Step by Step

Being an au pair in the USA is not that difficult.
Follow the steps and your adventure can begin.

Your application

The first thing to do is to apply. To do this, register in our application portal and first fill out an online form. You can download forms for the character references, childcare references and the medical report here, have them filled out and upload them again. And you will find a list of documents that we also need from you. You upload photos of yourself showing your hobbies and children, introducing your family and friends. We will then review your application and get in touch with you to arrange an appointment for a personal interview with you.

Your Interview

After your application is complete, we will conduct a personal interview with you. For this you either come to our office in Cologne or we meet you in your hometown or in your area. It all depends on where you live. In the personal interview we test your English skills – but don’t worry, it’s really not difficult – and get an impression of you. Here, too, we have to fill out an interview form together. That means we ask you a few questions about your childcare experience and get an idea of ​​your character.

The Matching

Then you go into the matching. From now on, families can view your profile and contact you via our applicant portal. The families also filled out a profile and uploaded photos. You can see if you fit together and write messages. It is best to make an appointment for a Skype call as soon as possible. Here you get to know each other better and get an impression of each other. Ask yourself questions. If you need a few days and preferably another Skype call to make a decision, that’s perfectly fine. Once you have decided on a host family and the family for you, it goes on.

The Preparation

Now the final preparations can be made. We pay the SEVIS fee for you and then send you all the documents you need to apply for the visa. Danger! Wait until you have received the documents to make an appointment for the visa. Here are important numbers you will need to complete the U.S. to fill out the message. After the appointment at the embassy, ​​you will usually receive the visa within a week. During this time you can pack, get gifts and prepare to say goodbye to family and friends. Then off to America!

You can find us at:



Fax: +49 (0) 221 921 3049
Phone: +49 (0) 221 310 61 840


50825 Cologne

Become an Au Pair:

Click on the button below, register without obligation in our application portal and fill out the short application.
We will then contact you and discuss the next steps with you.