You are entitled to a total of 25 working days of holiday per calendar year. Even if you have not been an au pair for the whole calendar year, you are entitled to full holidays if you started working for the host family no later than on 30 September. If your start working after 30 September, you are entitled to six working days’ holiday. The same rules apply if you change host families, as long as you get a declaration from your original host family that you have not taken your holidays.
You are entitled to at least one day (24 hours) off per week, and at least one such day per month must be a Sunday. You are also entitled to at least one afternoon off per week, on the same day each week.
When you are granted a valid residence permit as an au pair, you automatically become a member of the Norwegian National Insurance scheme.
The host family must ensure that you take the mandatory tuberculosis test as soon as you arrive in Norway.
The host family shall cover the necessary travel expenses in connection with your return journey. This does not apply if you keep staying in Norway after your time as an au pair is over or if you want to travel to another country than your home country.
The host family shall take out insurance for you that covers your return travel expenses/repatriation if you should become ill or injured or if you should die.
The rights and obligations of applicants who are granted an au pair permit
You can be granted an au pair permit for up to two years, but not for longer than the contract period.
The period you have this permit does not count if you later wish to apply for a permanent residence permit.
Your family cannot apply for family immigration to come and live with you in Norway.