Attention: In order to work as an au pair in the USA, you have to apply through a US designated agency. The agency will be in charge of the formalities of the process. You will also sign your au pair contract with your host family through one of these 16 US designated agencies.
Please turn to one of the 16 US designated agencies for more information about contract termination and notice of termination.
The agency you choose with your host family for the au pair placement will take out health insurance for you. Contact the agency for more information.
Travel costs are included in the placement fee you and your host family have to pay for one of the designated au pair sponsors.
In the USA, cars are the most popular means of transport. Therefore, you will most probably drive the car of your host family. You need to clarify in advance issues of insurance and liability, which your au pair agency can also help you with.
As an au pair in the USA, you need a driving licence. In this context, you need to find out whether or not your driving licence is valid or if you need an international licence. Your agency can provide you with more information.
You can find out more on driving licence regulations in the USA on the website: Transportation and Public Works.
Information about international driving licences can be found at American Automobile clubs or road traffic authorities in your home country.
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