Search for an Au-pair/host-family by oneself (without an agency) step by step
The prerequisites for the au-pair program in Germany:
The following process steps are valid for Au-pair from countries, which need to apply for visa to Germany:
|1.||Register on one of the internet portals (create your own profile).||Register on one of the internet portals (create your own profile).|
|2.||Contact your potential Au-pair via E-mail and/or Telephone.||Contact your potential host-family via E-mail and/or Telephone.|
|3.||Write a letter of invitation, create a contract and send it to your future Au-pair.||
Apply for the visa and have an interview in the embassy.
List of required documents:
(Please contact the German embassy in your country for more details.)
Wait for the letter from the aliens department, prepare the following documents and bring them to the agreed appointment:
Wait for the letter from the employment office, arrange the following documents and send them to the employment office:
|Sign the Au-pair statement after having read the „Bulletin of Au-pairs in German families”.|
Wait for the visa (The visa will be valid for 3 months).
Normally it takes 6-8 weeks to get the visa. In some cases it takes more or less time.
Book a ticket (plane, bus, train etc.) Arrive at the host-family.
Register in the registry office.
Apply for a residence permit in the aliens department (about 50 Euro fee for 1 year).