To best accommodate Host Families, Go Au Pair automatically and without additional charge, separates total program fees into two payments. The first program fee installment is due when you match with your Au Pair. The second program fee installment is due 30 days before your Au Pair arrives. The time difference in between payments varies depending on the visa process and when you want your Au Pair to arrive. In country Au Pairs sometimes follow a different structure, contact our office for details.
Families who need program fees separated into more than two installments and allocated across a greater time frame take advantage of our flexible payment plan. Visit payment options for more details.
Officially, Au Pairs can come from any country which has positive diplomatic relations with the United States. However, Go Au Pair does not grant the J-1 visa for your Au Pair and constantly monitors and tracks visa denials across the world. Sometimes certain countries experience an unusually high volume of J-1 visa denials. This high denial volume could be temporary or long standing depending on the country and situation.
As a result of high visa denial rates, Go Au Pair sometimes recommends families do not match with Au Pairs from certain countries or charges a non-refundable visa fee for families who want Au Pairs from these high denial countries. We know from our 20+ years of experience it is easier on families and their children to not consider an Au Pair from a certain country than to experience a disappointing visa denial.
Visa denial rates are constantly changing. Contact our office for the most recent information on high denial countries and learn what options you may have.
Currently Go Au Pair recommends against Au Pairs from the following countries due to high J-1 visa denial rates:
"The reason why I apply for the au pair is: firstly, I love kids and I think they are angels around us. They are pure, innocent and beautiful. To be an au pair, I can know more about looking after the children. Secondly, I am fond of American culture, for example, their life style, their custom, their history and their education system. I would like to experience different country's lives, make different friends and learn different cultures."