France

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France has 20 different programs for the different au pair citizenships.
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rules & regulations

Working Holiday
Russia
Foreign temporary familial trainee
World

minimum stay

There is no minimum stay required.

The minimum stay for the Foreign temporary familial trainee is 3 months.

maximum stay

The working holiday visa is valid for four months only and cannot be extended.

The initial term of the agreement may not exceed one year. The agreement may be extended to allow a maximum stay of 24 months in France.

working hours

Once in France, the "holiday worker" can work in order to subsidize his stay. The employment will be in compliance with the French employment laws. The amount of hours worked, days off, tasks, etc. will then be mentioned in the working agreement.

The working hours may not exceed 5 hours a day.

days off

Once the "holiday worker" will have gain employment, the days off will be specified in the employment agreement, in compliance with the French employment laws.

The Foreign temporary familial trainee is entitled to one day off a week with at least one Sunday a month.

holidays

Once the "holiday worker" will have gain employment, the holidays will be specified in the employment agreement, in compliance with the French employment laws.

not relevant

allowed work

not relevant

The Foreign temporary familial trainee provides the host family services consisting in participation in day family duties (household chores, childcare, ...).

The placement agreement between the au pair and the host family defines exactly the services provided by the au pair.

forbidden work

As far as we are aware, the "holiday worker" can perform all professional activities (unless regulated of course).

not relevant

pocket money

The salary perceived in France should be at least equal to the French minimum salary (link in French).

The au pair receives pocket money between 75 et 90 times the minimum salary, which corresponds to a monthly amount between 264.00 and 316.80 EUR (the final amount has to be agreed between the au pair and the host family).

board and lodging

not relevant

It is customary for the au pair to be housed and fed.

room

not relevant

The accommodation for the au pair has to be agreed upon between the au pair and the host family.

language course

There is no obligation to undertake language courses under the working holiday scheme.

The au pair must have sufficient time to take French language or civilizations classes.

The au pair has to be enrolled in French courses.

travel expenses

The applicant must provide a copy of the round trip flight.

The split of the travel expenses between the au pair and the host family must be discussed amongst them.

health, accident and liability insurance

An insurance for the entire stay is highly recommended.

The au pair comes under the general system of Social Security (sickness, maternity, employment injury, basic pensions) and supplementary pension fund (IRCEM).

The social security contributions have to be paid only by the host family.

social welfare system

The owner of a working holiday visa is not entitled to social security in France.

The host family, as employer must declare the au pair every three months at the Urssaf (social welfare). The contribution of the host family will be based on the declaration.

The provisions of the labour rights do apply.


tax

not relevant

The pocket money is not subject to taxation

cost for host family

not relevant

The cost for the host family is as follow:

  • Pocket money: 541.52 EUR per month (including taxes)
  • Housing and food
  • Eventually, contribution to the trip or the language classes
  • Additional car insurance for the au pair (if required)
  • Other

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