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)
|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
Contract signed by the host family.
Contract must include:
Proof of registration with postal code from the local city council
(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
|Valid for the complete duration of your stay in Germany|
Proof of Residence permit in S.A.
|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.