Visa for family live-in caregiver (au pair) [fr]


The family live-in caregiver program (au pair) allows you to be received by a French family and to continue your studies for the purpose of perfecting your linguistic knowledge and increasing your general education by acquiring a better knowledge of France.

Your must be between 17 and 30 years of age.

Documents to be provided

The long-stay visa or Type “D” visa allows you to stay in France for more than 3 months and to travel in Schengen Area countries.

Please provide both the original and the copy of the documents. All the documents must be submitted in the order below.

The visa section will give you back the original documents.

Document or photocopy missing = incomplete file = high risk of visa refusal.

  • 1 identification photo, in colour, recent (less than three months), original in 35 mm X 45 mm format with clear and uniform background. Photo must be affixed to the form;
  • Original passport (and copy of your passport’s identification page). The passport must be valid for at least 3 months beyond the end of your stay in France. The visa is validated by a self-adhesive label that will be affixed to one of the pages of the passport;
  • Refugees : RefugeeTravel Document issued in accordance with the 1951 Geneva Convention;
    • Canadian residents with refugees status, even if they have a permanent resident card, must be in possession of this document and present themselves at the consulate at least one month before their travel date.
  • Non Canadian citizens : evidence of your regular status in Canada ;
    • a permanent resident card (photocopy must be recto-verso),
      • IMM 1000 not accepted.
    • or a study permit along with a valid Canadian visa (to ensure the return to Canada),
    • or a work permit along with a valid Canadian visa,
    • or a Canadian visitor’s visa if the holder prove residence over three consecutive months in Canada.
  • Last diplomas obtained;
  • Placement agreement certified by the Direction générale des entreprises, de la concurrence, de la consommation, du travail et de l’emploi- DIRECCTE (Labour, Employment and Job Training Office for the Department;
  • Registration or pre-registration in a French learning institution;


The Consulate reserves the right to require additional supporting evidence. Filing the documents does not systematically guarantee issuance of a visa. You should not leave your present job, sell your property or commit yourself in any way before receiving your visa.


Upon arrival in France, the person must immediately send the specific OFII form signed by the Consulate to the OFII territorial division that has jurisdiction in the Department where the person resides.

The OFII will subsequently contact him or her for the compulsory medical and reception appointments. Fees for the issuance of the residency document must be paid on this occasion.

Fees and timeframes

File costs (non-refundable): the value of €99 in Canadian currency for long-stay visa, payable only by debit card, cash or money orders (exact amount) payable to consulat de France à Montréal.

Please consult the following link regarding the Application Processing Time for your information : “Timeframes”.


If you are Canadian citizen, you can send your visa applications by mail to :

Consulat général de France à Montréal
Service des visas
1501, McGill College – suite 1000
Montréal (Qc) H3A 3M8

Join an XpressPost envelopp for the return of your original documents and your passport (Other envelopps are not accepted)

Attention, for non canadian-citizens, you must schedule an appointment in order to submit your application on the Consulate’s website : "Rendez-vous" (in the "Prendre rendez-vous" tab).

Only those persons having their notification to attend will be admitted to the Consulate offices. For security reasons, please be on time.

Before attending, please make sure to bring all the documents indicated on the Consulate Web site required for the issuance of the requested visa.

You must provide all original documents, as well as one photocopy of each document.

To avoid penalizing other applicants, if you must cancel your appointment you are strongly requested to do so via the Consulate’s website : "Rendez-vous" (in the "Revoir son rendez-vous" tab).

Dernière modification : 12/02/2016

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