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How to become an Au Pair in Ireland: requirements

Depending on where you’re from, the requirements for becoming an Au Pair in Iceland may differ. In order to find out whether you qualify for an Au Pair stay in Iceland, all you have to do is read this article.
 
Au Pair requirements in Ireland
Did you know that Ireland is the third largest island in Europe? If you are interested in exploring this country, its culture and learn the language, you’ve landed on the right page. 
 
The applicants are expected to be in good health, unmarried, without children of their own and with some experience in taking care of kids, as this is one of the main responsibilities of an Au Pair. If you are an EU citizen, you can have a look at the Au Pair requirements below. If you are a Non-EU citizen, read about the requirements for your participation.

Requirements for EU citizens

Au Pair requirements might slightly differ depending on the Au Pair’s citizenship. Below is the information for applicants from the European Union:  
  1. Age: 18 - 28 years 
  2. Language skills: good English skills
If you match the criteria mentioned above, don’t hesitate and...
 
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Step by step to Ireland!

Here are three easy steps to become an Au Pair in Ireland:
 
1
Find a Host Family in Ireland
You can find a Host Family on AuPair.com. As an Au Pair you can register, create your profile, browse and get in touch with prospective families for free.
 
2
Sign the contract and read about insurance
As an EU citizen, you need to have a valid EHIC card. In addition to this, you can consider taking additional insurance in Ireland for your safety! 
 
3
Get ready for your journey!
As an EU citizen you don’t need a visa to become an Au Pair in Ireland. Read our advice about packing and travelling to another country

Requirements for Non-EU citizens

If you are not a citizen of the European Union, there are slightly different requirements. As a Non-EU citizen you should:
  • be between 18 and 27 years old 
  • feel comfortable speaking English 
  • have graduated from at least an intermediate school and have a certificate
  • be eligible to apply for a visa to Ireland
  • be able to cover your visa and travel expenses
You fulfill these requirements? Great, then don’t hesitate and...


Steps to become an Au Pair in Ireland:

To help you understand the whole process, AuPair.com broke it down into simple steps: 
 
 
1
Search for a Host Family on AuPair.com
To get a better idea about searching for a Host Family, look through our Au Pair handbook. If you are already a registered user, you can work on your profile to make it attractive and connect to Host Families matching your search criteria!
 
2
Check the validity of your passport
Your passport needs to be valid during the visa application and for your whole stay in Ireland! 
 
3
Sign the contract
The Au Pair contract is one of the mandatory documents for your visa application. After discussing all the details with your Host Family, ask them to sign the contract and send the original to you. 
 
4
Apply for visa
The type of visa for au pairing in Ireland will depend on your citizenship. 
 
5
Insurance
When you’re through the visa process, read more and choose the insurance that will cover you during the whole stay in Ireland. Discuss this with your Host Family to make a more informed decision! 
 
6
Get ready for your journey
You will most likely take a plane to Ireland, so take a look at the border formalities at the airport. You will definitely need a visa and passport, though sometimes they might also ask for insurance. In any case, be prepared to get your documents checked.



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