Official Au pair program for peace of mind
In The Netherlands there is an authority with a focus on foreigners who want to come to The Netherlands. This authority is called the Immigratie- en Naturalisatiedienst which is often mentioned as IND.
The IND has to execute the Dutch Foreigners Law and has the competence to make decisions regarding visa and residence permits.
The IND is also involved with all au pairs who travel to The Netherlands. The au pair policy states that all au pairs in The Netherlands should arrive here via an agency which is licensed by the IND. In Dutch these licensed agencies are called “erkende referenten”. On the website of the IND you find a list of all licensed au pair agencies. This rule also applies to au pairs who live in the European Union.
The au pair program as executed by the IND, provides certain guarantees and security for the au pair in The Netherlands, something available to you when you don’t follow the program and don’t use the mediation of an au pair agency.
More information about au pair program or contact with au pair agency
In case you want to read more about the au pair policy, go to the website of the IND.
Do you want to contact a licensed au pair agency, please let us know. Several licensed au pair agencies are our partners and they would like to get in contact with you.