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How to become an Au Pair in Turkey: requirements

To join the Au Pair program in Turkey, there are certain requirements that Au Pairs should meet. So, which criteria do you need to fulfill to become an Au Pair in Turkey?
If you want to find out, all you need to do is keep on reading.
Au Pair requirements Turkey

Au Pair requirements in Turkey

The requirements for participants might be slightly different depending on their citizenship. Generally, the applicants should be:
  • 18 - 30 years old
  • good English or basic Turkish language skills
  • able to pay for their travel and other costs
  • interested in working with kids
  • interested in living in Turkey for a while
In addition to the program requirements, there are a few things expected from participants. All applicants are expected to be in good health, be unmarried and without  kids of their own. They should also have some experience in childcare as this will be their main responsibility as an Au Pair. Participants meeting the mentioned criteria are welcome to register on and find a Host Family here!

Au Pair program in Turkey – Step by step application

If you match the participation criteria, there are just a few steps left to be part of the program:

1. Create your profile on

After the registration, create an attractive profile on our site. Complete it with all the important information, add a welcome letter a few pictures and personal description. Find users that meet your search criteria with the help of our recommendations tool.

All Au Pairs have free access to the services of our platform. Families can choose a free membership to browse through users, send automated messages and add candidates to their favorites list. They can also become a Premium Member and get the possibility to send personalized messages and receive access to documents required for the stay.

2. Arrange a video call with potential candidates

After chatting with the users on the platform, consider organizing a Skype interview with those you like. During the call you will get the chance to get to know each other better and come to an agreement. Organize several calls if you still have any doubts.

3. Sign the Au Pair contract

Once you’ve reached an agreement it is important to sign the contract. Include important details like pocket money, insurance, working hours per week and holidays.

4. Arrange an insurance in Turkey

Participants need an insurance covering accidents and illnesses. This will be needed to apply for a visa to Turkey. Host Families in Turkey are not obligated to pay for the insurance. However, the family should offer their help in searching for the right one.

5. Apply for the visa and Residence Permit to Turkey

Participants will need to go through the visa process. In Turkey, it is also necessary to get a work permit and a residence permit.

6. Plan the Au Pair’s arrival

The Au Pair needs to make sure to pack everything for the journey. The Host Family needs to prepare a room for the arrival. Both parties need to agree about the pick-up place and time at the airport. 

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