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Trainee foreigner and Au pair

Verified 01 octobre 2021 - Legal and Administrative Information Directorate (Prime Minister)

The foreigners family helper trainee is a young European foreigner who came to France to study. The young au pair is non-European. He came to France to deepen his linguistic skills and knowledge of France.

European Youth

The foreigners family helper trainee is a young European foreigner who came to France to study. It is hosted by a host family. In return, he carries out family or household tasks (childcare, small housework...). This arrangement should not be confused with that of the au pair who is covered by the individual employer's collective agreement.

The foreigner family support trainee is housed at a family home. In return for food and accommodation, he performs routine household or household tasks (e.g. childcare, housework).

He has enough time to attend his classes.

To be a foreigner Family Support Intern, you must meet all of the following conditions:

  • Age 17 to 30
  • Be European
  • Be enrolled in specialised foreigners courses

An agreement must be concluded with a host family.

The reception of a foreigner family support trainee shall be subject to an agreement between the trainee and the host family, which shall be established by means of a form.

Agreement between the au pair and the host family

Cerfa n° 15973*01 - Ministry of the Interior

This Convention defines the following:

  • Rights and obligations of each party, including the conditions of reception of the trainee (individual room or not for example)
  • Benefits due
  • Working hours
  • Conditions of Remuneration

It shall be established before the trainee has left his/her country of origin.

The welcome period is from 3 months to one year. It can be extended up to 2 years maximum.

The trainee's working time is a maximum of 5 hours per day.

His working hours shall be arranged so as to enable him to follow the courses to which he is enrolled to the best of his ability.

It has a full day of rest every week, including at least one Sunday every month.

It is customary for the foreigner family support trainee to be housed and fed. He must receive a monthly sum of pocket money generally between €279.75 and €335.70.

The foreigner Family Care Trainee is affiliated with the General Social Security Scheme (sickness, maternity, occupational accidents, basic pension). It is also covered by the employer's employee supplementary pension fund (IRCem).

Only the host family is liable for the contributions.

Contributions shall be calculated on a flat-rate basis:

  • That is 13 times the hourly smic (effective at 1to calendar quarter) per week (€136.24
  • 56 times the hourly smic per month (€586.88

The family that receives a foreigner family support trainee must declare it by means of a form.

Declaration of Employment of a Family Job

Cerfa n° 11469*03 - Ministry of Finance

The family must send the form to the Urssaf home within 8 days of the reception.

Who shall I contact

If this is a 1re declaration, this form is also an application for registration. If the trainee does not have a social security number, this form is equivalent to the application for registration to social security.

Then, each quarter, the Urssaf sends the host family a simplified nominative declaration (DNS) to complete. It is used to calculate contributions. In the light of this declaration, the Urssaf sends a notice of due contributions.

In the event of a dispute between the trainee and the host family, the court is required.

Other

The au pair is a young non-European foreigner who came to France to deepen his language skills and his knowledge of France. It is housed by a host family for which it performs family or household tasks (child care, small housework for example). This arrangement should not be confused with that of the au pair who is covered by the individual employer's collective agreement.

The au pair is housed in a family home. In return for food and accommodation, he performs routine household or household tasks (e.g. childcare, housework).

He has sufficient time to take courses or participate in activities that allow him to improve his language skills and knowledge of France.

To young au pair, all the following conditions must be met:

  • Age 18 to 30
  • Foreign nationality outside the European Union
  • Being of a nationality different from the host family with which he has no relation
  • Prove that he has a basic knowledge of the French language, or that he has a secondary level of education or professional qualifications

An agreement must be concluded with a host family.

The reception of an au pair results in an agreement between the au pair and the host family established by means of a form.

Agreement between the au pair and the host family

Cerfa n° 15973*01 - Ministry of the Interior

This Convention defines the following:

  • Rights and obligations of each party, in particular the conditions of reception of the au pair (single room, private bathroom or not, etc.)
  • Activities and tasks performed by the Au pair
  • Working hours
  • Conditions of Remuneration

It must be established before the au pair has left their country of origin. He will have to send it to the French Consulate in support of his application for a long-stay visa au pair.

Young au pair must file their application for a long-stay visa young au pair (not more than 3 months before the scheduled departure) with the French consular authorities of the country where he lives:

This long-stay visa, valid as a residence permit (VLS-TS), relieves him from applying for a residence card in prefecture upon arrival in France.

Within 3 months of his arrival in France, he will have to validate his VLS-TS and pay a fee in addition to the visa fees.

The online approach allows you to regular stay and to be able to cross the Schengen Area.

Validate a long-stay visa valid as a residence permit (VLS-TS) and pay the fee

Ministry of the Interior

The welcome period is from 3 months to one year. It can be extended up to 2 years maximum.

The maximum weekly time spent on family tasks is 25 hours per week.

The au pair must have the time to attend courses in the disciplines of his choice. He must have at least one full day of rest every week

The au pair must be housed and fed. A minimum monthly payment of €320 pocket money.

The au pair is affiliated with the general social security scheme (sickness, maternity, accidents at work, basic pension). It is also covered by the employer's employee supplementary pension fund (IRCem).

Only the host family is liable for the contributions.

Contributions shall be calculated on a flat-rate basis:

  • That is 13 times the hourly smic (effective at 1to calendar quarter) per week (€136.24
  • 56 times the hourly smic per month (€586.88

The family that welcomes an au pair must declare it by means of a form.

Declaration of Employment of a Family Job

Cerfa n° 11469*03 - Ministry of Finance

The host family must send the form to the Urssaf home within 8 days of the reception.

Who shall I contact

If this is a 1re declaration, this form is also an application for registration. If the au pair does not have a social security number, this form is equivalent to applying for social security registration.

Then, each quarter, the Urssaf sends the host family a simplified nominative declaration (DNS) to complete. It is used to calculate contributions. In the light of this declaration, the Urssaf sends a notice of due contributions.

In the event of a dispute between the au pair and the host family, the court is required.