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Au pair in America (USA)

Becoming an au pair in America (USA)

Au pair with child and balloonsUseful information on America as a host country, including: Pocket money, time off, requirements, entry regulations, visa, contract, language course, insurance and everything else you need to know to have a great time in the USA, can be found here.

Interested au pairs should be aware that all au pair placements in the USA must be made through a designated agency under the official J-1 Visa Program.

It will always be necessary to have a personal interview with representatives of the chosen agency before the J-1 visa application can be processed. No fees should be paid in advance of this contact. Requests for payment that are made without such contact should be ignored as scam attempts.

Becoming a host family in America (USA)

Members of a family jumpingSo you want to be a host family? Find out here whether you are eligible to host an au pair, how much it costs, which countries your au pair may come from, which entry regulations apply, how many working hours and which duties an au pair has, what you need to know in terms of insurance and more.

Find all the answers to your questions on "au pairing in the USA" in our section "One topic – your questions". 

We are continually researching and updating our host country information, but cannot guarantee that all material provided is complete and correct. If you notice gaps or inaccuracies, we would like to hear from you.

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