USA participants need a J-1 au pair visa to work as a social care professional. Apex Social is authorized by the US Department of State as a J-1 visa sponsor for the au pair program. Australia participants need an Australian Working Holiday visa.
USA: Once you match with your host family in the USA, you will get a confirmation from Apex Social about your participation in our program. Once you have paid the program fee, you will receive all the necessary documents by email to request your personal J-1 visa at the U.S. Embassy. Apex Social will provide you with the details about the application process.
Australia: Once you match with your host family in Australia, you will get a confirmation from Apex Social about your participation in our program. Once you have paid the program fee, you will receive all the necessary information to request your Working Holiday visa. You may be able to apply for this visa online. (Only candidates with a German passport are eligible for this program at this time due to visa requirements.)
We make your travel to the USA or Australia as easy as possible. Once you have matched, Apex Social will arrange your international travel from a pre-determined airport in your home country to your final destination in the USA or Australia. When you complete your program, Apex Social will arrange return airfare back to your country.
About two weeks before your departure, you will receive detailed flight information. Your host family will meet you at the airport to welcome you to the country and your new adventure!
Medical and Liability Insurance
During your program, you will be enrolled in a third-party insurance program to make sure that you are covered during your time abroad in the event of an unforeseen illness or accident.
We offer two options for medical and liability insurance – the Comfort Basic package that is included in your program at no additional charge or a Premium Plan, which provides extended coverage for an additional charge.
As American health care is extremely costly it is strongly recommended that you consider purchasing the additional insurance coverage for your time abroad so that you have peace of mind. Your Apex Social Success Coach will help to answer all of your questions about insurance so that you select the best plan possible.