Requirements For AU Pair In Luxembourg

By | December 21, 2022

Requirements For AU Pair In Luxembourg

In this article tries to answer the question by publishing the Requirements For AU Pair In Luxembourg

Au Pair in Luxembourg rules for EU citizens

In this part we have collected information about requirements for all the European Union and EFTA citizens. If you are one of them, you need to fulfill the following criteria:  

  • Age: 18 – 30 years
  • Language skills: good knowledge of English, basic knowledge of your Host Family’s language or one of the three official languages of Luxembourg (Luxembourgish, German or French).
  • Education: high school diploma
  • Health: in good health
  • Marital status: unmarried without children of your own

If you meet all of the above mentioned criteria, don’t wait and…

Free Registration as Candidate

Step by step to Luxembourg!

We broke down the process into small steps to help you understand how to proceed further:

1 Find a Host Family in Luxembourg

You can use the platform to search for a Host Family. After the registration, create an interesting profile and contact families that match your search criteria. Au Pairs can register and use the platform for free! 

2 Take care of contract and insurance

You need to sign the Au Pair agreement with your future Host Family. After the arrival, you need to ask your Host Family to get you registered with the CCSS (Communal Centre of Social Security) to get an insurance coverage for your whole stay in Luxembourg. 

3 Get ready for your adventure!

EU and EFTA citizens do not need a visa for Luxembourg. Just pack everything you need for your experience and search for the optimal way to travel to Luxembourg from your country. 

Au Pair in Luxembourg rules for Non-EU citizens

If you are not an EU-citizen, you will have slightly different participation requirements. Below you can find the list of main criteria you should meet: 

  • You are 18 – 30 years old.
  • You can speak the language of your Host Family on a basic level and have good command of either the English language or one of the three official languages of Luxembourg (Luxembourgish, German or French).
  • You have at least a high school diploma.
  • You meet the criteria for the visa application.
  • You can cover your travel and visa expenses.

Are all the above points about you? Then don’t wait and…  

Free Registration as Candidate

Au pairing in Luxembourg – step by step

The whole process might seem complex, but we are here to help with a step by step guide, so it will be easier for you to understand the following process:

1 Look for a Host Family on

You can access a special guidebook for Au Pairs with useful information about the search and matching process. If you are already registered on, fill in all the sections on your profile to make it attractive for prospective Host Families. Based on the information you provide in your profile, the platform will suggest the best Host Families to you.

2 Check the validity of your passport

Your passport needs to be valid for the whole period of your stay in Luxembourg. Ensure you also have at least 2 spare pages for the visa and stamps.

3 Sign the contract

The Au Pair contract is a formal document that makes the cooperation between a Host Family and an Au Pair more efficient. It also helps avoiding potential misunderstandings abroad and serves as one of the core documents during the visa application. Ask your Host Family to sign the document and send the original to you.

4 Apply for an Au Pair approval in Luxembourg

To become an Au Pair in Luxembourg you need to be validated by the Ministry of National Education. To do so, you need to fill out the free online application form and attach all required documents. Once you are done with the application, send it to your Host Family along with the other required documents, so they can submit it to the National Youth Service (SNJ).

5 Apply for a temporary stay in Luxembourg

Before arriving in Luxembourg, you need to apply for a temporary stay at the Department of Immigration. Attach a copy of your passport, birth certificate and Au Pair approval to the application. 

6 Apply for a visa
Confirm the list of documents required for a visa in Luxembourg with the local embassy or consulate in charge. If you are planning to stay less than three months, you will need a C-type visa. If you intend to stay longer than three months, you will need a D-type visa.

7 Submit arrival declaration

Within three days after your arrival in Luxembourg you will need to file the arrival declaration. You will need your passport, the temporary stay allowance, the Au Pair contract and approval to be an Au Pair in Luxembourg that you received from the Ministry of Education. 

8 Apply for a residence permit 

Within three months following your arrival in Luxembourg, you need to apply for a residence permit in the Department of Immigration. Download the application for a residence permit. You will need to take the following with you as well:

  • a copy of your passport, 
  • a copy of your stay allowance in Luxembourg, 
  • a copy of your arrival declaration, 
  • medical certification by SMI, 
  • proof of tax payment

The residence permit will help you apply for the certificate of residence.

9 Register yourself with CCSS

Ask your Host Family to register you with CCSS (Communal Centre of Social Security) so you can have health and accident insurance for your whole stay in Luxembourg.  

How much is au pair salary in Luxembourg?

According to Luxembourgish regulations, the amount of pocket money that au pairs receive from the host family corresponds to one fifth of the national minimum wage, which is reviewed every year.

The corresponding amount is currently €440 per month. This sum should be indicated in the au pair contract.

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