The contract defines your rights and obligations, as well as those of your au pair. So that your au pair can be officially recognised by Luxembourg, the au pair contract (officially called the au pair agreement) must be signed by both you and your au pair and sent along with the substantiating documents to the National Youth Service (SNJ). This file must be validated before your au pair departs for Luxembourg. The validity of the contract depends on the acceptation of your approval as a host family and your au pair's approval as an au pair by the National Youth Service. Follow step by step the necessary requirements on our page Entry requirements for au pairs .
Termination of the au pair contract
The au pair contract is valid for the full duration of the au pair stay. However, it is possible to terminate the contract, for example if you and your au pair do not get on very well. According to Luxembourgish law, the notice period should be of 1 month. This allows the au pair time to find a new family or to organise their return journey. In serious circumstances, the termination of the contract can be effective immediately, that is to say, without a notice period. In all cases, the party who is terminating the contract must inform the other party in writing and address a copy of this communication to the National Youth Service.
If you, as a host family, wish to terminate the contract, you must talk about the decision with your au pair, explain the reasons for your envisaged decision and listen to their explanations. It is also possible for a member of the National Youth Service to be present during the meeting as a mediator as long as they are informed long enough in advance of their required attendance.
In Luxembourg, all au pairs, regardless of whether they come from the EU or not, are inevitably covered by the Luxembourgish social security. They receive, therefore, health and work accident insurance for the full duration of their stay.
In order that they receive this you must declare your au pair to the Communal Centre of Social Security (CCSS). You must submit an entry declaration. Declaring the working hours and salary will not be necessary. You will then receive a confirmation of registration which you will have to forward to the SNJ in the month following the arrival of your au pair. The CCSS will calculate the health and accident contributions. You are entirely responsible for paying the costs of the cover. The costs amount to €93.63 per month.
You have to take out public liability insurance in your au pair's name from an authorised insurer in Luxembourg, which covers the au pair for the duration of their stay with you.
Clarify with your au pair in advance if they will have to drive your car. If yes, ask if they already have driving experience. Other important questions are: is their driving licence also valid in Luxembourg? Do you have to register their licence with the National Society of Automobile Circulation (SNCA)? You will find more information on this topic on Guichet Unique. Also enquire about motor insurance: What happens in the case of an accident? Is your insurance also valid for your au pair? The best thing to do is also to extend your insurance to the au pair.
We strongly recommend you to discuss all important details concerning the au pair placement with your future au pair well in advance. On the following page you will find some useful questions you should ask your au pair.
Have you already spoken on the phone to find out if you get along well with each other? Find out what else you can do for your safety on our Security page.
CCSS: declaration and payment of cover
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