|Service||Cost||Is it mandatory?||Keep in mind|
|Au Pair’s visa||0 - 200 USD||No - it depends on your nationality and the host country you choose. If you are an EU citizen, you can enter every EU country without a visa. If it’s not the case, try our visa for Au Pairs tool and have a look at the Au Pair program all over the world posts||You need to call the embassy or consulate of the host country in your homeland for specific information. According to the program rules, the visa cost should be covered by the Au Pair, but the family may reimburse you the money after your arrival (ask them about it)|
|Insurance||0 - 450 USD||Yes, but it may be free of charge - if you are an EU citizen, you can apply for EHIC which lets you benefit of the standard medical service package in the host country, if it belongs to EU too. Otherwise, you need to choose a private insurance for Au Pairs.||In cases of some host countries, the Host Family has to cover the price of your insurance. If it’s not the case, you can still ask the family to participate in the cost of your insurance. To learn more, read the detailed information about the program regulations in your host country.|
|Travel to host country||50 - 2000 USD||
Yes! You need to reach the host country somehow, but the means of transportation and thus also the price depend on your decision.
|The Host Family can participate in the cost of your travel, but don’t expect the family to pay for it in advance! You can discuss the travel cost with the family and ask if reimbursing after your arrival is possible.|
|Gifts for the Host Family||0 - 100 USD||No, but it would be nice to bring a little something from your homeland with you.||Gifts are not mandatory, but if you are looking for some ideas, have a look at our post about present ideas for Host Family.|
|Agency assistance||0 - 1000 USD||No, although in case of some host countries (eg. USA, the Netherlands) you will need agency’s assistance to participate in the program. Have a look at the program descriptions all over the world and decide, if you need to cooperate with a full service Au Pair agency.||In majority of the cases, AuPair.com, which can be totally free of charge, will be a sufficient solution for you. Have a look at the Host Families registered with us and get your Au Pair Program started!|