Between 18 and 30 years (au pair needs to apply for
The application for a work permit takes approximately 8-10 weeks. It has to be arranged before going to Norway.
A work permit can be granted for a period of two years maximum.
When au pair applies for
The au pair must bear the travel costs to Norway herself/himself.
The host family shall cover the
The au pair is entitled to 25 working days holiday per
Au pair should get vacation fee.
In addition, the host family shall cover the cost
The basic idea is that the au pair should take part in the host family's daily chores in the home. These chores may especially include, for example, housework duties, child care and minding animals.
Working hours must normally not exceed five hours per day and 30 hours per week. The au pair is entitled to one day off (24 hours) during each week. At least one such day per month shall be a Sunday. In addition, the au pair shall have at least one fixed afternoon off per week. The au pair shall also be given an opportunity to attend Norwegian language tuition and participate in leisure activities.
The au pair must be ensured housing (lodging) for the period being applied for. The applicant must live with the host family for the entire period of employment and have his/her own room.
Minimum 5.600 NOK per month (before taxes).
Must be paid from the amount of the au pairs pocket money. The tax percentage is estimated by the au pairs monthly salary and the value of food and lodge the au pair receives. The au pair has to be registered with the Tax Office.
The family has to be representative
A host family may only welcome one au pair at a time. The au pair lives together with the host family and has his/her own room.
The au pair is not allowed to work for any employer but the host family.
The au pair has to be given the opportunity to attend Norwegian language courses. The host family has to pay for the au pair to attend Norwegian language tuition with up to 8.400 NOK per year.
The au pair should have experience with children and a basic knowledge of English.
The contract is terminated if one of the parties has given a written notice period of 1 month.
The au pair has to be registered with the local police office within 7 days after the arrival
The au pair has to be registered with the Social Registration Office in order to obtain a social security number.
The processing time for au pair case is now 2 - 4 months.
If the au pair wants to change host family, he/she has to apply for a new work permit. Au pairs can perform tasks under the new contract as soon as a complete application for a residence permit has been submitted. The other requirements of the permit must be met.
A permit to work as an au pair may be renewed. However, an au pair work permit cannot be given for more than 2 years. The application for a new work permit must be handed in at the local police station in Norway.
More information about your rights and obligations will be given to you when you are about to make an agreement with a host family.