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Sign the contract with your Host Family
Exchange contact details with your Hosts, arrange a video-call and talk about your contract. When you reach a mutual agreement, sign it!
Check if you need a residence permit for Sweden
Depending on your nationality you will need to follow a different path. Usually, to become an Au Pair in Sweden the applicant needs to acquire a residence and work permit (arbets- och uppehållstillstånd). It is not a rule, though, and some nationalities use a different scheme. Check which rules apply to you below:
Participants from Nordic countries - if you are from a Nordic country (Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Norway) you do not need a residence and work permit to become an Au Pair in Sweden.
Men and women from EU and EEA countries - if you are from any EU or EEA country, you usually do not need a residence permit, but a work permit. Anyway, you will need a residence permit if you are going to stay and work in Sweden for more than 3 months.
Therefore, you can enter Sweden and start working with your hosts, but you will need to apply for the permit and receive it within the first 3 months after your arrival. It’s better to do it right away!
Au Pairs from Non-EU countries - if you are from any country not stated above you will have to get a work and residence permit before you enter Sweden as an Au Pair.
Pack your suitcase and enjoy a year in one of the most intriguing and advanced countries worldwide!
As an Au Pair in Sweden…
… you may need to arrange a few additional things. If you are a citizen from a Nordic country or you applied for a residence/work permit prior to your arrival to Sweden, you should skip the first point:
EU and EEA citizens - residence permit for Sweden
You may need to apply for a residence or work permit. As a citizen from any EU or EEA country (but not a Nordic country), you need to acquire a residence permit if you are going to stay in Sweden for more than 3 months. You can do it after your arrival in Sweden at a local Migration Board Permit Unit.
Keep in mind that you will probably need to present a certificate of enrollment in any language course (it should cover about 15 hours a week) and the signed contract.
Swedish Tax Agency (Skatteverket)
All participants need to pay taxes in Sweden and therefore need to register with a Swedish Tax Agency.
Swedish Social Insurance Agency (Försäkringskassan)
After the arrival in Sweden, remember to register with the Swedish Social Insurance Agency (Försäkringskassan). It will allow each participant to use public health services in Sweden. If you are a EU citizen, you should also have your EHIC with you!
The Working Holiday agreement between Sweden and Australia, Canada, New Zealand and South Korea allows applicants from these countries to work as Au Pairs in Sweden under this scheme. The work permit may still be necessary, though.
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