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State Department Freezes Au Pair Program

October 08, 2020 (1 min read)

This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 10/09/2020

"The U.S. Department of State (Department) is announcing, effective immediately, a moratorium on program growth in the Au pair category of the Exchange Visitor Program. Specifically, the Department will not designate new sponsor organizations or allow program expansions for existing sponsors. The moratorium restricts the size of the category to calendar year 2019 program participant levels. The Department may consider reallocation among existing sponsors of Forms DS-2019 from any sponsors who cease to operate in the Au pair category while the moratorium is in place."