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What type of visa does an au pair need?

What type of visa does an au pair need?

J-1 visa
The J-1 visa permits Au Pair in America participants to reside legally in the United States for 12 months while caring for children in a program-approved host family.

Can an au pair get a tourist visa?

All au pairs come to the U.S. on the J-1 Exchange Visitor Visa, which is a non-immigrant visa granted by the U.S. Department of State. InterExchange functions as the visa sponsor for the au pair and will make all the arrangements for the au pair to receive the visa from their nearest American Embassy or Consulate.

How long does au pair visa take?

Normally, you receive your visa within five working days. You should apply at the agency about six months before you wish to start your au pair stay. This leaves you enough time for your application process and your documents are still up to date.

Do au pairs need a work visa?

Au pairs in the USA require a J-1 visa which can only be obtained through one of the officially approved agencies.

How much is au pair visa?

What You Pay to Au Pair USA

Description Fee Payment Due
Application Fee $0 No fee to apply
Match Processing Fee $300 Due upon matching
Program Fee $9,590 $500 Down payment due upon matching $9,090 Balance due when your au pair arrives or according to our payment plan
Domestic Airfare Fee $0 No fee

What are the requirements of au pair?

Au Pair requirements in the USA

  • Age: 18 – 26 years.
  • Good English language skills.
  • Not married and no children.
  • In good health.
  • Willing to stay with a family for a minimum of 1 year.
  • Childcare experience of at least 500 hours in the past 2 years.
  • Driver’s license and driving experience.
  • Clear criminal record.

Can au pair travel internationally?

Au pairs are allowed to travel outside of the U.S. during their 12 month stay. In order to assure re-entry into the U.S., the au pair must send in her DS-2019 form to Cultural Care to have the Travel Validation box signed by a Responsible Officer.

Can au pair enter Canada?

According to the U.S. Department of State, extension au pairs can travel to Mexico, Canada, and the Caribbean under the Automatic Visa Revalidation system.

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