How to become an au pair in Germany

Ready to go? Find out which documents you need to apply for before leaving your country and what you need to consider upon your arrival. As the regulations differ according to your home country (EU/EFTA country or non-EU country), you should first choose where you are from.

Travelling to Germany as an au pair: information for EU or EFTA citizens Travelling to Germany as an au pair: information for non-EU citizens
EU and EFTA Member States Non-EU countries
EU: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain (United Kingdom), Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain
EFTA: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland
Nationals of all other countries

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