Au pair in Germany - rules and requirements
Germany is extremely diverse, from the gloomy forests to the endless fields, from the sandy beaches to the mountain ranges of the Alps, from the vineyards to the chalky rocks of Rügen.
As an au pair in Germany, you can experience rich history and culture, the scenic countryside as well as thriving metropolitan cities while improving your language skills and meeting new friends.
Below are the basic requirements for au pair program in Germany. For more detailed information please follow the links on the page or visit the official Immigration Service website.
Requirements for au pairs in Germany
|18-26 year old (non-EU) or 17-30 years old (EU)|
|Can't be married and have children|
|Basic knowledge of German language|
|Be able to pay for travel expenses|
Requirements for host families in Germany
|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 260 EUR / month|
|Au pair duties cannot exceed 6 hours / day and 30 hours / week|
|Au pair stay: 6-12 months|
|Be a 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|