Au pair in Germany - rules and requirements 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

Relevant links

Apply for an au pair visa - Service portal Baden-Württemberg
List of the German Embassies by country - Federal Foreign Office "Auswärtiges Amt"