The New York City Immigration Assistance Service Providers Bond is a type of surety bond required by the City of New York as one of the license requirements. The bond amount is $50,000.
How to Obtain a New York City Immigration Assistance Bond
At Surety1.com we make it easy to obtain this surety bond. Our simple, three step process is:
- Complete the easy to navigate and secure online application. 1
- Review the free, no obligation quote from one of Surety1’s professional surety bond agents, usually within one business day.
- Sign some paperwork and pay the bond premium
Once these steps have been completed, the New York City Immigration Assistance Bond will be shipped to the bond 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.
Surety1.com is a service of AssuredPartners one of the largest and fastest growing insurance agencies in the nation. Representing over a dozen surety bond companies, Surety1.com is the premier online provider of surety bonds nationwide since 2003.
Who needs a Immigration Assistance Service Providers License?
Anyone who wants to provide immigration assistance services in New York City for compensation needs to obtain a New York City Immigration Assistance license from the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA).
This includes individuals and businesses that provide help with immigration law, such as:
- Notaries public
- Travel agencies
- Non-profit organizations
The licensing process is designed to protect consumers from fraud and unethical business practices by immigration assistance providers. To obtain a license, applicants must:
- Pass a background check
- Complete a training program
- New York City Immigration Assistance Service Providers Bond
- Pay a licensing fee
Once licensed, providers must comply with a number of requirements, including:
- Providing clients with a written contract
- Disclosing all fees in advance
- Maintaining accurate records
- Avoiding conflicts of interest
- Refraining from engaging in unfair or deceptive practices
What is the purpose of the Surety Bond?
An immigration assistance provider is any person that provides immigration assistance services. The bond states that the bondholder shall comply with NYC Administrative Code Sections 20-770 et seq. and Rules of the City of New York Sections 5-260 et seq.
The surety bond is an assurance for the state that the applicant (also known as the principal) will conduct their business while following all the rules and regulations of the state. Anyone who suffers damage or loss due to a breach in their contract with the immigration assistance provider may file a complaint. They will be compensated for their loss, with the surety company issuing a payout, which the principal must pay in full to the surety company.