Questions about visa and residence
For au pairs, entry visas are issued that are valid for the entire Schengen area.
This is important because international flights do not always lead directly to the country of destination.
A separate transit visa would therefore be required for each transit country.
Please make sure that the first airport of entry is in a Schengen country.
Modern international airports in Europe are divided into a "Schengen area" and a "non-Schengen area".
Once in the Schengen countries, the AuPair enjoys freedom of movement throughout the Schengen area.
Unfortunately, when applying for a visa for AuPairs, a large number of documents must be obtained before a visa can be applied for at the responsible embassy.
The processing time is then relatively generous there. Hurry is the order of the day.
From the day of application to the issuing of the visa, it can take 6-8 weeks or more.
No AuPair agency can speed up or influence the visa procedure in the area of the embassy in any way!
Promises such as: "We will influence the embassies..." or "We will contact the local authorities..." or "We are in contact with the local authorities to ensure that everything runs smoothly..." serve at best to attract customers , but are only to be interpreted as "stupid gossip".
In your own interest, refrain from such offers and agencies!
The application for a visa is, with the exception of Visa fee collected directly at the visa counter inside the embassy building, free of charge.
No embassy works with agencies. Not even with right next to the Embassy so-called service offices.
Claims by individuals or service bureaus that they work with the embassy are wrong.
The prospects of success of a visa application cannot be influenced by anyone, as only the embassy staff from Germany decides on the applications. If you are promised otherwise, You have been lied to.
Never pay money to such organizations!