Flight arrangements & visa application

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 travel to the USA as an au pair. We 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 and attend a personal interview at the US Embassy in Auckland, after which your visa will be issued.

Cultural Care Au Pair will arrange air travel from Auckland to the USA.  You will be flying into New York since 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 the New York area and bring you to the Au Pair 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 ticket is issued.

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