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Au Pair Visa
An au pair from outside the European Union needs a visa to enter the Netherlands and to stay for a year with a valid residence permit. Smiling Faces requests the application for the purpose of stay exchange – au pair for you at the IND. You are responsible for supplying the necessary documents. Smiling Faces is a member of BONAPA (Branch Organization Dutch Au Pair Agencies) and IAPA (worldwide branch organization International Au Pair Association) and is recognized sponsor of the IND (Immigration and Naturalization Service).
Smiling Faces has been a custodian of the IND since November 10, 2009 and Smiling Faces has been a recognized sponsor of the IND since 1 June 2013. This allows families to count on a decision of the IND regarding the entry visa within 10 working days after the application has been made by Smiling Faces. The au pair can collect her entry visa in her country of origin. Depending on the Embassy, this can take 1-3 weeks.
When your au pair arrives in the Netherlands, she can pick up her residence permit at an IND desk in her area.
Au Pairs from the European Union do not require an entry visa. They do however have to register at a recognized au pair bureau: Smiling Faces. Contact us for more information.