How do I become a Granny au pair in France?

Do I need a visa? How does it work?


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The Grannies Au Pair do not enter in a working relationship or work regulation. The primary purpose of these exchanges is touristic, it relates to travelling and exploring different cultures. It is up to the host family and the granny au pair to organize all the different terms in a free way. Pocket money must be paid to the Granny au pair, you can check the amounts used in a classic au pair exchange here or visit the section "Granny au pair compensation in France"

Visa application

ressortissant_europeen.jpg European citizens and EFTA 

- A visa is not required to travel in France. An identity card or a valid passport is good enough.
- For a stay longer than 3 months, a long stay visa is required.

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Some countries do not need a visa for stays less than 3 months

- Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, South Korea, Costa Rica, Croatia, Chile, United States, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Iceland, Israel, Japan, Liechtenstein, Macao, Malaysia, Mexico , Monaco, Nicaragua, Norway, New Zealand, Panama, Paraguay, Romania, San Marino, El Salvador, Seychelles, Singapore, Switzerland, Uruguay, Vatican and Venezuela.
- For a stay longer than 3 months, a long stay visa is required.

Other countries need a visa

There are two types of visas:
- Short stay: valid for 3 months
- Temporary Long Stay: valid for 6 months
For more information and ensure that there is no change:

Accommodation certificate and invitation letter

Depending on your nationality and the duration of your stay, the immigration can ask you to provide a proof of accommodation and / or an invitation letter. You can find sample letters below.
If necessary, ask your host family to complete and return to you the documents you need.

Invitation letter sample
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Accommodation certificate sample
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* Identical sample in every language