The California Immigration Consultant Bond is a a type of surety bond required by the California Secretary of State. The bond amount is $100,000 and the cost of the surety bond is usually between 1% and 3% of the bond amount. Surety1 will shop its many markets to procure the right price at the right terms.

California Immigration Consultant Bond

How to Get a California Immigration Consultant Bond

At we make it easy to obtain this surety bond. Our simple, three step process is:

  1. Complete the easy to navigate and secure online application. 1
  2. Review the free, no obligation quote from one of Surety1’s professional surety bond agents, usually within one business day.
  3. Sign some paperwork and pay the bond premium

Once these steps have been completed, the California Immigration Consultant Bond will be shipped to the bond principal (applicant).
1-The name of the applicant on the surety bond application must match exactly the full legal business name of applicant for the license. is a service of AssuredPartners one of the largest and fastest growing insurance agencies in the nation. Based in Rancho Cordova California and representing over a dozen surety bond companies, is the premier online provider of surety bonds nationwide since 2003 and maintains an A+ rating by the Better Business Bureau .

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What is the role of an Immigration Consultant?

You need to be licensed as an immigration consultant in California before you engage in the business or act in the capacity of an immigration consultant. This means that you cannot provide any immigration services to clients until you have a valid license.

Here are some examples of immigration services that you cannot provide without a license:

  • Completing a federal or state immigration form on behalf of a client
  • Advising a client on how to answer questions in immigration forms
  • Translating a client’s answers to questions in immigration forms
  • Securing supporting documents for a client’s immigration application
  • Submitting a client’s immigration application to the government
  • Representing a client in immigration court

If you are caught providing immigration services without a license, you could be subject to civil or criminal penalties. There are a few exceptions to the licensing requirement. For example, lawyers and accredited representatives are not required to have a license to provide immigration services. However, all other individuals who provide immigration services to clients must be licensed.
If you are unsure whether you need to be licensed as an immigration consultant in California, you can contact the Secretary of State’s office for more information.

How to Get a California Immigration Consultant License

Getting a California Immigration Consultant license involves several steps and requirements. Here’s a breakdown of the process:


  • You must be at least 18 years old.
  • You cannot have any disqualifying criminal convictions.
  • You must not be currently under disciplinary action by a professional licensing board.


  1. File an Immigration Consultant Disclosure Form: This form details your background, experience, and any potential conflicts of interest. It’s free to file with the California Secretary of State. CA immigration consultant disclosure form.California Immigration Consultant License
  2. Submit Fingerprints and Pass a Background Check: Visit a Live Scan fingerprinting location and submit the required forms. There’s a fee associated with this process.
  3. Obtain a California Immigration Consultant Surety Bond: This $100,000 bond protects clients from potential misconduct. You can secure it here. 
  4. Gather Supporting Documents: Prepare a passport photo, valid ID, and any additional documents mentioned in the application instructions.
  5. Submit Your Application: Pay the filing fee and send all required documents to the California Secretary of State.

Additional Points:

Remember, this information is for general guidance only and may not be a substitute for professional legal advice. It’s important to thoroughly research and understand all requirements before applying for a California Immigration Consultant license.

How to Get Your California Immigration Consultant 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 Surety Bond!

If you have any questions, please call us at 877-654-2327.

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