Norway's Aupair Program allows young people to increase their language ability and gain greater knowledge of Norway and Norwegian culture by living with a Norwegian family. In exchange for room, board and pocket money, they carry out tasks such as housework and child minding for their host family.
Separate rules apply for citizens of EU/EEA countries. (See below)
In order to obtain a work permit as an au pair in Norway, you must:
Single people without children cannot be a host family. Host family's in Norway can not be related to their aupair. The family must speak Norwegian as a matter of course, and represent Norwegian culture.
If one or more of the host family members are of a foreign nationality or background, this should generally not be the same as yours. If one of the host parents is of the same nationality as you, they must have lived in Norway for at least 10 years. Families may only host one Aupair.
Applications must be submitted from your Country of Origin or another country where you have been legally resident for at least six months. The application must be submitted to your nearest Norwegian foreign service mission (embassy, consulate general).
In addition to a completed application form, you must include:
See the list of expected processing time of UDI
If you have further questions on this topic, please contact the nearest Norwegian embassy or consulate, the nearest police or the Information for Applicants.
Citizens of full European (EFTA, EEA) Member Countries are able to live and work in Norway without a visa or work permit for up to 3 months, 6 months if they are seeking employment. As of 1 October 2009, EEA Nationals (with the exception of Romanian and Bulgarian nationals) no longer need to apply for residence permits in Norway. It is sufficient that they register on arrival.
If you are a citizen of an EU / EEA / EFTA country, you no longer need to apply for a residence permit, but must submit an online registration at: http://Selfservice.udi.no/. For additional details see Right of residence.
Residents of the Schengan Areas- Work Visa's
Residents of Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain and Sweden may be eligible for a Schengan Visa.
A student may work part-time for up to 20 hours per week when a work permit is granted. An application for a work permit should be accompanied by a statement from the institution confirming that the work will not affect the study progress. A letter from the employer stating that the student has a job offer must also be submitted.
Students are normally allowed to work full time during semester breaks. See this site for more information: http://www.studyinnorway.no/FAQ
Norway currently has working holiday agreements with Australia, Canada and New Zealand. Citizens of these countries can reside and work in Norway with a residence permit if they fulfill certain requirements.
You are not eligible for a working holiday residence permit if you are travelling to Norway to study or receive other training for a period lasting more than three months.
For more information, see below:
Filipino candidates are allowed to work in Norway 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.
Useful information for Filipino au pairs can be found at: http://www.philembassy.no/registration-of-filipinos-in-norway-denmark-and-iceland