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Au Pair contract and insurance in the Netherlands

Au Pair insurance in Netherlands
Make the stay safe and legal with the insurance and the Au Pair contract. We have put together some information regarding these documents for you.

The Au Pair contract

In order to be part of the Au Pair program in the Netherlands families and Au Pairs will need to get an official contract from one of the agencies or exchange organisations approved by the IND (Immigratie en Naturalisatiedienst). Some important points the contract should include are:

Termination of the contract

In some cases, Au Pairs and Host Families do not meet each others’ expectations or the cultural differences are just too big. When they cannot solve these situations then they might choose to end the contract. 
 
After making this decision, both parties have a two week notice period during which they need to continue the work relation as friendly as possible. They will also need to look for a new Family or an Au Pair. Keep in mind, if the participant came on the Au Pair visa to the Netherlands and he/she does not find a Host Family during this period, then the Au Pair will have to return home. 

The Au Pair insurance in the Netherlands

Au Pairs from the European Union are entitled to the European Health Insurance Card during their stay. Au Pairs from other countries will have to contract a private health insurance company. In any case, the Netherlands’ health system has some specific conditions worth mentioning. 

Health insurance for the EEA citizens in the Netherlands

EU - citizens are entitled to emergency medical attention in the Netherlands. It is important to consider that even with the EHIC it is possible that Au Pairs have to pay part of the treatment in advance or through contributions. In some cases, the Zilveren Kruis (responsible for Health Care in the Netherlands) may only reimburse part of the treatment.
 
In order to avoid problems or additional fees please check that the health provider has a contract with the Zilveren Kruis. Even if it is not mandatory, we strongly recommend to contract an additional private insurance to guarantee a safe stay.

Health insurance for the non-EEA citizens in the Netherlands

Au Pairs from non European Union member countries need to have a private health insurance. This cost is normally covered by the Host Family and is even considered an obligation by some agencies. Normally it is possible to get an insurance within 4 months after the Au Pair’s arrival in the Netherlands.
 
AuPair.com has several partners, that offer insurance services for Au Pairs from all over the world. Read more about Dr. Walter and Care Concept. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.

Car insurance and driving license

Although the Netherlands is the land of the bikes, some Au Pairs require to drive a car during their stay. If the participant has a valid licence from a European Union country issued after 2013 then he/she will be able to drive with it as long as it is valid.  
 
If the Au Pair has a non-EU driving license then she/he can drive in the Netherlands for a maximum of six months. Then they might have to present different examinations. The Au Pair agency should be able to provide more information according to each nationality.
 
Remember to check that the insurance covers traffic accidents and always talk about traffic rules and regulations. 
 



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