Au-Pair in Germany from Kenya: Young people who are interested in living with and working for German families while learning the German language and culture can apply for an Au-pair visa.
In Germany an Au-pair’s main responsibility is to look after the children of the host family and help with light housework. An au pair receives a monthly pocket money of 260 euros to 320 euros per month
Kenyan and Seychellois nationals, residing in their respective countries can apply for an Au-pair visa to Germany at the German Embassy in Nairobi.
To qualify for an Au-pair visa, you must be 27 years old and have an Au-pair contract in Germany. One of the essential requirements for this visa is knowledge of German language. You will in fact be required to show German language skills (minimum A1 level).
You must be able to go to the German Embassy in Nairobi to apply in person for the Au-pair visa. This is necessary because all long term visa applicants are required to go the Embassy so that their fingerprints can be taken.
Documents required for an Au-pair visa
Passport: Your original passport and 2 copies of the same. The passport must still be valid for a minimum of six months. The passport must have at least two empty pages and cannot be older than 10 years.
Au-Pair contract: The Host Family is supposed to send a signed contract to their Au-Pair and make sure that things such as working hours and pocket money are clear.
Proof of German language competence: You must provide proof of German language competence, at minimum of A1 level.
Invitation letter: Candidates need a letter from their host families explaining the Au-Pair duties and clearly express their interest in the cultural exchange.
Medical insurance:As an Au Pair from Kenya you must have a private health insurance which is valid in Germany and it must cover major medical insurances during your stay in Germany. The insurance is paid by your host family.
The German Embassy in Nairobi warns that only complete applications will be accepted. Incomplete applications, forged documents and false information will result in immediate rejection and might lead to prosecution.
How to book your visa appointment:
Visa appointments can only be obtained online. The processing of a long term category D visa such as the Au-pair visa can take up to nine weeks.
To book your appointment you can click here – videx-national.diplo.de
You should avoid making travel arrangements to Germany before receiving your visa.