Visa Application & Flight Arrangements

Cultural Care Au Pair is recognised by the US Department of State as an official sponsoring agency for the au pair programme. This means that we will act as your sponsor for a J-1 Exchange Visitor Visa. The J-1 visa is the only legal way to experience the USA as an au pair. Cultural Care Au Pair will provide you with all necessary documents for your visa application and guide you through the process. You will have to arrange a visa appointment at your local US Consulate and attend a personal interview, after which your visa will be issued.

Cultural Care Au Pair will arrange air travel from South Africa (Cape Town, Johannesburg or Durban departure airports) to New York, where you will attend the Au Pair Training School before travelling to your host family. Cultural Care Au Pair representatives will meet you at your arrival airport in New York and take you to the training school, where your adventure begins.

You can fly to the USA almost any week of the year! As part of the matching process, you and your future host family will agree on the arrival date. Once this has been confirmed you should know your appoximate departure day, but the actual date and time will be confirmed when your flight ticket is issued.

Cultural Care Au Pair also arranges the transportation to your American host family. After your stay at the Au Pair Training School, you will make the journey, either by bus or plane directly to your host family.

Saftey enforced by law through the U.S Department of State regulations. For full details of U.S Department of State Programme Guidelines, please click here.