The most common reason for UNE's rejection of au pair cases is that we do not believe the purpose of the permit is cultural exchange.
In some cases, UNE reverses the UDI's decision. This is usually because we have received new information or documentation that the UDI did not have when it decided the case.
What do we consider?
The most common reason for UNE's rejection of au pair cases is that we do not believe the purpose of the permit is cultural exchange, for example if the host family has the same country of origin as the applicant, or if there is information in the case that indicates that the host family wants someone to work as a domestic help or childminder. We will also reject the application if the au pair has stated that he/she is willing to work extra. If the applicant has family near the host family, this could also be a reason for not believing that the purpose of the stay is cultural exchange.
In some cases, we reject the application because there is already a person with the same nationality as the applicant living with the host family. We may also reject an application if the host family is a single parent and has not documented that he/she has at least 50% access to or contact with his/her children.
UNE sometimes reverses the UDI's decisions. This is usually because we have received new documentation or information in the case after it was submitted to UNE, for example information that the previous au pair has moved out. In other cases, the host family is a single parent who has now submitted an access agreement.
You should always explain why you disagree with the UDI. If the UDI believes that your statement is not credible, you can clarify any misunderstandings and give more detailed information about the case. You can also send us documentation that supports your information.
Read more at UDI regelverk:
- Utlendingsloven § 26 (external link)
- Utlendingsforskriften § 6-25 (external link)
- European agreement on au pair placement (external link)