For a complete overview of all the paperwork a host family must complete, please visit Understanding the Host Family Application Process .
Forms for All Host Families
Note: You must have Adobe XI to properly use the .pdf versions of the forms contained here. If you have an older version of Adobe, you will need to either update to Adobe XI or use the Microsoft Word versions of the forms, which can be found in the host family application in Global Link.
2023 Host Family Interview Form (Form D)
2023 Host Family Interview Addendum (Coming Soon) (Form D Addendum)
2023 Placement Acceptance Form (PAF) - Click here to learn how to send an electronic PAF directly from Global Link!
Exchange Visitor Regulations from the U.S. State Department
For instructions on viewing the forms that host families must complete on their own, visit Viewing Host Family Applications.
Forms for Special Circumstances
To learn more about hosting situations that require special consent and to find the process to use for identifying students open to these placement types, visit Get Consent for Placements Requiring Supplemental Paperwork (formerly known as “Non-Traditional” Approval). (Note: AFS-USA now collects these consents through an e-signature process).
These forms are needed when a family will be hosting two AFS students (Note: AFS-USA now collects these consents through an e-signature process):
2023 Host Family Consent Form
2023 Student and Natural Family Consent (prior to program)
2023 Student Consent Only (for a move once a student is on program)
2023 Natural Family Consent Only (for a move once a student is on program)
If a family will be hosting an AFS student and a student through another organization, the above forms are needed for the AFS student only, in addition to the following form (consent from the other organization's student and natural family are NOT required):
2023 Organizational Consent Form
One Member Household (formerly “Single Adult”/“Single Parent” Placements)
Use this form for One-Member Household Approval if the student is already in the U.S. and will be moving to a One-Member home. (Note: AFS-USA now collects these consents through an e-signature process).:
2023 One-Member Household Placement Consent
Event Family and Short Program (VS) Families
You can use this form to complete an interview for an Event Family or a Short Program (VS) Family:
2023 Event and Short Program (VS) Family Interview - (Event/Short Program Form D)
Students who are US Citizens/Legal Residents
Use this form for PAF/School Approval if the student is a U.S. Citizen or Legal Resident. This form should replace the standard PAF:
2023 PAF for US Citizens/Legal Residents