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Create your file


You are about to actualise your decision and embark on a beautiful journey!


Now that you know the prerequisites, you can complete the file online or using the paper version.


Remember, we do not handle au pair search requests! We are here to oversee and manage proper administrative procedures.
If you need assistance, specialised agencies or associations can help you with the search and matching services.

Before you begin – ensure you have all the necessary documents ready. Incomplete applications will not be processed.

For the host family

For each new hosting of an au pair, the host family must submit these documents even if they already have approval.

A certificate of residence issued within the last 3 months (issued by the municipality of residence)

An extract of the criminal record dated within the last 3 months for each adult member to prove compliance with moral standards

Evidence that day-care for childrenunder the age of 6 has been arranged for the period of the young au pair’s  stay

For the au pair

A copy of a valid ID card or passport

A residence certificate from the current residence

A copy of the education certificate/diploma enabling access to higher education in the home country, or proof that the applicant attended classes at least until the age of 17

A medical certificate issued less than 3 months before submitting the complete file to the SNJ, attesting to the au pair’s ability to perform light household tasks, including childcare.

A sworn statement declaring that there is no family relationship up to the 4th degree between the host family and the au pair. 

Include the hosting agreement outlining the rights and duties of both parties. The agreement must include the following elements:

The duration of the au pair stay (without exceeding one year)

The time dedicated to family tasks and the planned schedules

The days off

The location of the au pair stay and the housing conditions

The tasks to be performed by the au pair and the means provided for their execution

Language courses funded by the host family for the au pair

The amount of the allowance granted as pocket money to the au pair throughout the stay

A statement that the agreement is concluded subject to the host family’s approval and the au pair’s acceptance (a template is included in the application file).

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Practical Questions

What are the conditions a family must meet to host an au pair?

What are the criteria an au pair needs to meet?

Is the au pair at the disposal of the host family?

Do we need to take an au pair on holiday with us?

What expenses are the responsibility of the host family?

What are the tasks of an au pair in a host family?

What tasks should an au pair not undertake in a host family?

Are language courses mandatory for the au pair?

Can an au pair work elsewhere?

What are the SNJ's missions?

Is there a law in Luxembourg governing the stay of au pairs and the conditions of the stay?

Is there a standard contract for the stay of an au pair?

What is an au pair?