Extend with your Au Pair

Can’t imagine life without your current au pair? If you and your au pair want to keep a good thing going, you can extend together for up to another year!

The U.S. Department of State permits au pairs to request a one-time program extension of an additional 6, 9 or 12 months. Here’s how it works:

Requesting an Extension

  • You and your au pair can apply for a one-time program extension using your Passport accounts.
  • Your au pair must submit the extension request no later than 45 days before their original program end date.
  • Your au pair must submit proof of having completed the required education credits when they request an extension.

During the Extension Term

  • You’ll continue to pay your au pair a weekly stipend of at least $195.75.
  • Your au pair is entitled to earn paid vacation.
  • Your au pair is entitled to receive an additional education stipend and complete additional classes as required.
  • Your au pair’s 30 day travel period will be deferred to the end of the extension period.
  • Your au pair’s insurance will continue at the same level (Standard or Premium) for the extension period.

Extension Costs

The chart below outlines the costs associated with extending with your au pair. The Program and Department of State SEVIS fees are payable to Au Pair USA and due 30 days prior to the extension start. Education stipend and paid vacation are paid directly to your au pair.

What You Pay to Au Pair USA

Extension
Length
Program
Fee
SEVIS
Fee
6 months $3,690 $367
9 months $4,990 $367
12 months $6,490 $367

What You Pay to Your Au Pair

Extension
Length
Education
Stipend
& Required
Credits
Earned
Vacation
6 months Up to $250
3 credits
1 week
9 months Up to $500
6 credits
1.5 weeks
12 months Up to $500
6 credits
2 weeks

Additional Information

Weekly Stipend

Au pairs must receive a weekly stipend from the host family that is at least $195.75 per week. The weekly au pair stipend is a minimum payment requirement and host families and au pairs are free to agree to compensation higher than the legally applicable minimum.

Payment Plan

Take advantage of our easy payment plan option and spread your Extension Program Fees out as follows:

6 Month Extension

Three monthly payments starting 30 days prior to the beginning of the au pair’s extension period. This option requires a one-time financing fee of $190 due at the time of match.

9 and 12 Month Extensions

Six monthly payments starting 30 days prior to the beginning of the au pair’s extension period. This option requires a one-time financing fee of $290 due at the time of match.

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