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Residence permit to start a job as an au pair

Issuance of a residence permit to start a job as an au pair for the maximum of one year.

Prerequisites

  • Age between 18 and 26 years
    Applicants must not be older than 26 years.
  • Have a basic knowledge of the German language
  • Have not previously worked as an au pair in Germany
  • German as a native language in the host family
    An au pair employment may be authorized if German is spoken as mother tongue in the host family .
    Otherwise it is only possible when the employee does not come from the same country as the host parents.
  • Main residence in Berlin
  • A personal interview is required

Documents required

  • Valid passport
  • 1 current biometric photo
    35mm x 45mm, frontal shot with neutral facial expression and closed mouth, looking straight into the camera, light background
  • Form "Antrag auf Erteilung eines Aufenthaltstitels" (Application for Issuance of a Residence Permit)
    Please bring completely filled
  • Au pair contract with the host family
  • Form "Antrag auf Erlaubnis einer Beschäftigung"
    To be filled out by the au pair.
  • Form "Fragebogen Au-pair"
    To be filled out by the host family
  • Health insurance
    Proof of a secure livelihood must also include sufficient health insurance. Those with statutory health insurance are sufficiently insured. Those with private health insurance must consider the type and extent of their health insurance. For more information, please read the leaflet "Health insurance".

Fees

  • 100.00 euros
  • For Turkish citizens a maximum of 28.80 euros

Average time to process request

Around 5–6 weeks
A personal visit four to six weeks before the existing temporary residence title expires is best. If possible you should book an appointment for this.

Responsible authorities

This service can only be taken advantage of in the Berlin Immigration Office (Landesamt für Einwanderung – LEA) at Friedrich-Krause-Ufer.

Landesamt für Einwanderung (LEA)