Finland

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Finland has 8 different programs for the different au pair citizenships.
Choose here which programs you want to see and compare.

prerequisites for au pairs

Au pair
World
Working Holiday
New Zealand

age

17 - 30

18 - 35

language skills

Minimum language skills are not defined to get an au pair visa.

Minimum language skills are not defined to get a working holiday visa, but to be able to work it is necessary to have Finnish or Swedish language skills.

education

There are no prerequisites regarding the school education or if the au pair needs to hold any special degrees.

No official restriction.

marital status

No official restriction.

children

According to the Finnish Immigration, if the au pair has a family, he/she may not bring them to Finland with him/her.

No official restriction.

prerequisites for families

Au pair
World
Working Holiday
New Zealand

definition of family

There are no official restricting definition for a family e.g. regarding the age of children.

So to our knowledge, any mother and/or father living together with a child can become a host family.

not relevant

citizenship of family

No restrictions.

not relevant

prerequisites for agencies

Au pair
World
Working Holiday
New Zealand

agency support

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

not relevant

other restrictions

Au pair
World
Working Holiday
New Zealand

other restrictions

The au pair cannot be related to the host family and not have worked as an au pair before, in Finland or in another country.

According to the Finnish Immigration, the au pair must append to his/her application:

  • a free-form explanation on why he/she wishes to go to Finland to work as an au pair, learn the language, and learn to know the Finnish culture.
  •  clarification of his/her interest in the Finnish culture, such as certificates of any studies in history or politics.

It is also necessary to present a health certificate that is less than 3 months old, with confirmation that the au pair does not have any of the most common serious contagious diseases.

  • Not been granted a Working holiday permit in Finland before.
  • The dependant of the applicant cannot travel with him.
  • It is necessary to have a ticket for departure from Finland or sufficient funds to purchase such a ticket
  • The applicant must have sufficient funds to cover his living expenses while he / she is in Finland.

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