Your Au pair Visa
If you want to go to a non-EU country as an au pair, you will need a visa. For Australia and New Zealand, you need to apply for a working holiday visa which is valid for 12 months and allows you to both work and travel during this time.
To apply for the J-1 au pair visa for the United States, you will need the DS-2019 form, which can only be issued by an exchange organization as an official J1 visa sponsor. Our agency, AuPairCare in America, has been a recognized J1 sponsor of the U.S. Department of State for almost 30 years and is authorized to issue the required form.
Are you suitable as an Au pair?
You want to go abroad as an au pair, but you are not sure if you are suitable? Find out about the requirements you should meet.
How to apply for your Australian Visa
Applying for a working holiday visa for Australia is fast and easy. We will send you all the information you need for your application. Once you've gathered the necessary documents, you can apply for your visa online through the website of the Department of Home Affairs. Simply register and pay the visa fee ($ 485 AUS). You will receive the working holiday visa by mail within a few weeks.
How to apply for your New Zealand Visa
Applying for a working holiday visa for New Zealand is as fast and easy as for Australia. We will send you all the information you need for your application. Once you've gathered the necessary documents, you can apply for your visa online through the New Zealand immigration website. Simply find the right working holiday visa for your country, register and pay the visa fee ($ 208 NZD). You will receive the working holiday visa by mail after a few weeks.
How to apply for your US visa
Once you have successfully matched with a host family, it is time to apply for the J1 visa. In order to get started, we will send you all the necessary documents and information. You can apply for the visa online and schedule your personal appointment at the US Embassy in your home country.
To apply for the J1 visa, you must first fill out the DS 160 form on the U.S. Embassy's website. You do not have to pay the SEVIS fees as they have already been paid for by us. We will send you a payment confirmation.
You will then have to pay the visa fees which currently amount to approx. US $185. Afterwards, you can schedule a personal interview at the US Embassy.
You will only be able to attend your interview once you have received the DS-2019 form. We will send you the document as soon as you have paid the programme fees.
Your appointment at the US Embassy
Make sure to be on time for your appointment. Since you are not allowed to bring bags or backpacks into the building, you should either leave them at home or leave them with someone accompanying you. You must bring the following documents with you to the appointment:
a suitable passport photo (please note the requirements)
the DS-2019 form (you will receive it from us)
the confirmation of the completed form DS 160 ("non immigrant visa application")
the SEVIS receipt (proof of the paid SEVIS fee)
After the interview, your passport, visa and DS-2019 form will be sent to your home. Make sure to keep the DS-2019 in a safe place as your visa is only valid in conjunction with this form!