What are the requirements to welcoming a Granny au pair in Australia?

Does she 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 Australia"

Your Granny Au Pair visa application

For her visa application, your Granny Au Pair makes the process. Here are the procedures she will follow.
Australia visa applications are made directly online on the government website http://www.immi.gov.au/Pages/Welcome.aspx
We recommend to use these visas:
Type of visa

Visa «eVisitor»

The eVisitor visa authorizes visitors to visit Australia for tourism or business purposes.

3 months


To be eligible for an eVisitor visa, you must be an European citizen of this countries:

Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Danemark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway , Poland, Portugal, Romania, the Republic of San Marino, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom.

For more information on other types of visas or visas suitable to stay more than three months, visit www.immi.gov.au
Note: Citizens of New Zealand can enter in Australia without a visa. They receive on their arrival, a SCV "Special Category visa"

Accommodation certificate and invitation letter

Depending on your Granny au pair nationality and the duration of the stay, the immigration can ask her to provide a proof of accommodation and / or an invitation letter. You can find sample letters below.
If necessary, you simply need to complete and sign the document before returning it to your Granny au pair.

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