Young persons from EU countries may become au pairs in Austria up to the age of 30 years.
If your au pair is from outside the EU or from Croatia, please switch to the following information page for non-EU citizens.
EU citizens (except for Croatia) can enter Austria on a valid passport or identity card. Au pairs from EU countries neither need a work permit nor a residence permit.
Au pairs who are EU nationals or nationals of Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland do not need a residence permit. Should their stay, however, be longer than 3 months, they need to obtain a resident's registration document from your local Aufenthaltsbehörde, the Immigration, Citizenship and Registry Office in Austria.
A registration with the Austrian legal social insurance (according to the General Social Insurance Act – ASVG) is required for the au pair employment. Make sure that you have taken this issue into consideration.
You can find more information on our page: Contract, insurance, driving licence & Co.
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