Au pair in Belgium - rules and requirements Au pair in Belgium - rules and requirements

Belgium is an ancient, culturally original and full of various monuments and sights of the country. Au pairs must take part in a Dutch, French or German language course (according to the region in Belgium) offered by an officially recognized institution.
As an au pair in Belgium, you can immerse yourself in Belgian culture and explore everything, this beautiful country has to offer, while improving your language skills.

Below are the basic requirements for au pair program in Belgium. For more detailed information please follow the links on the page or visit the official Immigration Service website.

Requirements for au pairs in Belgium

18-25 years old
Can't be married and have children
Basic knowledge of at least one language: Dutch, French or German
Be able to pay for travel expenses
Never had a work permit B in Belgium before
Must prove that you have attended school up to the age of 17
Visa 1-3 months (VISA C), 3-12 months (VISA D).

Requirements for host families in Belgium

Have at least one child under the age of 13
Provide au pair with own bedroom and all meals
Provide au pair with pocket money from 450 EUR / month
Au pair duties cannot exceed 20 hours / week
Au pair stay: 12 months
Be a Dutch, French or German speaking family and willing to be part of a cultural exchange
May not have family ties with the au pair
Be a different nationality than the Au Pair's nationality

Relevant links

Work permit for au pairs - Official information and services