visa-au-pair - Familienzusammenführung

Attorney for visa, residence, naturalization and inheritance law
Hotline- from the German landline 3€/min
0900 10 40 80 1
Telefonhotline für Visa, Aufenthalt, Einbürgerung und Erbrecht
DE | FR | ES | RU  
Go to content


english > German Aliens Law in English
Residence Permit für Germany - au pair
Persons between the ages of 18 and 27 can be granted a visa to work as an "au-pair" for a  period of at least six months and not longer than twelve months.
The aim of au-pair stays is to improve language skills and broaden horizons by getting to know  the host country.
Usually only one "au-pair" stay in Germany is possible.
A prolongation may be a possible at the Aliens Authority (Ausländerbehörde) - or a change of the purpose of the stay, i.e. work  or education.

The Germany embassey will usually demand the following documents for the application:
  • Valid passport
  • Residence permit
  • Proof of address, e.g. valid driver’s license, utility bill, lease
  • Signed "au-pair" contract based on the specimen contract published by the Federal  Employment Agency
  • A printout or fax copy will be accepted  if the "au-pair" post was offered by an agency with RAL Gütezeichen (Quality Mark)
  • Personally drafted complete curriculum vitae, detailing in particular training to date and,  where applicable, periods of employment
  • Letter of motivation detailing expectations of planned stay and  anticipated career and personal benefits, as well as future plans
  • Residence registration certificate of the guest family
  • Proof of German language skills at A1 level in the form of a recognized language certificate
  • Proof of adequate financial means (as a rule in the form of the au-pair contract)
  • Proof of adequate health insurance cove
Rechtsanwalt Dr .Wolfgang Buerstedde
Rathausstr. 16
53332 Bornheim-Roisdorf

Tel: +49  (0) 2222 - 931180
Fax: + 49 (0) 02222 - 931182

Montag – Freitag: 8:30 bis 12:30 Uhr
Montag – Donnerstag: 13:30 bis 17:30 Uhr
Termine nach Vereinbarung auch zu anderen Zeiten
AG Erbrecht Deutscher Anwaltverein
Deutschen Anwaltsverein - Erbrechtliche Fortbildungen
Info rund ums Erbrecht -DVEV
Back to content