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Become a Host Family in Turkey

Au Pair in Turkey

Are you considering becoming a host family in Turkey? Then you probably have a lot of questions. In the following article, will give you the answers to the most important questions about the Au Pair program in Turkey. 
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 Turkey you should meet certain requirements to host an Au Pair: 

  • You have at least 1 child under 18 years old
  • You can provide the Au Pair with a private room and full board
  • You are willing to pay the Au Pair around 500 TRY per month
  • You are looking for an Au Pair with a different nationality than your own
The conditions for Au Pairs can be found here

2. Au Pair wages and hours


Au Pairs in Turkey will earn around 500 TRY a month.
Please do not transfer money to the Au Pair before his/her 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 Turkey shouldn't work more than 30 hours a week. 

3. Time off and holiday

The Au Pair will have 2 full days and 4 evenings free. The Au Pair will also be entitled to a 2 week's paid holiday a year.

4. Length of stay

Au Pairs in Turkey usually stay a minimum of 3 months and a maximum period of 12 months.

5. Does my Au Pair need a visa?

  • Yes, Au Pairs will need a visa in order to become an Au Pair in Turkey. Depending on the country, the requirements to become an Au Pair may be slightly different so we do recommend Au Pairs to get informed at the Turkish embassy placed in their home country.
  • List of countries of citizens allowed to become an Au Pair in Turkey: Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Haiti, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Macedonia, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden,  Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States.

Click here to find out more info about the visa application.

6. Insurance

There isn't any official AuPair Program in Turkey, so Au Pairs will have to ask their insurance company if they are willing to cover their stay in Turkey. If not, you should discuss who will be the one bearing the costs of a private insurance (not only a healthcare insurance but also an accident and liability insurance). We recommend the Host Family to pay for the mentioned costs.

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

The main responsability of an Au Pair should always be taking care of the children. During this time the Au Pair can:

  • Play with the kids
  • Help the kids get dressed
  • Take the children to school / kindergarden or other activities
  • Prepare meals
  • Do some light housework
  • Babysit: up to 3 evenings a week (included in the working hours)

The Host Family shouldn't forget there are certain duties their Au Pair should NOT do:

  • Taking care of pets
  • Looking after someone else's children
  • Cooking for the whole family
  • Cleaning non-shared rooms cannot be held liable for any information, opinion or recommendation expressed in this website, so you are strongly advised to seek legal advice

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