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Being an au pair in Sweden


IMPORTANT (2011): THIS PAGE IS BEING UPDATED. FOR UP TO DATE INFORMATION PLEASE REFER TO THE OFFICIAL GOVERNMENT WEBSITE FOR EACH COUNTRY.


Employment requirements and conditions for au pairs and nannies change on a regular basis in every country. Please note it is YOUR responsibility to check the most up-to-date information on government websites. Thank you!


  • Age: between 18 and 30
  • Salary (Pocket money): Currently there is no available information on salaries or Numbers of hrs to work and day off available.
  • Visas: Au pairs from Nordic countries do not need a work permit or a residence permit to work in Sweden. Au pairs from EEA* countries do not need a work permit to work in Sweden. However, if they are employed for more then 3 months, they have to apply for a residence permit. Au pairs from countries that are not part of the EEA* have to have a work permit in their passport before they enter Sweden to work. Sweden has a working holiday agreement with Australia and New Zealand that allows au pairs from Australia and New Zealand to work in Sweden on a working holiday visa for 12 months. For more information see Visa requirements for Sweden.
  • Duration of stay: Depends on the visa that they require.
  • Health Insurance: It is not a requirement to have insurance to work in Sweden however, it is advised that an au pair has both health and travel insurance
  • Travel costs: Travel costs to Sweden from the au pair's home country should be covered by the au pair. However, if the host family wants to pay for a part of the costs, it is suggested that they do so after the au pair has stayed with them for at least half of the agreed time


*The EEA is defined as the European Economic Area which is made up of the EU countries, plus Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein.



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