An Au Pair is a young person who comes to live in a foreign country with a host family to learn the language and/or to experience a different culture. The word Au Pair means equal. Au Pairs are not employees. Au Pairs help a family with childcare and light housework . In return for their help Au Pairs receive full board and lodging, their own private room and a fixed amount of pocket money. Next to these conditions Au Pairs should be treated as part of their host family during their stay.
General conditions Au Pair
Benefits as an Au Pair
Legal Conditions for the Host Family
Legal Conditions for the Au Pair
Visa (MVV) and Residence Permit (VVR)
New MOMI law concerning Visa (MVV) and Residence Permit (VVR)
The new Migration law will be effective this year (specific date is not yet announced). The main condition of this law is the fact that as an individual you are not allowed to arrange for an au pair to come to the Netherlands. This procedure can only be done by an authorized au pair agency. This new law was passed for the protection of Au Pairs. In a legal sense Au Pairs are not seen as employees, but youngsters who participate in a cultural exchange program. Only authorized agencies may bring and house au pairs to the Netherlands.
HBN Au Pair Services is as a "Convenanthouder" part of the "Proeftuin", which makes us a legally authorized Agency and refferent. And therefore we can give you all the benefits
What are the benefits? The host family as well as the Au Pair can be certain that they do business with a (financially) stable and reliable agency. Next to this, procedures are much faster and cheaper.
For more information about the costs and terms and conditions, click here for the complete HBN costoverview including Leges (authority administration costs) and T&C.