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