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Au Pair in Turkey: contract and insurance

The Au Pair contract and insurance play an important role in ensuring safety and security during the whole program for both Au Pair and Host Family. Let’s have a look at how to deal with the paperwork!
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Before you begin your stay as an Au Pair in Turkey, you should sign a contract with your Host Family and make sure you will have an insurance covering you during your whole stay.

The Au Pair contract

The Au Pair contract is a formal document between the Au Pair and the Host Family. It includes different organizational information and conditions of the cooperation during the whole stay.
Below is a list with the most important details of the cooperation, such as:
  • accommodation
  • pocket money / salary
  • Au Pair duties
  • Host Family responsibilities
  • working hours
  • time off
  • holidays
  • travel costs
  • language course
You can download a contract template right here on

Termination of the contract

There might be a situation where both Au Pair and Host Family will not be able to find common ground. If this is the case, you might need to consider the termination of the contract. As a rule, there is a two week notice period (unless a different term is stated in the contract). During this time, both parties will be looking for a replacement or an alternative solution.

The Au Pair insurance in Turkey

Participants will need a private insurance in Turkey. To apply for a residence permit, Au Pair and Host Family need to present proof of insurance. According to the official website, to apply for a residence permit the participant needs to have one of the following documents:
  • Private Health Insurance
  • Provision document issued by the Social Security
  • Document facilitating health services in Turkey
  • Application made to the Social Security Institution to be covered by the general health insurance

We recommend the first option as it is the fastest. Later on, the participant can apply for a social security insurance upon a social security payment. It is necessary for the Au Pair to receive a work permit. has also several partners, that offer insurance services for Au Pairs from all over the world. Read more about Dr. Walter or Care Concept.

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