Agent Au Pair sharesBridgeUSA’s mission to promote diplomacy, increase mutual understanding across cultures, and facilitate people-to-people connections around the world. Our hearts are with all of our au pairs, host families and agents who may be impacted by the Russian-Ukraine tensions.
Our team is thinking about you and your loved ones during this time of conflict. We are praying for safety and peaceful resolution.
Stay well and safe,
The Agent Au Pair Team
Au Pair Tax Information
Au Pairs, did you know that if you were in the US and earned income between January 1st – December 31st, 2021 you are required to file taxes this year? The filing deadline for the 2021 tax year is Monday April 18, 2022.
Due to current events, we have noted Embassy closures, limited appointments, and higher visa denials in the following countries:
Embassy closures in Russia and Belarus
Ukraine is moving its Embassy with the hopes of offering limited services
Georgia has limited available Embassy appointments
We have noted higher Visa denials in Kazakhstan and Thailand
Please note that this is just a snapshot of the current situation. Agent Au Pair and our partner agents are closely working together to navigate any changes. If you have matched with an au pair from any of these countries, we will inform you should there be any delays due to new Embassy regulations.
If you would like to see estimated wait times for Non-Immigrant Visa Embassy appointments in various countries please click here.If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us.
Introducing Our New Host Mom Blogger!
We are excited to introduce Jamie Jarmon-Williamson as our newest Host Mom Blogger!
“We are the Jarmon-Williamson family. We consist of my husband, Josh, daughters Liliya and Alina, myself (Jamie), and our current amazing Au Pair Nasrin from South Africa. Due to the pandemic, our journey to get Nasrin here was not an easy one. I was speaking with Nasrin since February 2021, and a lot has happened between then and our eventual in-person meeting. It took a lot of patience on both Nasrin and our fronts to make this union work. However, because of all our persistence and the desire to not give up, Nasrin and my family finally met this year in January 2022!”
Alexandra is a 24 year old from Costa Rica. She speaks English and Spanish. She has experience caring for child between the ages of 5 months through 6 years old. She gained her experience babysitting for three families. In her spare time, Alexandra enjoys playing volleyball, concerts, and baking.
~ Lisa ~
Lisa is a 22 year old from the Dominican Republic. She speaks Spanish, English, Italian, and French. She has experience caring for children between the ages of 1 through 14 years old. She gained her experience working as a tutor, ballet teacher, coach, and babysitter. In her spare time, Lisa enjoys playing the flute and reading.
~ Sandra ~
Sandra is a 26 year old from Peru. She speaks Spanish, English, and Portuguese. She has experience caring for children between the ages of 1 through 14 years old. She gained her experience working as a nanny for two families. In her spare time, Sandra enjoys photography, music, and swimming.
These are just three of our featured au pairs! We showcase more available au pairs on our website. We have hundreds of great applicants available for placement.
“What would we do without Lily” is a phrase often uttered in our house. From the day Lily arrived she has been exceptional. Lily is kind, responsible, flexible, and fun. Above all she has a big heart. She cares so much about our family, especially our baby (and our dog Mara). When she leaves the house whether for a few hours or a weekend trip, she always makes sure to give our baby a hug and tell her “I love you and I’ll miss you”.
As a dual career household, Lily is the glue that keeps it altogether. Going back to work after having a baby was a hard decision, and I was worried about leaving our baby with someone else. After only about a week of knowing Lily, I knew that I would never worry about our baby’s wellbeing when she is with Lily.
I love the LC position because it’s given me an opportunity to learn more about Alabama and connected me with people from a variety of countries.
I enjoy meeting with the au pairs each month to learn more about them and the customs/traditions in their home countries while also teaching them about the background behind many US customs and holidays.
We are growing our Local Coordinator Network and are actively seeking individuals who are passionate about cultural exchange to join our team! Local Coordinators work part-time from home; supplementing their income supporting host families and Au Pairs during their program year. They are responsible to ensure the well-being of the exchange visitor as trusted mentors and provide top-notch client services to their host families while upholding program rules and regulations!