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Au pair requirements for Sweden

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


Au pair requirements

  • You are 18 to 30 years old.
  • You have a basic knowledge of Swedish and can demonstrate an interest in Swedish culture.
  • You have never been married and have no children.
  • You have enough savings to pay for your travel costs.
  • You are not a Swedish citizen.
An au pair plays with her laughing host child on the couch in their home.

Host family requirements

  • You have at least one child under the age of 18.
  • You speak Swedish every day with your family
  • You do not have the same nationality as your au pair.
  • You have a private bedroom in your home for the au pair to live in for up to 12 months.
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Conditions and visa requirements for Sweden
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Conditions to au pair in Sweden
Click here to read more about pocket money, lodging, holiday time, and other conditons.
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Visa requirements for Sweden
Click here to learn more about the entry requirements and visa needed for your nationality.

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