To take part in an au pair exchange program the following legal requirements apply. Please read them carefully as you can only apply if you meet all the requirements:

You are South African or Namibian

You are between 18 and 24 years old

You have an Affidavit stating you are not married, have no children and no criminal record

You have a valid passport

You have experience with children and child care (babysitting etc)

Unabridged birth certificate

You will legalise your unabridged birth certificate with an apostille

You will need a medical declaration that you are fit to work as au pair

You will be an au pair for maximum 1 year

Did not have any previous residence permit for a cultural exchange

Did not stay illegally in The Netherlands

Did not previously work for the host family, also not in another country

You haven't provided false information or have otherwise withheld vital information when previously applying for a residence permit