How to host an au pair from the EU

Au pairs from the EU need neither a residence permit nor a visa for entering Luxembourg. However some administrative requirements must be completed before the arrival of your au pair in Luxembourg.

Register as a family

Step 1: Signing the au pair contract and preparing the approval as an au pair

Whether they are EU citizens or not, all au pairs must obtain approval as an au pair from the National Youth Service (SNJ) and supply the substantiating documents. First of all, agree on the terms of the au pair contract (otherwise known as an au pair agreement) with your au pair, sign 3 copies and send them to your au pair. Your au pair will also sign them and send them back to you, accompanied by the following documents:

  • the application form for approval as an au pair duly completed, 
  • a certificate of study which gives them access to higher education in their home country or which shows that they have been educated up to the age of at least 17,
  • a medical certificate dated by less than 3 months showing they have good health to do their au pair tasks of taking care of the children and carrying out light household duties,
  • a copy of their passport or identity card.

Does your au pair come from a non-EU country? In that case, you will find information on the page How to host an au pair from a non-EU country.

Step 2: Preparation of your approval as a host family

To become a host family to an au pair, you must obtain approval as a host family from the National Youth Service (SNJ). To do that, you must submit an application to the SNJ comprised of the application form, available online accompanied by the following documents:

  • a household composition form dated by no longer than 3 months,
  • a Certificate of Good Conduct dated by no longer than 3 months from all members of your family over the age of 18,
  • proof that the daycare of your children who are under 6 years of age is planned. 

Step 3: Submitting your application to the SNJ

You must present your application to SNJ before the arrival of your au pair. The application comprises of 3 copies of the au pair contract (signed by both parties), your application for approval as a host family as well as the documents which your au pair sends to you. The SNJ approves your application and returns two validated copies of the au pair contract to you, as well as the approval for your au pair and your aproval as a host family. You send a copy of the contract and the approval as an au pair to your au pair.

Step 4: Register your au pair to the CCSS

You must register your au pair with the CCSS (Communal Centre of Social Security) to set up medical and accident insurance in their name, covering them for the duration of their stay with you. To do this you must submit an entry declaration to the CCSS. The CCSS will then send you a confirmation of registration and you should send it to the SNJ in the course of the first month of the au pair stay. 
As the au pair's pocket money is not considered as a salary, you are solely responsible for the costs of the affiliation with the social security. At the moment, the costs amount to €93.63 per month.

Useful links:

Guichet Public: find out all of the requirements for hosting an au pair
SNJ: legal framework for hosting an au pair in Luxembourg
Accueil Aupair: institutional site about the au pair stay, managed by the SNJ

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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