Duration of the au pair stay

(Also to be found with keywords Duration of stay, Period of stay and Length of stay)

The officially permitted length of an au pair stay varies from host country to host country. This also can be affected by visa stipulations. Maximum length of stay information for various countries is given below.

Maximum length of an au pair stay for different host countries 

Australia 1 - 6 months (a change of families is possible for a further 6 months)
Austria EU: no restrictions, non-EU: 6 - 12 months max.
Belgium EU: no restrictions, non-EU: 1 - 12 months max.
Canada 1 - 12 months max.
Denmark EU: no restrictions, non - EU: 1 - 12 months, extendable up to 18 months max.
Finland EU: no restrictions, non-EU: 1 - 12 months max.
France 3 - 12 months, extendable up to 24 months max.
Germany EU: no restrictions, non-EU: min. 6 - 12 months max.
Iceland EU: no restrictions, non-EU: 1 - 12 months max.
Ireland EU: no restrictions, non-EU: 1 - 12 months max. or longer with a student visa
Italy EU: no restrictions, non-EU: 1 - 3 months or up to 12 months with a Working Holiday Visa
Liechtenstein 1 - 12 months max.
Luxemburg 1 - 12 months max.
Netherlands 1 - 12 months max.
New Zealand 1 - 12 months max.
Norway EU: no restrictions, non-EU: 1 - 24 months
Spain EU: no restrictions, non-EU: 6 - 12 months max. or longer with a student visa
Sweden EU: no restrictions, non-EU: 1 - 12 months max.
Switzerland EU: 1 - 12 months, extendable up to 24 months max., non-EU: 1 - 12 months max.
United Kingdom EU: no restrictions, non-EU: 1 - 24 months
USA 12 months min., extendable by 6, 9, or 12 months.

 

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