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Temporary residence card - Young au pair

Verified 16 octobre 2020 - Directorate for Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister)

Additional cases ? For a European

Coronavirus / Covid-19: extension of validity of residence permits

As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the validity period of residence documents that expired between 16 March and 15 June 2020 has been extended by 6 months.. This measure concerns:

  • Long-stay visas
  • All residence permits (except special permits issued to foreign diplomatic and consular personnel)
  • Provisional residence permits
  • Receipts of applications for residence permits

This extension is automatic. It also extends social rights and the right to work.

If you are temporarily welcomed into a family in France in exchange for small housework and childcare, you can apply for the temporary residence card young au pair.. You must meet certain conditions and sign an agreement with your host family.

You are concerned if you are a non-European foreigner and fulfill all of the following conditions:

  • You are between 18 and 30 years old
  • You are welcomed temporarily into a family of a different nationality and with which you have no kinship, in order to improve your language skills and your knowledge of France in exchange for small housework and childcare
  • You have an agreement with this family
  • You have a basic knowledge of the French language or have a secondary level of education or professional qualifications

  Warning : you must have long-stay visa..

You must enter into an agreement with your host family defining the rights and obligations of both parties.

The Convention shall specify in particular the following: 

  • Amount of your pocket money (minimum €320)
  • Activities and tasks performed for the family and their duration (maximum 25 hours per week)
  • Your housing conditions (minimum living space of the room of 9 m2 with at least one window) and food
  • Your weekly rest period (1 day of rest at least per week)

It must be concluded before you leave for France, as it is necessary to obtain your visa.

The initial duration of the agreement may not exceed 1 year..

In the event of an extension of stay beyond 1 year, a new agreement of a maximum duration of 1 year may be concluded (thus allowing a maximum total duration of 2 years in France).

You must submit your card application to the prefecture (or sub-prefecture) of your home within 2 months before the expiry date of your long-stay visa. Find out more on the prefecture's website.

General case

Who shall I contact

  Warning : some sub-prefectures cannot do the paperwork. Find out more on the website of your prefecture.

Parts to supply

  • Long-stay visa
  • Passport (pages on civil status, validity dates and entry stamps)
  • Birth certificate (full copy or extract with filiation)
  • Agreement with the host family with the form cerfa 15973
  • Any document attesting to your basic knowledge of the French language (or a secondary level of education or professional qualifications)
  • Health insurance covering the duration of your stay
  • Proof of domicile less than 3 months old
  • 1 photos

  FYI : civil status documents in a foreign language must be accompanied by their translation into French by a certified interpreter..

If your file is complete, you receive a receipt waiting for the prefecture to respond.

Cost

You must pay €75 by tax stamps..

Proof of payment of stamp duty and tax is required when the card is delivered.

Card Delivery

Your card is given to you by the prefecture or sub-prefecture of your home (depending on the place where your application is filed).

The residence card young au pair is valid 1 year maximum..

If you wish to continue your stay beyond 1 year as an au pair in France, you must conclude a new agreement for a maximum period of 1 year.

The application for renewal of the residence card shall be made under the same conditions as for the first issue.

General case

Who shall I contact

  Warning : some sub-prefectures cannot do the paperwork. Find out more on the website of your prefecture.