Get everything you need for your trip abroad. Remember to make the proper arrangements with your Host Family and double check if you have packed all you need for a stay abroad. 

 

Au Pair in France requirements for non-EU citizens

If your home country is not a member of the European Union, then you will need to apply for an Au Pair visa in France. The general requirements to France are: 
  1. Age: 18 - 30 
  2. Basic knowledge of French (certificate might be required)
  3. High school diploma or document that grants higher education
  4. Valid passport 
  5. Au pair contract
  6. Confirmation of enrollment in a French language course for at least three months
  7. You can cover your visa and travel expenses (in some cases you might need to present a proof of it)
  8. Clear criminal record (it is not required for all nationalities)
  9. Motivation letter explaining why you would like to learn French. 
Remember to contact the French embassy in your home country to check the specific requirements and make an appointment.

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Au pairing in France - step by step:

Become an Au Pair in France following these simple steps:
 
1
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. 
 
2
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.
 
3
Sign the contract 
Sign the contract with the family. Remember you will need this document for your appointment at the Embassy.
 
4
Documents
Prepare your French language certificate, high school diploma (or equivalent) and your motivation letter. 
 
5
Insurance
To receive a French visa, you might need a valid insurance that protects you during the full length of your Au Pair stay. 
 
6
Submit your visa application
Do not forget to make an appointment at the French embassy. 
 
7
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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