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How to become an Au Pair in New Zealand: requirements

Did you know that only 5% of New Zealand's population is human? The other 95% are animals. As an Au Pair in New Zealand you can enjoy peaceful nature and beautiful landscapes.

You will also get the chance to improve your English skills! Find out what the requirements are in order to become an Au Pair on the North or South Island.
Au Pair requirements New Zealand

Au Pair in New Zealand participation criteria

To become an Au Pair in New Zealand you need to meet the following requirements:  
  1. Age: 18 - 30 years
  2. Good English language skills
  3. Able to afford travel and visa expenses
  4. Eligible for the Working Holiday Visa
  5. Savings of NZ $4,200 in your bank account
In addition to the official requirements, there are also some general expectations for participants like being in good health, having no children of their own and being unmarried.  

If you fulfill the requirements above then do not hesitate and find a Host Family!

 
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Step by step application process for Au Pairs: 

Being an Au Pair in New Zealand is not as complicated as it might sound. Just follow these simple steps:
 
1
Check if your nationality can apply for the WHV 
Check if you are eligible for the Working Holiday visa and if your passport is valid during your whole stay in New Zealand.  
 
2
Find your Host Family on AuPair.com
Create a profile and complete it. Add pictures and a letter to the family and start looking for families using our search tool. Find a family and agree on the terms of the contract.  
 
3
Sign the contract
After discussing all the details with your Host Family, sign the Au Pair contract. Keep in mind that it might be required during the visa application or at the arrival in the country. 
 
4
Apply for the visa to New Zealand
Applicants must meet the requirements of a Working Holiday visa to become an Au Pair in New Zealand. Keep in mind that this visa type might be limited in number.
 
5
Read the documents
Work and Travel candidates must show proof of at least NZ $4,200 in their bank account to be able to afford a stay in New Zealand, medical insurance and the visa. 
 
6
Get ready to travel
Prepare everything for the journey! Double check if you have exchanged contact information with your Host Family and make the proper “pick up” arrangements. 


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