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Au Pair Agreement Finland

Who needs a visa to travel to Finland as an au pair? What documents should be filed? All important information for au pairs and host families, how to arrange an au pair stay in Finland with the authorities. You cannot work as an au pair until you get a residence permit. As an au pair, you may be expected to do light housework for up to 25 hours per week. You must have at least one full day off per week and two consecutive days off at least one week out of two. Your host family should give you enough time to take language courses and for your cultural and professional improvement. If the au pair wants to drive a car in the host country, he ultimately needs .B. a certified copy of the national driver`s license. See also “Driver`s License” below. The au pair must be interested in Finnish or Swedish language and culture. Countries accepted: Finland accepts au pairs from all countries. The host family must take out health and accident insurance for the au pair and cover the costs of this insurance. Even if everything is clear and all the questions are asked, it is good to stay in touch until the journey begins – it is important that children also learn that a new au pair is coming and communicating from time to time on Skype is a good way to get used to each other. Accommodation: Accommodation for the au pair should be similar to the room of other family members.

The au pair must have her own room. For the processing of the application, a fee (420 euros) is levied when the au pair files his application. Anyone wishing to work as an au pair in Finland must apply for and obtain a residence permit before entering Finland. Citizens of Nordic countries or EU/EEA countries are not required to obtain a residence permit. The au pair cannot be a parent of the host family. Finland has a bilateral working holidaymaker agreement (Tyoloma) with the governments of Australia and New Zealand. There are no restrictions on the number of children in the family or the nationality of family members. Even singles can employ an au pair. With respect to driving, we recommend that foster families and au pairs discuss how damages are treated in the event of an accident and incorporate these arrangements into the au pair contract. Au pairs from all other countries need health and accident insurance, which is available through Kela, Finland`s national social security. Pension insurance contributions must be paid for each au pair over the age of 18.

The Tael “The Retirement Act for Performing Artists and Certain Other Employee Groups” applies to au pairs. The employer pays the dues to Etera every month. Au pairs from Nordic countries, Australia or the Provide of Quebec who do not have a European health insurance card must only have a valid passport with a personal card. They benefit from the social security agreement between their home countries and Finland and have access to health care and the public health system. Working time: 30 hours per week maximum, no more than 5 hours per day. The au pair lives with the host family as an equal member of her family. Work schedules (i.e., the time spent by the au pair on child care and household chores) must not exceed the working hours of other family members. The temporary residence permit must be applied for at the Finnish Embassy or the Consulate of the au pair country and the applicant must receive a visa label on his passport before travelling to Finland.

Registration fees must be paid by the au pair and cannot be refunded if the final residence permit is not issued.