Work permits for au pairs
If you are a citizen of a country outside the EU and want to work as an au pair, you need to have a work permit. For work that lasts less than three months, citizens of certain countries also need to have a visa.
Requirements for work permits
To be eligible for a work permit, you must
- have a valid passport (if your passport will expire soon, you should renew it since you cannot get a permit for longer than the validity of your passport)
- be between 18 and 30 years old
- show that you have an explicit interest for and use of Swedish language studies
- have a certificate of a place for studies in Swedish
- have a written offer of work from a family in Sweden where it states that you will work with light household work for a maximum of 25 hours per week (the time for household work and studies may not together exceed 40 hours per week)
- not have any accompanying family members
- pay a fee in most cases (fees for work permits).
For work that lasts less than three months, citizens of certain countries also need to have a visa.
Requirements to use the e-service
In order to use the e-service, you need
- to get an e-mail from your host family with a link that leads you to the e-service
- copies of the pages in your passport that show personal data, photo, signature, passport number, issuing country, period of validity and if you have permission to live in countries other than your home country
- a written offer from the host family which presents the terms of your employment as an au pair
- a certificate of a place for studies which states how many hours per week you will study.