Sweden

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Sweden has 7 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
Free Movement (EU)
EU/EEA/CH

age

18-30

language skills

There is no official requirement regarding language skills to be able to work as an au pair.

To be able to work as an au pair, Language skills that are equivalent to at least B1 of the "Common European Framework of Reference for Languages" are recommended.


education

There have been found no prerequisites regarding

  • school education
  • experience in childcare

to be able to work as an au pair.

Even when applying for the visa no Certificate of highest qualification attained has to be attached.

marital status

No restrictions about the marital status of an au pair have been found.

children

There are no official rules if the au pair is allowed to have children or not.

Note:

One of the requirements to be able to obtain 

  • a work permit as an au pair is not to be accompanied by any family members 
  • a work permit for a Working Holiday is not to be accompanied by any children.

prerequisites for families

Au pair
World
Working Holiday
New Zealand
Free Movement (EU)
EU/EEA/CH

definition of family

No official rules regarding  a restricting definition of a family have been found.

languages of family

There is one official language in Sweden:

  • Swedish

citizenship of family

No restrictions about the citizenship of the family have been found.

prerequisites for agencies

Au pair
World
Working Holiday
New Zealand
Free Movement (EU)
EU/EEA/CH

other restrictions

Au pair
World
Working Holiday
New Zealand
Free Movement (EU)
EU/EEA/CH

other restrictions

The Swedish Migration Agency gives the following note about possible difficulties in receiving a work permit:

A person with a permit to work as an au pair may not take a full-time job as a child minder or home help.

Having just worked as an au pair in another country can make it more difficult to obtain a permit in Sweden, due to the possibility that the real purpose of their stay is to take a regular job as a child minder or the like.

Besides that, the Swedish Public Employment Service states:

A Person that comes from Sweden or is already a resident in Sweden, cannot be employed as an au pair in Sweden for he / she would be considered a normal employee regarding e.g. taxes and employer's contributions.

(translation of the Swedish version => see "Links and Downloads - Ta emot en au pair")


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