How to become an Au Pair in Luxembourg: requirements
Did you know that education in Luxembourg is trilingual? 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!
In this article we have gathered all the information you need on how to become an Au Pair in Luxembourg.
We broke down 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 a Host Family. After the registration, create an interesting profile and contact families that match your search criteria. Au Pairs can register and use the platform for free!
Take care of 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 get you registered with the CCSS (Communal Centre of Social Security) to get an insurance coverage for your whole stay in Luxembourg.
Get ready for your adventure!
EU and EFTA citizens do not need a visa for Luxembourg. Just pack everything you need for your experience and search for the optimal way to travel to Luxembourg from your country.
If you are not an EU-citizen, you will have slightly different participation requirements. Below you can find the list of main criteria you should meet:
You are 18 - 30 years old.
You can speak the language of your Host Family on a basic level and have good command of either the English language or one of the three official languages of Luxembourg (Luxembourgish, German or French).
The whole process might seem complex, but we are here to help with a step by step guide, so it will be easier for you to understand the following process:
Look for a Host Family on AuPair.com
You can access a special guidebook for Au Pairs with useful information about the search and matching process. If you are already registered on AuPair.com, fill in all the sections on your profile to make it attractive for prospective Host Families. Based on the information you provide in your profile, the platform will suggest the best Host Families to you.
Check the 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 avoiding potential misunderstandings abroad and serves as 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 an 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. Once you are done with the application, send it to your Host Family along with the other required documents, 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 at the Department of Immigration. Attach a copy of your passport, birth certificate and Au Pair approval to the application.
Apply for a visa
Confirm the list of documents required for a visa in Luxembourg with the local embassy or consulate in charge. If you are planning to stay less than three months, you will need a C-type visa. If you intend 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 a 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 the following with you as well: