Ireland


Ireland has 39 different programs for the different au pair citizenships.
Choose here which programs you want to see and compare.

program basics

Working Holiday
United States of America
Student
World
Free Movement (EU)
EU/EEA/CH

minimum age

18 18 18

maximum age

30 99 99

visa

visa required


visa required


no visa required

language requirements

required language skills:

English: B1

required language skills:

English: B1

required language skills:

English: B1

short program description

Non-EEA nationals whose governments do have a working holiday agreement have the choice between:

  • being a full time non-EEA student or
  • apply for a Working Holiday Authorisation (WHA) (see details below)


For more information please see the homepage of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

The WHA visa allows young US citizens to:

  • travel and work in Ireland or
  • progress in their chosen careers through employment in Ireland that is related to their degree and  / or professional experience.


More information can be found in section "US-Ireland visa arrangements" on the website of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Non-EEA nationals whose governments do have a working holiday agreement have the choice between:

  • being a full time non-EEA student (see details below) or
  • apply for a Working Holiday Authorisation (WHA)


Non-EEA nationals whose governments do not have a working holiday agreement with Ireland, need to be enrolled in an English language or non-Degree Program course, registered in the Internationalisation Register. Also, this program is not specifically designed for au pair jobs, but it is as well a possibility for the future au pair.

Note:

A list of all non-EU countries whose passport holders do not require a visa to enter Ireland being enrolled in an English language or non-Degree Program course, registered in the Internationalisation Register can be found in the "Guidelines for Language and Non-Degree Program Students" in Ireland, issued 01 January 2011 provided by the Citizens Information Board.

For more information  please see the homepages of the:

There is no official au pair program in Ireland. Still, Ireland is open to young people all around the world. However, there are different rules for EU/EEA/CH nationals vs. the rest of the world.

More detailled information about the "Free Movement" of EU Nationals  and what it all includes can be found on the website of European Commission in section "Free Movement - EU nationals".


Emergency numbers:

Please make a note of the emergency numbers to call when in Ireland:

1-1-2 or 9-9-9

The fire, ambulance and police services are all contactable through the above numbers.

prerequisites

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