Aupairs can be granted a residence permit to work for host families in Denmark. Nordic citizens are free to live, work or study in Denmark. EU/EEA citizens and Swiss citizens are subject to special regulations found here.
There are programs for aupairs, working for retired pensioners and Working Holiday visa programs.
An au pair is eligible for a residence permit, but not a work permit. An au pair may not seek paid or unpaid work in addition to those tasks set by the host family.
The au pair job is nevertheless regarded as an employer/employee relationship, and is therefore subject to Danish labour vacation legislation as well as Danish tax laws. The municipal tax office in the host family's local municipality can answer any questions regarding taxation. Questions regarding vacation laws should be directed to Feriekontoret (the Vacation Office?), Finsensvej 78, 2000 Frederiksberg, tel. 38 14 84 84 (telephone service hours: Monday-Thursday 12-15, Friday 12-14).
An au pair is eligible for a residence permit for a maximum of 24 months and never longer than the duration of the au pair contract.
If an au pair applies for an extension of his or her residence permit, he or she is permitted to continue residing as an au pair during the Danish Immigration Service's examination of the application, provided this work continues under the same conditions and with the same host family. The contract between the au pair and the host family must also be extended and submitted together with the application. An au pair may not begin working with a new host family until the Danish Immigration Service has granted permission.
It is possible to be an au pair with a retired couple. Both must be pensioners. It is a requirement that chores are related to the daily running of the household and that you do not take on responsibilities related to personal care, elder care or sick care for members of the host family.
Denmark has made working holiday agreements with:
The working holiday program allows young to get a residence permit to stay in Denmark for up to a maximum of 12 months. You must be between the ages of 18 and 30 to apply (Canada is 18-35).
The primary purpose of your stay must be holiday, but you may work during your stay in order to earn supplementary funds to support yourself. You are allowed to work, study or take a training course for a limited number of months during a 12-month stay.
You can find additional information on Working holiday visa programs for your country here.
Candidates up to age 40 who have degrees in higher education, may be eligible for the Greencard Scheme for positions in Caregiving. Read more.
Filipino candidates are allowed to work in Denmark as long as they meet POEA guidelines. They must be unmarried, between ages 18-30, and have no children. The au pair should also be enrolled in a school to learn the language of the host country. The aupair will live with the host family and be treated on an equal basis with other family members.
Employers are obliged to pay the cost of hiring a Filipino au pair, which includes visa fees, airfare, POEA processing fees, contribution for membership to the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration, and the costs of training, if training is required by the employer.
Au pairs are required to pay for their passports, NBI clearances, birth certificates, medical tests, Philhealth insurance, and other personal documents.