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Norway has 6 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

18 - 29

The au pair must be over the age of 18 and not have turned 30.

18 - 30

language skills

Basic knowledge (equivalent to at least Level A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) of Norwegian or English.

Minimum language skills are not defined to get a working holiday visa.

education

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

marital status

No restrictions.

children

The au pair cannot have any children of his or her own.

prerequisites for families

Au pair
World
Working Holiday
New Zealand

definition of family

According to the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration;

The host family can be a married couple, partners or cohabitants with or without children, or a single parent with children

languages of family

The host family must speak Norwegian with the au pair.

citizenship of family

No official restrictions

prerequisites for agencies

Au pair
World
Working Holiday
New Zealand

agency support

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

other restrictions

Au pair
World
Working Holiday
New Zealand

other restrictions

According to the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration;

The host parent’s country of origin cannot be the same as the au pair’s country of origin. In some cases the UDI may make an exception to this rule. None of the host parents can be the au pair’s parent, child, sibling, cousin, brother/sister-in-law or uncle/aunt. Nor can the au pair be engaged or married to one of the host parents.
  • At least one of the parents in families who wish to have an au pair, must complete an e-learning course. More information can be found here.
  • The host family must ensure that the au pair take the mandatory tuberculosis test as soon as he/she arrives in Norway.

It is not possible to work for the same employer for more than six months.

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