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.
2020 Host Family Application Instructions
2020 Host Family Interview Form (Form D)
2020 Host Family Interview Addendum (Form D Addendum)
2020 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 seeing the forms 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 approval and to find the non-traditional request forms to use for students before they arrive, visit Get Special/Non-Traditional Approvals.
These forms are needed when a family will be hosting two AFS students:
2020 Host Family Consent Form
2020 Student and Natural Family Consent (prior to program)
2020 Student Consent Only (for a move once a student is on program)
2020 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):
Use this form for Single Parent Approval if the student is already in the U.S. and will be moving to a Single Parent home. AFS staff will seek approval from the natural family or when the student has not yet arrived in the U.S.:
Same Sex Host Parents
Use this consent form if the student is already in the U.S. and will be moving to a home with same-sex host parents. AFS staff will seek approval from the natural family or when the student has not yet arrived in the U.S.:
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:
2020 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: