Norway to Close of Au Pair Scheme

The Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI) has announced that the government has decided to close the au pair scheme, effective March 15, 2024.

Applicants who have, by March 15, 2024, registered their application via and booked an appointment to hand in their application, may still be eligible for an initial au pair permit.

Current au pair permit holders may still apply to renew their permit to change host families until the two-year au pair permit period has expired.

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