Quick Check for au pairs

Do you want to live with a host family in New Zealand and look after their children, whilst learning more about the New Zealand culture and improving your foreign language skills? Do the Quick Check to find out if you meet the requirements to become an au pair in New Zealand.

Do you meet the following requirements?
You are 18-30 years old
You are a citizen of one of the following countries:
Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, Chile, China, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong (HKSAR), Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, the Netherlands, Norway, Peru, the Philippines, Poland, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, South Korea, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, USA, Uruguay or Vietnam
You are single and do not have any children
You have a good knowledge of English
You have at least 4,200 NZD in your bank account
You can cover your own travel cost
You have never been approved for a Working Holiday visa before


Do you meet all of these requirements? Congratulations! You comply with the most important regulations to become an au pair in New Zealand and spend a great time with your host family. As there is no official au pair programme in New Zealand, we recommend you to apply for the Working Holiday visa.

Do you miss any of these requirements? In this case, you are unfortunately not eligible to become an au pair in New Zealand.

Our tip: Why not become an au pair in another great host country? On the following page you will find more information on the au pair stay in 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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