Did you know, that education in Luxembourg is trilingual? Students are initially taught in Luxembourgish, then change to German and in the secondary school the teaching language is French. Given the fact that most of the population speaks three languages, the Au Pair experience in Luxembourg gives you a unique opportunity to learn or improve several languages simultaneously!
All the participants are expected to be in good health and be unmarried with no own children. In addition to this, experience of working with children is an advantage as this will be the main responsibility of an Au Pair during the stay. Above all, if you are an EU or an EFTA citizen, further on you can see the requirements for participating in the Au Pair program in Luxembourg. If you are a Non-EU citizen, read your requirements.
Au Pair in Luxembourg rules for EU citizens
In this part we have collected information about requirements for all the European Union and EFTA citizens. If you are one of them, you need to fulfil the following criteria:
Age: 18 - 30 years
Language skills: basic knowledge of your Host Family language and good command of English or one of the three official languages of Luxembourg (Luxembourgish, German or French).
Education: high school diploma
If you meet all the above mentioned criteria, don’t wait and ...
We broke the process into small steps to help you understand how to proceed further:
Find a Host Family in Luxembourg
You can use the AuPair.com platform to search for your family. After the registration, create an attractive profile and contact the families that match your searching criteria. Au Pairs can register and use the platform for free!
Take care of the contract and insurance
You need to sign the Au Pair agreement with your future Host Family. After the arrival, you need to ask your Host Family to register you with the CCSS (Communal Centre of Social Security) to get an insurance cover for the whole stay in Luxembourg.
Get ready for your adventure!
EU and EFTA citizens have a visa free regime with Luxembourg. Just pack the required things for your experience and search for the optimal way to travel to Luxembourg from your country.
Au Pair in Luxembourg rules for Non-EU citizens
If you are not an EU-citizen, you will have slightly different participation requirements. Below you can find the list of main characteristics you should meet:
You are 18 - 30 years old.
You can speak the basic language of your Host Family and have a good command of English or you speak one of the three official languages of Luxembourg (Luxembourgish, German or French).
Although the whole process might seem complex, we are providing a step by step guide so it will be easier for you to understand the following stages:
Look for a Host Family at AuPair.com
You can access a special guidebook for Au Pairs with useful information about the searching and matching process. If you have already registered at AuPair.com, fill in all the sections of your profile to make it attractive for the Host Families. Based on the information you provide in your profile, the platform will suggest the best Host Families to you.
Check validity of your passport
Your passport needs to be valid for the whole period of your stay in Luxembourg. Ensure you also have at least 2 spare pages for the visa and stamps.
Sign the contract
The Au Pair contract is a formal document that makes the cooperation between a Host Family and an Au Pair more efficient. It also helps to avoid potential misunderstandings abroad as well as serves one of the core documents during the visa application. Ask your Host Family to sign the document and send the original to you.
Apply for the Au Pair approval in Luxembourg
To become an Au Pair in Luxembourg you need to be validated by the Ministry of National Education. To do so, you need to fill out the free online application form and attach all required documents to it. Once you are done with the application, send it with the other required documents to your Host Family so they can submit it to the National Youth Service (SNJ).
Apply for a temporary stay in Luxembourg
Before arriving in Luxembourg, you need to apply for a temporary stay in the Department of Immigration. Attach a copy of your passport, birth certificate and Au Pair approval to the application.
Apply for visa
Confirm with the local embassy or consulate in charge the list of documents required for visa in Luxembourg. If you are planning to stay less than three months, you will need a C-type visa. If you are intending to stay longer than three months, you will need a D-type visa.
Submit arrival declaration
Within three days after your arrival in Luxembourg you will need to file the arrival declaration. You will need your passport, the temporary stay allowance, the Au Pair contract and approval to be an Au Pair in Luxembourg that you received from the Ministry of Education.
Apply for residence permit
Within three months following your arrival in Luxembourg, you need to apply for a residence permit in the Department of Immigration. Download the application for a residence permit. You will need to take with you as well: