Anyone who works during his/her stay in Switzerland or who remains in Switzerland for longer than three months requires a permit. Residence permits are issued by the Cantonal Migration Office.
According to the bilateraux laws with the European common market, aupairs from the European Economic Union are eligible for aupair visas in Switzerland for a maximum of 18 months. EU citizens can be between the age of 18 and 30. Au pairs from the new EU member states (e.g. Poland, Slovakia) still require a residence permit from the cantonal authorities.
You can work as an au pair in Switzerland for a maximum of 24 months; if you are from a 3rd world country the limit is 12 months. EU citizens can work up to 24 months in Switzerland.
You will receive room and board with a host family in exchange for approximately 25 to 30 hours of weekly work (housework, baby-sitting, etc.). You must attend language classes for a minimum of three hours a week in Zurich, four hours a week in Geneva. You have the right to one day off per week (at least one Sunday a month) and 4 weeks' vacation per year (5 weeks if you are less than 20 years old).
Anyone who works during his/her stay in Switzerland or who remains in Switzerland for longer than three months requires a residence permit. These permits are issued by the Cantonal Migration Offices. A distinction is made between short-term residence permits (less than 1 year), annual residence permits (limited) and permanent residence permits (unlimited).
EU citizens can find more information on the types of permits available here.
EU citizens on work permits, can work as a Personal de Maison or House personnel. Salary is 890 swiss francs per month and all expenses, including pocket money, insurance, unemployment and taxes. The candidate receives 5 weeks of paid holiday a year and is allowed to work whatever hours are needed by the family.
Further details for non-EU citizens regarding AuPair, Salary, Application documents and general conditions may be found here.
During the school semester, students can accept paid employment for up to 15 hours per week.
Internships for students from abroad are available in science and technology, management and organization and the field of health.
Additional information from the Canton of Zurich is available here.
For more information, on visas from your country visit this link. You must then choose your country, then "Entering Switzerland" and then "Visas" from the list. You will then see a link for more information on how to apply for a student visa. The Swiss embassy in your country will be able to address any questions.
In order to be eligible you have to be:
For more information please visit The Federal Department Of Foreign Affairs Web Site
Filipino candidates are allowed to work in Switzerland as long as they meet POEA guidelines. They must be unmarried, between ages 18-30, and have no children. The au pair should also be enrolled in a school to learn the language of the host country. The aupair will live with the host family and be treated on an equal basis with other family members.
Employers are obliged to pay the cost of hiring a Filipino au pair, which includes visa fees, airfare, POEA processing fees, contribution for membership to the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration, and the costs of training, if training is required by the employer.
Au pairs are required to pay for their passports, NBI clearances, birth certificates, medical tests, Philhealth insurance, and other personal documents.