Agent Au Pair advises host families to discuss claiming the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit for the weekly payments given to their au pair with a tax advisor. We recommend that host families help their au pair get a social security number.
How can my au pair obtain a social security number?
Au pairs can obtain their social security number by applying at your local Social Security Office for a “work only with DHS authorization” social security card. Au pairs can apply for their social security card one week after they arrive in the United States.
To obtain a Social Security Card, the au pair will need:
- A valid passport containing their J-1 Visa
- I-94 card printed out
- DS-2019 form
- Proof of Identification that is at least one year old (passport, driver’s license, certified copy of birth certificate that is one year old)
Agent Au Pair’s Tax ID: 94-3407180