How to join
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IAPA membership is open to agencies, associations and authorities actively engaged in the au pair and cultural exchange industry.
Applying for membership is simple!
In order to apply for membership, please fill in the become a member form and send an email to the managing director and submit the following documents:
- Copy of your organisation’s Charter (statutes, constitution, by-laws, or articles of association)
- Copy of your organisation’s most recent audited annual accounts (included balance sheet and profit & loss statement, with all supporting appendices)
IAPA requires that all applicants must be recommended for membership by two existing members of IAPA, one of which should be a Full-Voting member.
A non-refundable processing fee of 150,-€ is applicable as soon as we have received your application form and references.
We will also set up a personal call with you in order to find out more about your company and to judge which kind of membership may suit your company and if it generally qualifies – and of course to answer all your questions.
There are five different membership categories:
Full Membership Voting
Full Membership Voting of the Association is open to profit and non-profit organisations engaged in the activity of sending or receiving au pairs. It is open to organisations that have been in existence as a legal entity for at least two years. Each Full Voting Member has one vote.
Full Membership Non-Voting
Full Membership Non-Voting of the Association is open to profit and non-profit organisations engaged in the activity of sending or receiving au pairs that are more than 50% owned by a Full Member. It is open to organisations that have been in existence as a legal entity for at least two years.
Associate Membership is open to organisations that offer services to au pair organisations or au pairs themselves, such as language schools, hotels, transport companies, national youth organisations and insurance companies. It is open to organisations that have been in existence as a legal entity for at least two years. Associate Members can not vote.
Affiliate Membership is open, at the discretion of the Executive Board, to small organisations which are engaged in or are developing au pair activities. It is open to organisations that have been in existence as a legal entity for at least one year.
NGO Membership of the Association is reserved for non-governmental organisations, trade associations, not-for-profit organisations or other non-trading bodies with an interest in youth travel/au pairing.
A few things to remember
Our membership year runs from 1 January until 31 December. Your membership is continuous, until you resign.
To cancel your IAPA membership, you need to resign in writing at least three months before the end of the membership year. A cancellation of membership will then take effect from the next calendar year.
If a member has not paid their membership fee in full on the due date or has performed unethical behaviour, your membership may be suspended or terminated by decision of the IAPA Executive Board. This will take immediate effect and be subject to review and ratification at the AGM. IAPA reserves the right to inform other members of the suspension or termination.
If you have any questions on membership, contact us through firstname.lastname@example.org.