Disclaimer: This post is not about how to marry to stay in USA, and I do not support in any way people who choose to take that path. Long story short, he proposed after few months and I, out of fear to lose him, to lose, what I thought was love, I said yes. If you desperately want to stay in US, The first thing you have to do is get married.Information provided here is based on my personal experience and I recommended to everyone who is in situation where important decisions are to be made, please talk to a lawyer, or call USCIS office in your area. I came to USA in 2012 and in that point I was so lucky, luckiest girl alive. 🙂 Process here is the same for Au Pairs just like every other citizen.Because we do integrate our Au Pairs into our family lives, situations come up that– were s/he a live-out nanny or part time babysitter — would seem awkward. What’s especially tough about this situation is the way that it triggers other dynamics in the Host Mom’s own family.
I called my brother and told him, again, our Au Pair is off limits.First you will have to contact your relatives back home to send you birth certificate and proof of criminal history, and you will need someone certified (or not related to you, anyway) to translate it.Person who is eligible to translate those documents needs to be fluent in your native language and English as well.So my first thought was that our South American Au Pair had done something really horrible…I never would have imagined what he was going to say!It turns out that, over the past few weeks, he has been giving our au pair a ride to the gym because they both took spinning classes.