Families who believe they could fall into one of the below three categories may have their au pair apply for a National Interest Exception visa to arrive this fall:
- The au pair would care for a child with particular needs (e.g., medical, special education, or sign language) and the au pair possesses skills to care for such child.
- The au pair would prevent the family from needing to go on government assistance (ie. Unemployment or other public services.)
- The au pair would care for a child whose parents provide medical care to individuals who have contracted COVID-19 or perform medical research at United States facilities to help combat COVID-19.
Read the full description of this opportunity on the U.S. Department of State website under “J-1 applicants”.
If you believe you could qualify, follow the steps below to get started:
- Sign up below to let us know you’re interested.
- Register and complete your host family application with as much detail as possible to help you match with an au pair.
- Schedule your host family interview with a Local Childcare Consultant (LCC).
- Connect with au pairs until you find a good match for your family. We have a population of au pairs ready to travel this fall.
- Once you have a confirmed match, your Matching Specialist will advise you on what documentation to provide your au pair prior to the visa appointment.
- If your au pair’s visa is approved for a National Interest Exception, we will book a flight for your au pair to travel to your home within 30 days of visa approval.
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Sign up here to let us know that you think you could qualify to welcome an au pair this fall. We will contact you soon with more information and next steps.
Benefits of hosting an au pair:
*Match with your au pair worry free: your $300 processing fee is refundable until 30 days prior to your au pair’s arrival. Please note, this applies to all families who match between September 4, and December 31, 2020