Au pair contract and invitation letter



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We advise our au pairs and host families to include all important arrangements, such as duties, working hours, pocket money and free time in their contract. This helps avoid misunderstandings and ensure safety for au pairs and host families.

You can download the contracts and invitation letter from this page and fill them in on your computer. You need to have Adobe Reader installed on your PC to view these documents. You may download the current version free of charge from this website.

Au pair in America (USA)

Au pairs who wish to work in America must pass through a designated agency! To be allowed to legally work in the USA, they need to apply for a J-1 visa. The au pairs will obtain this visa from the US designated au pair agencies. The agencies normally also provide the applicant with the au pair contract

Au pair in Australia

Unfortunately, there is no official au pair contract for Australia. Therefore, we suggest that you download the official European au pair contract and modify it according to your needs.

Au pair in Austria

All au pairs going to Austria should sign the Austrian au pair contract (in German). You may consult the translation of the Austrian au pair contract (in English). However, the AMS only accepts contracts in German.

Au pair in Belgium

All au pairs going to Belgium should sign one of the official Belgian au pair contracts with their host families. Please download the form according to the region where your host family lives:

Brussels

Wallonia

Flanders

Au pair in Canada

We advise Work and Travel visa holders to download the official European au pair contract and modify it according to their needs.

Au pair in Denmark

The official contract for Denmark is included in the application form for a residence permit (in Danish and English).

Au pair in Finland

Unfortunately, there is no official au pair contract for Finland. Therefore, we suggest that you download the official European au pair contract and modify it according to your needs. For au pairs from non-EU countries a written contract is needed to apply for a residence permit.

Au pair in France

Both au pair and host family must sign the French au pair contract. This is necessary for an au pair's legal residence in France.

*For au pairs requiring a visa, we advise to use the contract in French to avoid problems at the embassy.

Au pair in Germany

EU au pairs will only need the au pair contract. Au pairs from non-EU countries will need both the au pair contract and invitation letter:

*For au pairs requiring a visa, we advise to use the documents in German to avoid problems at the embassy.

Au pair in Iceland

Unfortunately, there is no official au pair contract for Iceland. Therefore, we suggest that you download the official European au pair contract and modify it according to your needs.

Au pair in Ireland

Unfortunately, there is no official au pair contract for Ireland. Therefore, we suggest that you download the official European au pair contract and modify it according to your needs.

Au pair in Italy

Unfortunately, there is no official au pair contract for Italy. Therefore, we suggest that you download the official European au pair contract and modify it according to your needs:

*For au pairs requiring a visa, we advise to use the European au pair contract in Italian to avoid problems at the embassy.

Au pair in Japan

Unfortunately, there is no official au pair contract for Japan. Therefore, we suggest that you download the official European au pair contract and modify it according to your needs.

Au pair in Liechtenstein

Please use the official au pair contract for Liechtenstein (only in German). 

Au pair in Luxembourg

Both au pair and host family must sign the au pair contract. This is necessary for an au pair's legal residence in Luxembourg.

Au pair in Mexico

Unfortunately, there is no official au pair contract for Mexico. Therefore, we suggest that you download the official European au pair contract in Spanish (translation of the English contract) or in English and modify it according to your needs

Au pair in the Netherlands

In the Netherlands, the au pair stay is a cultural exchange programme. It must be confirmed by an au pair agency that is officially recognised by the Dutch Immigration Office (IND). Therefore, please turn to your agency to obtain the standard contract.

Au pair in New Zealand

Unfortunately, there is no official au pair contract for New Zealand. Therefore, we suggest that you download the official European au pair contract and modify it according to your needs.

Au pair in Norway

Au pairs and host families sign the official contract for au pairs in Norway. Au pairs from non-EU countries need this contract when applying for their residence and work permit. Au pairs from EU countries need it when registering with the local police in Norway.

Au pair in Spain

Unfortunately, there is no official au pair contract for Spain. Therefore, we suggest that you download the official European au pair contract and modify it according to your needs:

In addition to the contract, au pairs from outside the EU need an invitation letter from their host families. In Spain, the General Police Directorate issues the invitation letter. Therefore, host families need to request the corresponding form from their local police station. Upon receipt, they need to send the letter along with the contract to their future au pairs to allow the boys or girls to present the documents to the Spanish embassy and apply for their visa. 

*For au pairs requiring a visa, we advise to use the European au pair contract in Spanish to avoid problems at the embassy.

Au pair in Sweden

Unfortunately, there is no official au pair contract for Sweden. Therefore, we suggest that you download the official European au pair contract and modify it according to your needs. Please note that the contract must include the following information:

  • the au pair does not carry out more than 25 hours/week of house work,
  • the au pair participates in Swedish language studies for a significant period of their remaining time (an acceptance letter from the school must be included in the application for a work permit),
  • room and board are offered,
  • they receives a monthly salary of at least 3,500 SEK before tax.

Au pair in Switzerland

In Switzerland, au pair contracts comply with the normal employment contracts for domestic workers. As those standard contracts differ from canton to canton, there is no single official au pair contract for the whole of Switzerland. We recommend that you go to the relevant swiss migration and job centre to obtain the form valid in your canton.

Au pair in the United Kingdom

Unfortunately, there is no official au pair contract for the United Kingdom (England). Therefore, we suggest that you download the official European au pair contract and modify it according to your needs.

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