Aupair Visa

Cost of Living
Talent Migration


If you are a young foreign national wishing to learn about Danish language and culture, you can apply for a residence permit in Denmark as an au pair.

You must have made an agreement to live with a Danish host family. By taking part in the daily life of the family on the same terms as the other family members, you can gain the desired insight into Danish culture.

The host family will give you food, accommodation and a monthly allowance (pocket money). In return you must take part in ordinary domestic chores.

Application Process:

  • Create case order ID
  • Pay the fee
  • Gather documentation
  • Complete the application form
  • Submit the application
  • Biometrics


24 months





Processing time

8 - 12 weeks




What are eligibility requirements for the Aupair Visa?

14 Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicant must contact and make an agreement with a Danish family about being an au pair with them.
  • Applicant must be at least 18 years old, but have must not have turned 30 years old.
  • Applicant must not be or have been married, be or have been in a stable cohabiting relationship or have been in a civil partnership.
  • Applicant must not have children.
  • Applicant must not be expecting a child unless you are already staying in Denmark as an au pair and wishes to change your host family.
  • When SIRI assesses whether your stay as an au pair is in accordance with your life story, or whether there is a reason to assume that your purpose for applying differs from the intention behind the scheme, SIRI will look at the following:
  • Whether applicant have completed a youth study programme equivalent to the Danish 9th grade.
  • Whether applicant is able to communicate with host family and manage his/herself in Denmark. Thus, applicant must be able to speak and understand either Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, English or German on a moderate level.
  • Applicant reason for applying to stay as an au pair in Denmark.
  • Any previous residence permits or applications for residence permits in Denmark.
  • Any previous stays as an au pair in other western countries.
  • Any previous stays with host families in Denmark.
  • Applicant education and any vocational experience, including whether a stay as an au pair has a natural connection to applicant life, career and development so far.
  • The agreement between the applicant and the host family must be set by a binding au pair contract which establishes the framework for the stay as an au pair with the family.

Which documents do I need to apply for the Aupair Visa?

4 Document Required

  • Documentation of paid fee. Attach receipt for your payment.
  • Copy of all pages of your passport – including all empty pages and the passport’s front and back cover.
  • Copy of your educational documents.
  • Copy of your birth certificate.

Talent Migration data for Denmark

Talent gain & drain map of 2015-2019 data. Sourced from World Bank Digital Development Data.

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