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California Immigration Consultant Surety Bond

Bond Requirements and Online Application

The California Immigration Consultant Surety Bond is required by the CA Secretary of State. The bond ensures that the immigration consultants do not give legal advice and help with the completion of all immigration forms.

The CA Secretary of State requires that the bond amount be $100,000. The term of the bond is two years.

Per the California Business and Professions Code section 22443.1, Effective July 1, 2014, only individuals who have complied with the new law will be posted on the Secretary of State’s website as being active immigration consultants. Other individuals will not be listed as being active, even if they were previously authorized to engage in the business or act in the capacity of an immigration consultant prior to July 1, 2014.


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Requirements to Become a Licensed Immigration Consultant

In addition to the $100,000 surety bond, the requirements to become a licensed Immigration Consultant in the state of California include:

Acceptable forms of photo identification are:

  • An identification card or driver’s license issued by the California Department of Motor Vehicles.
  • A passport issued by the Department of State of the United States.
  • An identification card issued by a state other than California.
  • A driver’s license issued by a state other than California.

A person will be disqualified from acting as an immigration consultant for any of the following reasons:

  • Conviction of a felony;
  • Conviction of a disqualifying misdemeanor; or
  • Failure to disclose any arrest or conviction.


How to Get Your California Immigration Consultant Surety Bond

1. Complete an online application. It's free and no-obligation. 2. One of our surety experts will contact you with a firm quote and an agreement to sign. 3. Provide payment and your signed agreement, and then you will receive your California Immigration Consultant Surety Bond!   If you have any questions, please call us at 877-654-2327.
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