Au-pair Visa Belgium-Aupair Visa Rules for Belgium
The visa regulation differ according to whether the Au-pair is from
- A European country (no restrictions )
- A non European country (full restrictions, visa and work permit required)
Visa Rules for Au-pairs from European Countries
Au-pairs from countries that are within the European Economic Area are free to travel and work in the Belgium under the provisions of the European Freedom of Movement Regulations: these regulations permit the free movement of goods, persons, services, and capital among the EEA nations i.e. the right for Europeans to work and live in any other European country of their choosing.
Countries given full 'free movement' rights by Belgium:
Austria / Bulgaria / Czech Republic / Cyprus / Denmark / Estonia / Finland / France / Germany / Greece / Hungary / Iceland / Ireland / Italy / Latvia / Liechtenstein / Lithuania / Luxembourg / Malta / Norway / The Netherlands / Poland / Portugal / Romania / Slovakia / Slovenia / Spain / Sweden / Switzerland / United Kingdom
Visa Rules for Au-pairs from Non Eu Countries
Host families must apply for employment authorization and a work permit to the immigration service. The family will need to include a medical certificate and an employment agreement. The permit and visa must be obtained prior to the Au-pair arrival in Belgium.
Once approval is granted the work permit is issued to the host family who then pass it on to the Au-pair.
Both the Au-pair and the host family have conditions that must be complied with prior to granting of the visa and also for the duration of the visa
Conditions for Au-pair
- Between the age of 18 and 26
- Au-pair must agree not to take any type of work in Belgium during course of Visa
- Au-pair must have completed a basic level of education equivalent to secondary school/or a course of education that last till he/she was Â 17 years old. Certificate of education will be required to be submitted with application.
- The Au-pair must speak or at minimum have a Â basic knowledge of one of the national languages spoken in Belgium: French, Dutch or German. The Host family must also be able to speak one of the same three national languages as the Au-pair.
- The national language spoken by the Au-pair and for which they have a minimum basic knowledge must also be the language they come to Belgium to improve upon.
- The Au-pair must attend language courses for the language. They must also produce a certificate every 3 months proving their regular attendance at the course.
- Au-pair can only start in July, August or September.
Conditions for host family
- Family must provide the Au-pair with a private, well-accommodated bedroom
- Family must also take out insurance for the Au-pair. This should cover for illness, hospitalization and accidents. The insurance must also be covered for the duration of the Au-pairs stay
- The Au-pair must be given at least one day off per week and also one full weekend off per month
- The Au-pair must be paid a minimum allowance of 450 a month and this must be deposited into a bank account specifically for the Au-pair
Please note that the aupair visa rules given by Aupair world are meant for guidance purposes only and are not to be relied upon. Au pair world cannot be held liable for this information and reader are strongly advised to seek legal advice from the appropreiate channels in the country they wish to work in.
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