Quick Check for au pairs

Working conditions for au pairs in Austria vary according to their country of origin (EU or non-EU member state). Do the Quick Check and find out whether you are eligible to travel to Austria to become an au pair.


Quick Check for non-EU citizens Quick Check for EU and EFTA citizens
Are you 18-27 years old?* Are you 18-28 (as a Croatian national: 18-27) years old?
Do you have a basic knowledge of German and can you prove it? Are you a citizen of an EU or EFTA state? (Exception: Croatia; please switch to the Quick Check for non-EU citizens).
Are you single and without children? Do you have a basic knowledge of German and wish to improve it?
Can you pay for your travel costs? Are you single and without children?
Do you wish to work as an au pair in Austria for at least 6 months? Can you pay for your travel costs?
It is the case that you have worked for no longer than 1 year as an au pair in Austria in the last five years?  
Would you like to improve your language skills and know more about Austrian culture?  

*Citizens of non-EU member states wishing to work as au pairs in Austria will only receive their confirmation of notification if they are younger than 28 years.


Have you replied to all questions with "Yes"? Great! Off you go, then! Austria is waiting for you!

Have you replied to one or more questions with "No"? In this case, you lack one or more important requirements to become an au pair in Austria.

Our tip: Think about an au pair placement in another great country. The following sub page provides you with more information on other host countries.

We are continually researching and updating our host country information, but cannot guarantee that all material provided is complete and correct. If you notice gaps or inaccuracies, we would like to hear from you.

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