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Belgium has 6 different programs for the different au pair citizenships.
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prerequisites for au pairs

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World
Working Holiday
Taiwan

age

The au pair must be between 18 and 25 years of age.

The au pair must not have reached the age of 26 at the date of granting the employment authorization and the work permit.

The candidate must be between 18 and 30 years of age.

language skills

The au pair must have a basic knowledge (equivalent to at least Level A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) of the usual language of the host family, or undertake to acquire such a basic knowledge by following an intensive language course immediately after arriving in Belgium.

The applicant must:

have a sufficient knowledge of one of Belgium’s national languages (French, Dutch, German) or English

education

According to the Immigration Office, the au pair must hold a document giving him/her access, in his/her country of origin, to higher education or prove that he/she has followed courses until at least the age of 17.

marital status

No official restriction.

children

There are no official rules defining if the au pair is allowed to have children of his/her own or can be accompanied by them.

prerequisites for families

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World
Working Holiday
Taiwan

definition of family

The host family must, at the start of the au pair’s stay,:

  • have at least one child below the age of 13;
  • in the case of children who have not yet reached the age of 6, prove that day care has been provided for a period corresponding to the maximum duration of the au pair’s stay or for the period up until the youngest reaches the age of 6;
  • produce a certificate of good character for all its members who are adults.

citizenship of family

No official restriction.

prerequisites for agencies

Au pair
World
Working Holiday
Taiwan

agency support

It's not mandatory to involve an au pair agency.

other restrictions

Au pair
World
Working Holiday
Taiwan

other restrictions

Not have been granted a work permit in Belgium before.

The applicant must:

  • have not participated in the working holiday program for Belgium before;
  • posses a valid round trip ticket.

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