Au pair in Austria - rules and requirements
Austria attracts with its rich cultural heritage, the majestic architecture of Vienna and Salzburg, stunning natural landscapes and a relaxed, friendly atmosphere.
Being an Au Pair in Austria is to live in the center of Europe, experience rich history and culture while improving your language skills and meeting new friends.
Below are the basic requirements for au pair program in Austria. For more detailed information please follow the links on the page or visit the official Immigration Service website.
Requirements for au pairs in Austria
|18-27 year old (non-EU) or 18-28 years old (EU)|
|Can't be married and have children|
|Basic knowledge of German language (with proof of knowledge)|
|Be able to pay for travel expenses|
|Must apply through an authorized job agency|
|Was not previously listed as au pair in Austria for longer than a year in the last five years|
Requirements for host families in Austria
|Have at least one child under the age of 18|
|Provide au pair with own bedroom and all meals|
|Provide au pair with pocket money from 485.85 EUR / month|
|Au pair duties cannot exceed 18 hours / week|
|Au pair stay must not be longer than 6-12 months|
|Be a German speaking family and willing to participate in cultural exchange|
|May not have family ties with the au pair|
|Be a different nationality than the Au Pair's nationality|
|Must notify the appropriate Job Service Centre "Arbeitsmarktservice Österreich" of this employment two weeks prior to au pair start.|
Help.gv.at - Internet platform on an inter-administrative level which provides information on all interactions with Austrian authorities and permits the electronic processing of some of these procedures (interface between authorities and citizens)
Information about residence permit for au pairs in Austria - Vienna City Administration