Visa for Au-pair


All required documents need to be submitted at the personal interview in 1 copy including the application form. Please do not staple the photocopies. Original certificates / documents must be presented separately. Your original documents will be returned to you once your application has been processed.

The following documents have to be submitted as indicated below:


VIDEX application form

+ the additional declaration

+ work declaration

completely filled out in English or German, signed by the applicant himself

2.Visa fee75,00 Euro,

Payable only in cash in GHS at the current exchange rate of the Embassy

3.1 biometric photograph

- not older than 6 months

- uniform white background

- size: 3.5x4,5 cm

- not glued or stapled to the application form

The following documents must be submitted in original and with one set of copies in DIN A4 format. Please do NOT staple the documents!

4. Passport

- Original passport + copy of data page

- valid for at least 6 more months and at least two free pages

5.Birth certificatebased on first registration
6.School leaving certificatesWAEC-certificates: BECE and WASSCE
7.Curriculum vitae (CV)

Including the following points:

- specification of the certificates, diplomas and qualifications obtained

- professional training

-work experience

8.Letter of motivation

- signed by the applicant

- detailed expectations of planned stay,

anticipated career and personal benefits as well as future plans

9. Au-Pair contract

- based on the specimen contract published by the Federal Employment Agency

- signed by the applicant and the host family

- printout will be accepted if the au-pair post was offered through an agency with RAL

Gütezeichen (Quality Mark)

10.Au-Pair questionnaire for the host parents

- published by the Federal Employment Agency

- signed by the host family

11.Invitation letter from the host family-personally written invitation, that include the tasks and expectations of the Au-pair
12.Passport or ID card of the host parentscopies of the personal date page of both host parents
13.Residence registration certificate of the host family- not older than 3 months
- all family members must appear on it
14. Proof of German language skills

- at A1 level

- in the form of a recognised language diploma (e. g. of the Goethe

Institute; further information at: www.goethe.de)

- not older than a year
15.Health insurance

- Incoming-health insurance valid from the day of entering Germany until the work contract starts

- A travel health insurance is not sufficient!

16.Residence permit for Ghana, if applicable
- as proof of a legal residence status in Ghana
- only for applicants with a nationality other than Ghanaian, Liberian or Sierra Leonean
17.Proof of previous or current academic studies, if applicable

a) applicants with University degree

- a German university degree

- a foreign university degree

- a Higher National Diploma

either with transcipts

b) applicants with vocational training:

- German vocational qualification

- foreign professional qualification

18.Proof of previous work experience, if applicable

- work contract

- statement of employer

- salary slips

The embassy must involve the competent authority in Germany in the visa procedure. Depending on previous stays, the answer may take some time. Therefore, apply for the visa in good time. We ask for your understanding that inquiries about the status of the application cannot be answered within the first 4 weeks of the application.

All above information is without guarantee for correctness and completeness. They are based on the information available to the embassy at the time of creation.

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