Are you from Luxembourg and looking for a child care solution? Are you interested to become a part of a cultural exchange? But how to find the right candidate? Let’s look into the Host Family requirements first to ensure you can become part of the Au Pair program in Luxembourg.
Can you become a Host Family in Luxembourg?
If you wish to host an Au Pair in Luxembourg you need to meet the following requirements of the program:
You have at least one child under the age of 13.
You are interested to welcome an Au Pair as a member of your family .
After the registration, complete your personal profile. To make it more interactive add pictures of your family, district, city, home and any other you feel relevant. You can also consider writing a “Welcome letter to the future Au Pair”. To make your search more efficient, use our filters to find suitable candidates faster!
If you choose a free membership on the platform, you will be able to send automated messages to the other users of the platform and add them to your favourites list. If you become a Premium Member, you can unlock some advanced features and send personalized messages. In addition to this, you will get a useful handbook and document templates that are required in the process.
Now that we clarified general matters, we would like to share the profile of the candidates who can participate in the Au Pair in Luxembourg with you. Look into the EU profile and the one for Non-EU citizens, program rules, insurance in Luxembourg, visa regulations.
After you have found the right candidate, sign the contract. Include the most important details about working conditions, salary, responsibilities, expectations and other terms in it.
Hosting EU and Non-EU applicants
There are some general expectations for participants like being healthy, unmarried, without children of their own and having some child care experience as this will be the main responsibility of an Au Pair. We also advise that an Au Pair has a basic knowledge of the language spoken in your family. This will make the adaptation period easier.
In addition to expectations, there are few mandatory requirements of the program depending on the Au Pair’s nationality.
A household composition and a certificate of good conduct
Your daycare plan for your children who are under 6 years old
3 copies of the Au Pair contract signed by both parties
All the documents need to be taken within 3 months before the application. After the validation, the SNJ will return two validated copies of the contract and approval for both your family and your Au Pair. Please send a copy of the contract and the approval to your Au Pair.
Register your Au Pair with the CCSS
As the Au Pair’s pocket money is not considered as a salary in Luxembourg, your are responsible to take care of the social security of the participant. It will cost around 93 € per month. To set a medical and accident insurance, you need to register your Au Pair with the CCSS ( Communal Centre of Social Security). For this you need to submit a declaration to the CCSS. After getting a confirmation from the CCSS, you need to submit it to SNJ within the first month of the Au Pair stay.
Does your candidate meet the criteria mentioned above? Then there are the following steps that will help you to bring the participant to Luxembourg:
Sign the contract and prepare an Au Pair approval
Sign three copies of the official Au Pair agreement and and get it signed by the Au Pair too. Help you Au Pair to get an approval from the National Youth Service(SNJ). It is one of the mandatory requirements for visa for your candidate. To get an approval, an Au Pair needs the following documents:
Three copies of the Au Pair contract signed by both parties.
You can submit these documents together with the Au Pair application for approval to the SNJ. Once the SNJ approves your application, you will receive two copies of the contract with validation and the approvals for your family and your Au Pair.
Apply for a temporary stay
The Au Pairs will need to apply for the temporary stay in the Department of Immigration. For this they will need to send you the following documents:
All the documents need to be either original or a certified copy. If the documents are not in English or one of the official languages of Luxembourg, they will need to be translated by a certified translator. If everything is in order, the Au Pair will receive an authorisation for the temporary stay valid for 90 days.
Help you Au Pair with the visa
There are two types of visa depending on the length of stay. The Au Pair will need to apply for the visa in an official embassy or a consulate in their country or in one of the official representative offices of Luxembourg.
File the Au Pair’s arrival declaration
The Au Pairs need to file an arrival declaration together with your family in the local municipality of your town. For this they will need the following documents:
The original certificate of the temporary stay
The Au Pair contract
The approval of the Au Pair by SNJ
Help your Au Pair to get a residence permit
Within three months after the arrival in Luxembourg, an Au Pair needs to apply for a residence permit in the Department of Immigration. For this they will need the following documents:
Proof of the tax payment to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Medical certificate from the SMI
You need to go through a medical examination in Luxembourg in advance. They will make a tuberculosis screening. The Medical Service of Immigration(SMI) will send your certificate to the Department of Immigration. This service is not covered by the social security.
To receive the permit the Au Pair will also need to provide a photo and digital fingerprints at the Department of Immigration.
Apply for a residence certificate
After your Au Pair will receive the residence permit, you need to accompany the applicant to the town municipality, where the participant can obtain a residence certificate. Note, that you will need to confirm the arrival declaration there as well.
Register your Au Pair with the CCSS
Luxembourg has specific insurance requirements for the Au Pairs. The pocket money which an Au Pair receives monthly from your family for personal expenses is not considered as a salary in Luxembourg.
The Host Family needs to cover the social security expenses that will come to 93 Euro per month. You need to register the participant with the Communal Centre of Social Security (CCSS). After you obtain the registration, submit the evidence to the SNJ during the first month after the Au Pair’s arrival.
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