Medical certificate for an au pair

Medical certificate for au pairs: Find out where you can get your medical certificate and what it should say.


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medical certificateThe medical certificate informs your host family if you are physically and psychologically capable of working as an au pair. Furthermore, it certifies that you don't suffer from a chronic or a contagious illness.


Also, it states what vaccinations you have received. Usually, your general practitioner or pediatrician signs the medical certificate for you.


It is an important requirement for your au pair work and almost all agencies require a medical certificate for your application.


If you have found your host family through an au pair website, it depends on the family if you have to have a medical certificate or not. Nonetheless, most host families do want to see your certificate.


Important: When you enter the country, your health certificate cannot be older than 3 months.


Au pair in Canada

If you want to work as an au pair or caregiver in Canada, you need to consider the following:


Canada only accepts medical certificates for au pairs if they have been signed by a medical examiner who is recognized by the Canadian embassy. The Canadian embassy can give you the contact information for these examiners.



More information for au pairs:

Expenses for an au pair Visa for au pair
Information about host country Health insurance
Phone as au pair Host family present
Practice the foreign language Vaccinations for au pair