|Quick Check for non-EU citizens||Quick Check for EU and EFTA citizens|
|Are you 18-24 years old? (a3)**||Are you 18-30 years old?|
|Do you have a basic knowledge of German (at least at level A1)?||Do you have a basic knowledge of German?|
|Are you unmarried and without children?||Are you unmarried and without children?|
|Can you pay for your travel costs?||Can you pay for your travel costs?|
|Do you wish to stay in Germany for a minimum of 6 months?|
|Is this the first time you will be an au pair in Germany?|
*For au pairs from Bulgaria and Romania: the age limit of 24 applies until 31 December 2013.
** The maximum age for non-EU au pairs in Germany is expected to rise to 27 years as of 1st July 2013. This means that when applying for a visa, you may be 26 instead of 24 years old.
Have you answered all questions with "Yes"? Great! In this case, Germany is waiting for you!
Have you answered one or more questions with "No"? In this case, you lack one or more important requirements to become an au pair in Germany.
Our tip: Think about an au pair placement in another great country. Here, you can find some information on the au pair stay in other countries. A Working Holiday Maker visa may be an option for you. Please contact the competent authority for more information.