Au Pair Visa


You are planning to work in Germany as an Au Pair?

Information about the application procedure can be found Visa - long term (National visa).

Checklist of required documents for an Au Pair visa (print-version) : 

2x Application form
Application  completed, printed and signed
(including Information provided to applicants pursuant to Section 54 (2) 8 in conjunction with Section 53 of the Residence Act)

+ 2 copies of the data page

Valid and signed passport which must have at least two blank pages. It is not mandatory but strongly recommended that the passport is valid for the whole intended stay in Germany.
2x Photo
Recent passport photographs according to (not stapled)

Au-Pair Employment contract
+ 2 copies

Contract signed by the host family.

Contract must include:

  1. Number and ages of children
  2. Duration of contract
  3. General duties
  4. Working hours (max. 30 hours per week and two days off)
  5. Min. income of € 260 per month
  6. Proof of registration for further German language course

details of host Family

Proof of registration with postal code from the local city council

Passport copies of hosts
(Host family’s home language needs to be German and they may not be related to the applicant)

Proof of qualification / school leaving certificate

+ 2 copies

Proof of German language skills

+ 2 copies
Level A1 (Goethe-Institute or other recognized Institution)

Proof of health insurance
+ 2 copies

Valid for the complete duration of your stay in Germany

Proof of Residence permit in S.A.
+ 2 copies

Only applicable for non-South African citizens.
2x checklist
Two copies of this checklist  have to be signed and submitted with your application.

The German Mission reserves the right to ask for additional documentation at any time during the processing of the application whenever deemed necessary. Presenting the above-mentioned documentation does not guarantee that the visa will be granted. We strongly recommend that you do not purchase an airline ticket unless the visa has been approved and the German Mission requests you to do so.

The processing time can take up to three months. Once the application has been approved by the relevant German authority, the German Mission will issue a visa valid for 3 - 6 months (depending on the duration of the travel insurance provided). Your subsequent residence permit will be issued by the competent Aliens Authority in Germany. You are required to apply well in advance for it before the expiry of the visa.

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