Nationals of non-EU countries who are no more than 24 years old can become an au pair through a German agency. Americans and Canadians are not required to apply for a residence and work permit before leaving their country of origin; However, it is a general condition that au pairs prove that they have studied German. Both the au pair and the host family must sign the French au pair contract. This is necessary for the legal stay of an au pair in France. Unfortunately, there is no official au pair contract for Australia. Therefore, we recommend that you download the official European Au Pair contract and adapt it to your needs. Chinese au pairs are sought after by American foster families, due to the increasing number of adoptions of Chinese babies and the desire of parents to teach Mandarin to their children to take advantage of Chinese economic influence.  An au pair (/oʊˈpɛ authentication/; Plural: Au Pairs) is an assistant from a foreign country who works for and is a member of a host family. As a rule, au pairs assume part of the family`s responsibility for childcare as well as certain household chores and receive a financial allowance for personal use. Au pair arrangements are often subject to state restrictions, which can set an age range between mid-late teenagers until the end of their twenties and explicitly limit the agreement to women. In many developing countries, the supply of local labour remains plentiful, so there is little or no demand for au pairs.
Regarding tasks and rights, the Swedish Official Migration Office states: “An au pair is a person who lives with another family and is paid for childcare and light household chores. The purpose of their stay in Sweden must be to gain international experience and have the opportunity to learn the Swedish language and culture.”  There is no need for an agency to become an au pair in Sweden. Girls must be between 18 and 30 years old, have a valid passport and have no children. The Swedish migration authorities require that the applicant has a clear interest in learning or using the Swedish language. He or she must also have a certificate of admission to a Swedish language course at the time of application. Peers should not work more than 25 hours per week and should not exceed 40 hours per week in combination with studies. The necessary monthly allowance is sek 3500 before tax.  Au pairs who want to work in America must go through a specific agency! In order to work legally in the United States, they must apply for a J-1 visa. Au Pairs obtain this visa from designated au pair agencies in the United States. Agencies usually make the au pair contract available to the applicant Agreements differ between Europe where the concept comes from and North America. In Europe, au pairs only have to work part-time and they often study part-time, usually focusing on the language of the host country.
In the United States, they can offer full-time child care. In 1969, the European Agreement on Peer Accommodation was signed, which entered into force in 1971.