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Au Pair Visa Requirements for Denmark

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!


Individuals wishing to work in Denmark as an au pair are generally between 17-29 years old. Au pairs can come from Sweden, Finland, Norway, Iceland, Switzerland and Liechtenstein, and from any EU country: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus (only the Greco-Cypriot territory), the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

An au pair is normally required to meet the criteria listed below:


  • An au pair must be between 17 and 29 years of age
  • They are required to be able to speak and understand a reasonable level of Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, English or German
  • A contract must be drafted between the au pair and the host family
  • The au pair may not be married or be accompanied by dependants
  • Au pair must not have held a Danish residence permit previously

The Danish host family taking on the au pair must also agree to fulfil various conditions in order for the au pair to receive a residence permit and to work for the family. These are:


  • The family must agree to pay the au pair at least DKK 3050/month
  • They must provide the au pair with free room and board and the au pair must be provided with his/her own private bedroom that is located in the family’s residence
  • At least one of the parents must be a Danish citizen

For more information please see the Danish Immigration Service website.



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