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I am planning on hiring an au pair from another country to
I am planning on hiring an au pair from another country to help me raise my newborn baby. How can I do a criminal background search on the au pair from another country? How can I verify that the passp… read more
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We live in California. We had an au pair from Germany. She
We live in California. We had an au pair from Germany. She was here for a year from Sep 2012 to Sep 2013. We would like to have an au pair again starting Sep 2014, but we prefer if our old au pair cou… read more
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Hi, We have an Aupair from Brazil who is in her 2nd year.
Hi, We have an Aupair from Brazil who is in her 2nd year. She would like to stay another 2 years by a Student visa or work visa. What options does she have to apply for? Does she have to go back to Br… read more
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For a J-1 Visa for an au pair, we were told that both host
For a J-1 Visa for an au pair, we were told that both host parents need to be American citizens or permanent residents. How is this relevant at all? My husband is not a citizen and is here in the U.S.… read more
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My family hired a Au Pair last year named Guillermo Luna.
My family hired a Au Pair last year named Guillermo Luna. We enjoyed having him work for our family, but knew he also wanted to see more of the US and possibly move to Canada. Guillermo was a doctor i… read more
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Hello - I am hosting an au pair from Brazil who has a J-1 visa.
Hello - I am hosting an au pair from Brazil who has a J-1 visa. She would like to stay in the US for another year on this visa but not participate in the au pair program. She will continue to take 6 c… read more
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Can I get married if I am a US Citizen but my girlfriend is
Can I get married if I am a US Citizen but my girlfriend is in the US on a "pending" status for her tourist visa? If we did do that what, if any, complications might arise? DETAIL: Her J-1 (au pair) v… read more
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Hi, I have difficult position right now and really need help. Let me explain my sit
Hi, I have difficult position right now and really need help. Let me explain my situation first. I'm an Au-pair with J-1 visa in NY for almost a year now. I have had an awful experience as living as a… read more
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I had a J-1 visa 6 years ago. After I went back to my country,
I had a J-1 visa 6 years ago. After I went back to my country, Brazil, I decided to return to the USA a year later. I got an au pair visa, which is also J-1. After spending 2 years as an au pair, I ch… read more
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We are a U.S. family considering hiring a Canadian to be our
We are a U.S. family considering hiring a Canadian to be our summer nanny. She was former participant in the au pair program so we can demonstrate relevant childcare experience. Also, although most au… read more
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Hello, I was an au pair employed by a family in Prince Georges
Hello, I was an au pair employed by a family in Prince Georges County, MD and they fired me. The mentally, verbally and physically abused me. I told the head of the Au Pair company and my Local Au pai… read more
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I am a US citizen. I filed Petition I-30 for my mother. She
I am a US citizen. I filed Petition I-30 for my mother. She will have appointment on Feb 19/09, but she passed away on Dec 29/08. What can I do with Petition. I lost money, or Can Immigration consider… read more
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I am a host mom to a 26-year-old au pair from Brazil, who
I am a "host mom" to a 26-year-old au pair from Brazil, who is applying for an MBA program in the US. We are willing to sponsor her. What is the best way for her to accomplish VISA change?… read more
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Au pair in the US attempting to marry a canadian resident
Being an aupair under a J1 visa in the US it is forbidden for me to get married. However, I am not marrying an US citizen but a Canadian resident so I will move to Canada as soon as I am done with my … read more
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hello! my problem is, Im Au pair from Ukraine I was here ...
hello! my problem is, Im Au pair from Ukraine I was here for 18 month , (I was 1 year and then we sign a contract for 1 more year), now my host family dont have money any more and asked me to leave. I… read more
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is my german girlfriend allowed to stay in the USA with me
She is here as an au pair and her visa does not expire until 2010. However she will not be in the au pair program after this year. Is she allowed to stay with me even if i dont want to marry her right… read more
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My wife and I are full time doctors in need of a ...
My wife and I are full time doctors in need of a personal assistan/ child care provider. We have found an excellent candidate who meets our needs and is currently in the U.S. on a religious visa. We w… read more
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Hello, We are interested in finding out if it is possible ...
Hello, We are interested in finding out if it is possible to extend an au pair J-1 visa. The au pair we have will have been in the US 24 months come Aug 2008. She has only been working in our home for… read more
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