Au pair FAQs

1. Why do I have to apply through an agency in my own country to become an au pair?

Every country has specific visa requirements which are constantly changing. An au pair agency in your own country can provide you with current visa regulations and inform you which countries they send au pairs to or receive au pairs from.

2. Can IAPA help me get a visa?

No. Visas are issued by the relevant governmental department in your country of residency.

3. How much pocket money will I receive as an au pair?

The amount of pocket money varies depending on the country in which you are placed, and the host family. The agency that placed you will be able to provide you with guidelines regarding pocket money, activities and duties.

4. I am not happy with my host family, what should I do?

If you cannot solve the issue directly with your host family, contact the agency that placed you to assist.

5. How many hours a week do I have to work if I become an au pair?

Your schedule needs to be discussed with your host family and this varies form country to country.

6. What can IAPA do for me as an au pair?

IAPA can only provide you advice, since we are a business to business organisation.

If you have any questions regarding issues like visa, host family, working hours, we would suggest you to consult your agency directly.