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DOS Au Pair Proposed Rule (Advance Copy)

October 27, 2023 (1 min read)

This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 10/30/2023

"The U.S. Department of State (“Department of State”) proposes to amend existing Exchange Visitor Program regulations governing the Au pair category to clarify and modernize the au pair program, by, among other things, restructuring the child care and educational components, replacing the EduCare program with the part-time option, enhancing au pair and host family orientation requirements, formalizing standard operating procedures for rematching au pairs with new host families, and proposing new requirements to strengthen au pair protections. The Department of State encourages public comment on the proposed rule, particularly the restructuring of the au pair program and the calculation of the weekly compensation. DATES: The Department of State will accept public comments on the proposed regulation until [INSERT DATE 60 DAYS AFTER DATE OF PUBLICATION IN THE FEDERAL REGISTER]."