Free movement in the EU, EFTA and EEA
Au pairs from the EU or from EFTA and EEA states have a right to freedom of movement within the EU. That means they have a right to work and to live in any other EU state.
According to the EU treaty, EU citizens are entitled to travel to other EU countries to:
If an au pair coming from an EU or EFTA member state wishes to work in another EU or EFTA member state, he or she:
Since Great Britain's official exit from the EU as of 31 January 2020, the right to freedom of movement no longer applies to British nationals in the EU or EU nationals in the UK. Therefore, EU au pairs planning au pair stays in the UK or UK au pairs planning au pair stays in an EU country need to find out about the relevant visa requirements.