Au pair in USA - rules and requirements
The United States of America is a diverse country with amazing flora and fauna, large modern cities and vast countryside.
As an au pair in USA, you can experience American everyday life, culture and customs, while improving your language skills and meeting new friends.
Please note, an au pair placements in the USA must be made through a designated au pair agency.
Below are the basic requirements for au pair program in USA. For more detailed information please follow the links on the page or visit the official Immigration Service website.
Requirements for au pairs in USA
|18-26 years old|
|Can't be married and have children|
|Good knowledge of English|
|Be able to pay for travel expenses|
|Have at least 200 hours of documented infant childcare experience, if your host family has children under the age of 2.|
|Visa. Au pair Visa in USA called J-1 visa (J-1 Exchange Visitor Program)|
Requirements for host families in USA
|Have at least one child under the age of 18|
|Provide au pair with own bedroom and all meals|
|Provide au pair with pocket money from 195.75 USD / week|
|Au pair duties cannot exceed 10 hours / day and 45 hours / week|
|Au pair stay: 12-24 months|
|Be an English speaking family and willing to be part of a cultural exchange|
J-1 Au Pair Visa Program - The U.S. Department of State’s Exchange Visitor Program
Travel Guide to the USA