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Au Pair Visa Requirements for Belgium

THIS PAGE WAS LAST UPDATED IN 2011


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


In order for an au pair to work in Belgium their host family must apply for a work permit B at the immigration service. The application forms must include a medical certificate and an employment agreement. After approval by the immigration services the work permit is issued to the host family and is passed onto the au pair.

In order for the immigration services to agree to issue the work permit, the au pair and family need to respect various conditions, outlined below.

Conditions for au pair


  • The au pair must be between 18 and 26 years of age
  • The au pair must agree not to take any other work in Belgium while working as an au pair
  • The au pair must have a certificate or proof that she has completed secondary school or that she has attended school at least until the age of 17
  • The au pair must have a basic knowledge of the language of the host family or attend an intensive language course immediately after arrival in Belgium
  • The au pair must attend a language course and the school she attends must issue a certificate every 3 months, as proof of the au pair's regular attendance

Conditions for host family


  • The host family must provide au pair with a private, well-accommodated bedroom
  • The host family must take out insurance covering the au pair for illness, hospitalisation and accidents for the entire duration of the au pair's stay
  • The au pair must be given at least one day off a week and the opportunity to practice her religion
  • The host family must pay the au pair an allowance of 450€ a month, which must be deposited to the au pair's bank account
  • The au pair's work - including childcare - cannot exceed 4 hours a day and 20 hours a week


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