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Residence permit application for au pair status

  • Permit or other obligation
  • Nationwide
  • Public service

Apply with this application for a residence permit if you intend to come to Finland to work as an au pair.

The purpose of an au pair position is to provide a young person (aged 17 to 30) an opportunity to become acquainted with the language and culture of the country in exchange for performing light housework. The purpose of an au pair position is not to gain a household employee. Domestic staff applies for a residence permit with the form OLE_TY1. Au pairs are required to have studied or taken an interest in the Finnish or Swedish language or culture, for instance Finnish history or politics. The working hours of an au pair must be set so that he or she will have the opportunity to take classes in Finnish or Swedish while in Finland.

You can live in Finland on an au pair status for the maximum of one year.

To whom and on what terms

A fee is charged for the service.


Period of validity

The permit is valid for a fixed time.

Basic information

The service is provided byFinnish Immigration Service
Responsible for the serviceFinnish Immigration Service
Area Whole Finland
Available languagesFinnish, Swedish, English
Text edited by: Finnish Immigration Service
Updated: 1/30/2020