The Georgia Immigration Assistance Provider Bond is required by the Georgia Secretary of State for any entity looking to register as an Immigration Assistance Provider in the state. The bond amount is required to be $5,000, but the cost of the bond is generally only $100 for the year. Apply with Surety1 to get a free, no-obligation quote!
What are the registration requirements for Immigration Assistance Providers in Georgia?
According to the Georgia Registration of Immigration Assistance Act, immigration assistance is “any service provided to clients for compensation related to immigration matters, such as completing government agency forms. It does not include legal advice, recommending a specific course of legal action, or providing any other assistance that requires legal analysis, legal judgment, or the interpretation of the law.” All immigration assistance providers must be registered to legally operate.
To register as an immigration assistance provider in Georgia, the following requirements must be met:
- Must be at least 18 years of age
- Must be a legal resident of the United States
- Provide a criminal background report – no criminal convictions in the past 5 years
- Submit a completed application form
- Submit $5,000 Georgia Immigration Assistance Provider Bond
- Note: the cost to obtain the bond is only a small percentage of this bond amount!
More information on these registration requirements and processes can be found on the State of Georgia’s website.
Where can I get a Georgia Immigration Assistance Provider Bond?
In order to obtain this bond, simply fill out our free online application! One of our licensed agents will contact you within one business day with a quote for the price to obtain your bond (the “premium”). If you choose to move forward after receiving your quote, we will have you sign any necessary paperwork and remit the premium payment, at which time we will ship your completed Georgia Immigration Assistance Provider Bond to you via USPS Priority Mail (with overnight shipping options also available).
What happens at renewal?
It is important to note that the Georgia Immigration Assistance Provider Bond will have an expiration date listed on the bond form. This means that this bond must be renewed annually, and proof of this bond renewal must be provided to the state in order to maintain registration.
Approximately two months prior to the listed expiration date, our office will send you an invoice to renew your bond for the next term. Once this premium payment is processed, we will send you an official Renewal Bond or Continuation Certificate which you must submit to the state to prove you have an active bond for your registration.
Why choose Surety1?
At Surety1, our agents work with over a dozen “A” rated surety markets to ensure we are finding you the lowest price for your bond. We’ve been issuing surety bonds since 2003 and our quality, reliable service has led us to an A+ rating by the Better Business Bureau! Licensed in all 50 states.