To become an Au Pair in Germany you need to fulfill certain requirements. As EU citizen you need a valid passport or ID card.
If you are a citizen from outside the EU you need to apply for a visa.
This article describes in detail what is required to start your journey!
Discover Berlin, Hamburg, Munich and Cologne! Enjoy the German way of life and the fairy tale cities while learning the German language. To be an Au Pair in Germany you are expected to be healthy, not have children of your own and have experience in childcare. This is important, because you must be able to solve the problems related to the daily life with the kids, set rules and help them follow their routine. We gathered the most important requirements in the following.
Au Pair in Germany requirements for EU citizens
Requirements to become an Au Pair in Germany depend on your nationality. If you are a European Union country national then you will only need:
Age: 18 - 30 years
Basic German knowledge
Valid passport or id card to register at the foreigners office.
Invitation letter (required for some nationalities)
Motivation letter (required for some nationalities)
Contact the German embassy in your homeland to find out the specific requirements and make an appointment online. Some nationalities (for example US citizens) might enter Germany without a visa and apply for the German residence permit at the local foreign office.
Notice: The visa process might take between 4 to 8 weeks.
Follow these simple steps to become an Au Pair in Germany with AuPair.com:
Find a Host Family at AuPair.com
Register and create a profile at our website. Start looking for families with the help of our search tool and check our recommendations. Be active! Send messages to your potential Host Families and read our Au Pair Wiki.
Make sure that your passport is valid for your whole stay in Germany.
In order to get your visa approved you will need a health insurance that covers your whole stay in Germany. The Host Family is in charge of providing you with one before the appointment so do not forget to make the arrangements.
Make sure you get your German certificate to prove you have basic German skills (A1).
Submit your visa application
Germany has an official Au Pair visa which makes everything easier. You can download the application at the German embassy website in your Home Country.
Plan your trip
Start “being German” and plan your trip. Book your flight and pack your luggage for this experience. Do not forget to take the important documents (such as passport with visa, Au pair contract and family contact details) in your hand luggage. You will have to show your passport with the visa on it to the officer at passport control.