As part of the application process for a second extension, au pairs are required to write a letter of request. Below is a template letter, but you are welcome to submit your own:

 

 

Dear Ms. McCormick,

 

I would like to request that I be allowed to apply for an exceptional six month extension due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

I have a strong case to apply for an exceptional extension, because (SELECT AS APPROPRIATE):

 

[ ] Flights to my home country of _____________________ have been cancelled, and are not available at present.

 

[ ] Because of closures, I have not had the cultural interaction that I was expecting because of closures during the pandemic and I wish to experience my cultural exchange in full.

 

[ ] I am concerned for the safety of my family at home or I have conditions that make me at risk from COVID-19, and so I am concerned about travelling by air at present.

 

 

Sincerely,