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Au pair requirements for Germany

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


Au pair requirements

  • You are 18 to 26 years old.
  • You have at least an A1 level of German.
  • You have never been married and have no children.
  • You want to stay in Germany between 6 and 12 months.
  • You have enough money to afford your trip.
An au pair reads a book to her two host children.

Host family requirements

  • You have at least one child under the age of 18.
  • You or your partner have German or EU citizenship.
  • You speak German every day.
  • You have a private bedroom in your home for the au pair to live in.
  • You have sufficient income to finance your au pair’s stay.
  • You have a different nationality than your au pair.
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Conditions and visa requirements for Germany
Find an au pair job in Germany and see yourself stading in one of the beautiful villages like this girl in her white dress. Conditions to au pair in Germany
Conditions to au pair in Germany
Click here to read more about pocket money, lodging, holiday time, and other conditons.
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Visa requirements for Germany
Click here to learn more about the entry requirements and visa needed for your nationality.

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