Au Pair Requirements in Sweden

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Sweden, known for its stunning landscapes and rich cultural history, is an ideal destination for au pairs. Participating in an au pair program in Sweden provides young individuals with the opportunity to experience Swedish culture while assisting host families with childcare.


To become an au pair or host family in Sweden, the following criteria must be met.

Requirements for Au Pairs

To qualify as an au pair in Sweden, you must meet the following conditions:
  • Aged between 18 and 30 years old.

  • Single and without children.

  • Desire to stay with a Swedish family for a maximum of 12 months.

  • Currently residing outside of Sweden and not a Swedish citizen.

  • Interest in Swedish culture and basic knowledge of the Swedish language that can be demonstrated.

  • Sufficient financial resources to cover your trip to Sweden.

Requirements for Host Families

Host families in Sweden must meet the following criteria:
  • One or more children under 18 live in the household.

  • Au pair helps with childcare and is treated as a family member during their stay.

  • Provide a private room for the au pair.

  • Assist the au pair in finding a language course that fits with the family's schedule.

  • Speak Swedish in everyday family life.

  • Not related to the au pair and do not share the same nationality.


  • Swedish


Sweden offers a wonderful environment for cultural exchange between au pairs and host families. Meeting these requirements ensures a rewarding and enriching experience for both parties.

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