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Au Pair in the Netherlands: visa information

Participants from Non-European Union countries will need to apply for a visa at the Dutch Embassy in order to be part of the Au Pair program in the Netherlands. 
 
In this article, will show you everything you need to know if you’re not a citizen of the EU.
 
Au Pair Netherlands visa

Au Pair visa process

Young men and women who are between 18 and 30 years old can apply for a visa to the Netherlands. However, they also have to meet other requirements according to each nationality: 
 
1
Passport
Participants will need a passport valid for at least the length of their stay.
 
2
Contract
An official contract provided by a designated agency and signed by both Au Pair and Host Family. 
 
3
Agency
Host Families need to make proper arrangements with an Au Pair agency designated by the Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND). The agency will start a residence procedure for an MVV (Temporary Residence Permit) and/or a VVR (Residence Permit Regular).
 
4
Appointment 
Participants will need to attend an appointment at the Dutch Embassy of their home country and present the required documentation. 
 
5
Residence permit
Participants must not have held a residence permit in the Netherlands for exchange purposes.
 
6
Municipal Personal Records Database (BRP)
The Host Family must be registered in the Netherlands in the Municipal Personal Records Database (BRP).
 
7
Previous experience
The Au Pair has never worked for the Host Family in the Netherlands or abroad.
 
8
Health insurance
Participants must be insured during their stay. In some cases it is possible to get health insurance in the Netherlands within the first four months after the participant’s arrival. We recommend verifying all of this information with your authorized agency.
 
9
The contract
The contract between the Au Pair and the Host Family does not obligate the participant to pay money or a fine if they do not accomplish everything in the contract.
 
AuPair.com recommends participants to contact the embassy or consulate and discuss all the details with the authorities before the application. 
 

What else?

  • After the Au Pair's arrival, the Family will need to register the participant and help them apply for a residence permit at the foreign office. 
  • The visa and residence permit are not work permits for jobs other than being an Au Pair.
  • The visa process might take several weeks. 
  • Residents of Australia, Canada, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, USA, South Korea and Vatican City only need a VVR. 
  • Please remember that the Au Pair year starts as soon as the visa is issued. 


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