Au pair in Liechtenstein



Conditions for host families:

The host family needs to speak German on a daily basis and at least one family member should be a native speaker of German (the host family cannot have the same mother tongue as the au pair). In addition, the host family will need to have at least one minor child living permanently in their household. Apart from that, for at least half of the working time of the au pair there must be one parent at home. In other words, if a family consists of a mother and father, the maximum employment is 150%.  The family is obliged to pay for a language course as well as for health insurance.

Conditions for au pairs:

The au pair needs to be at least 18 and no older than 25 and must posses at least a basic knowledge of German. In addition, the au pair is obliged to attend a language course which is paid for by the host family.

General conditions:

A residence permit can be issued for a maximum of 12 months. It is not possible to extend it. In Lichtenstein, au pairs work up to 30 hours per week and for no longer than 5 hours a day. As pocket money au pairs receive 1115 CHF net monthly (1835 CHF gross but host families deduct 720 CHF for board and lodging)

Documents:

Au pairs who wish to work in Lichtenstein will need:

In addition, au pairs from non-EU countries will also need to provide:

  • Visa application
  • Copy of a residence permit (only for non-EU au pairs living in the EU)
  • Clearance certificate in original (issued within the last month and translated into German by a recognised translator)
  • Proof of an au pair's German language skills (e.g. a certificate, diploma etc.)

 Au pairs from the USA can apply for a visa at the Liechtenstein embassy in Washington. Au pairs from other countries need to apply for a visa at the Swiss embassy in their home country.

The host family applies for a residence permit (in German "Gesuch im Wohnsitznahme als Au-Pair) at the Immigration Office (Ausländer- und Passamt) no later than 2 weeks for EU au pairs and 4 weeks for non-EU au pairs before they start working. They also need to pay around 110-170 CHF for it depending on the country where an au pair comes from.

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Necessary documents:

  • au pair contract
  • confirmation from a language school

 Au pairs from other countries:

Au pairs from other countries need a visa and a residence permit. Au pairs from the USA can apply for a visa at the Liechtenstein embassy in Washington.

Au pairs from other countries need to apply for a visa at the Swiss embassy in their home country. The host family must apply for a residence permit at the Immigration Office (Ausländer- und Passamt) no later than 4 weeks before an au pair starts working. They also need to pay around 110-170 CHF for it depending on the country where the au pair comes from.

Necessary documents:

  • au pair contract
  • confirmation from a language school
  • guarantor's declaration
  • written guarantee that the family will support the au pair
Conditions for Host Families

A host family cannot have the same mother tongue as an au pair. There must always be one parent at home. The only exception is with single parent families.

Please note: If you want to register as a host family with Aupair World, you will need to have at least one minor child living permanently in your household. The au pair should be required to help take care of your child or children.

Duration of stay: a residence permit can be issued for a maximum of 12 months. It is not possible to extend it.

Age: from 17

A language course: an au pair is obliged to take part in a language course. The confirmation of such a course needs to be submitted to the Immigration Office (Ausländer- und Passamt)

Child care/house work: 30 hours weekly maximum

Pocket money:

  • au pairs younger than 18 years: 985 CHF monthly (1705 CHF but au pairs need to pay 720 CHF for board and lodging)
  • au pairs older than 18 years: 1115 CHF monthly (1835 CHF but au pairs need to pay 720 CHF for board and lodging)

Board and lodging: The costs of board and lodging are also considered as au pairs' earnings. So 720 CHF will be deducted from au pairs' pocket money.

Language course: Au pairs are obliged to attend a German language course. The confirmation of such a course needs to be submitted to the Immigration Office (Ausländer- und Passamt) to issue a residence permit. A host family needs to pay for the language course.

Social contributions: Host families are obliged to pay social contributions.

Insurance: Host families need to take out accident insurance for an au pair

Documents:

Au pair from the EEA and Switzerland:

Au pairs from the EEA and Switzerland don't need a visa. They just need a residence permit. The host family must apply for it at the Immigration Office (Ausländer- und Passamt) no later than 2 weeks before an au pair starts working. They also need to pay around 110-170 CHF for it depending on which country the au pair comes from.

Necessary documents:

  • au pair contract
  • confirmation from a language school

 Au pairs from other countries:

Au pairs from other countries need a visa and a residence permit. Au pairs from the USA can apply for a visa at the Liechtenstein embassy in Washington.

Au pairs from other countries need to apply for a visa at the Swiss embassy in their home country. The host family must apply for a residence permit at the Immigration Office (Ausländer- und Passamt) no later than 4 weeks before an au pair starts working. They also need to pay around 110-170 CHF for it depending on the country where an au pair comes from.

Necessary documents:

  • au pair contract
  • confirmation from a language school
  • guarantor's declaration
  • written guarantee that the family will support the au pair

We are continually researching and updating our Host Country information, but cannot guarantee that all material provided is complete and correct. If you notice gaps or inaccuracies, we would like to hear from you.

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