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I. General Information

II. Prerequisites

1. The aim of the applicant’s (au-pair’s) stay
2. German language skills
3. Requirements for the host family
4. Duration of the au-pair’s stay
5. Age of the au-pair
6. The Au-pair’s responsibilities
7. Contents of the au-pair contract

III. Summary

To reside in Germany legally, foreigners must qualify for what the German authorities call a residence title (Aufenthaltstitel), which can either be a temporary residence permit or a permanent settlement permit. In order to be issued either type of permit, foreigners must be able to secure their livelihoods in Germany; in other words, they must be able to guarantee that they can support themselves financially.