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You may be granted a residence permit in order to function as an au pair with a host family in Denmark.

The term au pair means 'on equal terms'. The idea of an au pair stay is for a young person to stay with a host family with children under the age of 18 'on equal terms' with the other members of the family.

The purpose is for the au pair to improve language and/or professional skills as well as broaden his/her cultural horizon by becoming more acquainted with Denmark.

In return, the au pair participates in the host family's domestic chores (e.g. cleaning, washing clothes, cooking, babysitting) for a maximum of five hours a day, and no more than six days a week.

If you are a family member of a EU/EEA citizen or Swiss citizen with residence in Denmark or seeking residence in Denmark, you may be subject to special regulations.

For all applications for Residence Permit a fee is required to be paid directly to the Danish Immigration Service. If applicants hand in their application at the Gerry's/VFS Visa Service Centre in Islamabad, Lahore or Karachi an 'application processing fee' of PKR 27,950 has to be paid in cash, along with Gerry's Service charges.


All applicants must book their appointment before visiting the Embassy by e-mail at