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Host Families - Au Pair in Norway

Do you consider becoming a host family in Norway? Then you probably have a lot of questions. In the following AuPair.com is giving you the answers to the most important questions about the Au Pair program in Norway. 

1. Can we become a Host Family?
2. Au Pair wages and hours
3. Time off and holiday
4. Length of stay
5. Does my Au Pair need a visa?
6. Insurance
7. What should my Au Pair do /  NOT do?

1. Can we become a Host Family?

As a Host Family in Norway you should meet certain requirements to host an Au Pair: 

  • You have at least 1 child under 18
  • Norwegian is the main language spoken in your family
  • You can provide the Au Pair with a private room
  • You are willing to pay the Au Pair at least 5,000 NOK brutto / month
  • You are looking for an Au Pair with a different nationality than your own
Here you will find further information about the requirements to become an Au Pair in Norway.

2. Au Pair wages and hours


Au Pairs in Norway will be earrning a minimum montly amount of 5,000 NOK brutto and travel expenses are meant to be paid by the Host Family.
Please do not transfer money to the Au Pair before its arrival! If you want to pay a share of the travel costs, arrange an installment payment with the Au Pair, starting after the Au Pair's arrival.


Au Pairs in Norway shouldn't work more than 30 hours a week or 5 hours a day. 

3. Time off and holiday

The Au Pair will have 1.5 days off a week and at least your day off should be once a month Sunday. Furthermore, the Au Pair will be entitled to at least 4 week's paid holiday for a 12-month period.

4. Length of stay

Au Pairs can stay in Norway up to 2 years

5. Does my Au Pair need a visa?

  • EU-citizens do not need to apply for a visa but they should apply for a work permit if they are willing to stay longer than 3 months in Norway. Residents of Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain or Sweeden may be entitled to a Schengan Visa.
  • Au Pairs should ask the Norwegian embassy what are the requirements they need to fulfill in order to become an Au Pair in Norway and what are the documents to be provided.
Further information about your Au Pair's visa on visa application.

6. Insurance

Au Pairs will be included in the Norwegian Social Security System through their work permit. Host Families will pay for the insurance to cover you in the event of repatriation due to death, illness or injury during the Au Pair's stay.  We also recommend you to close an accident and liability insurance for your Au Pair.

Pro Trip-World offers will offer your Au Pair an economic and trustworthy insurance. In order to close this insurance you will only need to fill the online form!

7. What should my Au Pair do / NOT do?

The main task of an Au Pair should always be childcare. Here a list of what an Au Pair could do:

  • Play with the kids
  • Help the kids to get dressed
  • Take the children to school / kindergarden or other activities
  • Prepare meals
  • Do some light housework

Au Pairs should NOT:

  • Cook meals for the entire family
  • Look after children other than the family's
  • Look after pets
  • be in charge of cleaning non-shared rooms

AuPair.com cannot be held liable for any information, opinion or recommendation expressed in this website, so you are strongly advised to seek legal advice