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Au pair requirements for Denmark

Learn more about the basic requirements for both au pairs and host families to enter the au pair program in Denmark.


Au pair requirements

  • You are 18 to 30 years old.
  • You speak a sufficient level of Danish, English, Swedish, Norwegian, or German.
  • You have never been married and have no children.
  • You have not previously had a residence permit in Denmark.
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Host family requirements

  • You have at least one child under the age of 18.
  • You or your partner are Danish citizens or have lived in Denmark for more than 10 years.
  • You do not rely on public assistance funds.
  • You have a private bedroom in your home for the au pair to live in.
  • You are willing to pay 18,000 DKK to the government to help fund the Danish courses for au pairs.
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Conditions and visa requirements for Denmark
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Conditions to au pair in Denmark
Click here to read more about pocket money, lodging, holiday time, and other conditons.
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Visa requirements for Denmark
Click here to learn more about the entry requirements and visa needed for your nationality.

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