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Au Pair in New Zealand: contract and insurance

Au Pair contract New Zealand
Au Pairs in New Zealand must not forget to sign the contract with the Host Family and get a medical insurance valid for their stay in New Zealand. To make things easier for our users, we have put some important information together regarding these documents.

The Au Pair contract in New Zealand

The Au Pair program in New Zealand works with a Working Holiday visa. For this reason, there is no official contract; however, we strongly recommend signing one. Au Pairs and Host Families can download and personalize the Au Pair contract from our website. Do not forget to include some important details such as:

Termination of the contract

If the Au Pair and the Host Family find it difficult to stay together, whether it is due to cultural differences or not delivered expectations, they can choose to terminate the contract. 
 
When both parties decide to terminate the contract, they agree to keep on working together for two more weeks while looking for another family/Au Pair. This is also known as the notice period.

 

Au Pair insurance in New Zealand

Au Pairs in New Zealand must have a private medical insurance. It must cover the whole stay abroad and will help to ensure a safe stay. Keep in mind that the Host Family is not obligated to pay for it. For this reason, the participant will have to consider adding this to the budget. 
 
We recommend choosing an insurance that covers both accidents and medical emergencies. Authorities might ask for it at the arrival in New Zealand. 
 
We are working together with two insurance companies, Dr. Walter and Care Concept. They offer special Au Pair insurances for participants from all around the world. 

Car insurance and driving license

New Zealand establishes the following driving requirements for candidates:
  • they need to have a current and valid overseas driver’s license,
  • do not have any suspensions or disqualifications,
  • have not been in New Zealand for more than 12 months,
  • the license should be in English,
  • they should not have a New Zealand driver’s license.
If the participant does not meet these requirements then he/she must apply for a New Zealand driver’s license. For more information please check the New Zealand Transport Agency website. 
 



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