Au pair in Finland - rules and requirements Au pair in Finland - rules and requirements

Finland is a country of white nights and northern lights, endless forests and thousands lakes, a variety of picturesque islands and the vast snowy expanses of Lapland, known to many as the birthplace of Santa.
Being an au pair in Finland is a great opportunity to experience Finish culture, magnificent nature of northern Europe and improve your language skills and meeting new friends.

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

Requirements for au pairs in Finland

17-30 years old
Can't be married and have children
Basic knowledge of Finish or Swedish (with proof of knowledge)
Be able to pay for travel expenses

Requirements for host families in Finland

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 280 EUR / month
Au pair duties cannot exceed 25 hours / week
Au pair stay: 12 months
Be a Finish or Swedish 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

Residence permit application for au pair status - Finnish Immigration Service "Maahanmuuttovirasto"