The California Secretary of State demands that all who wish to be immigration consultants must submit a surety bond amounting to $100,000 upon applying for a license.
What are the requirements in order to be an immigration consultant in the state of California?
An immigration consultant, according to the Secretary of State, cannot offer legal advice to people’s immigration issues. Instead, they can translate a client’s answers on state and federal forms, get copies of supporting documents, submit the forms to the USCIS and refer their clients to legal representation. To do this, the following must be submitted with the license application:
- A $30 filing fee.
- 2×2 passport photo.
- Current ID with photo, you may submit your California driver’s license, passport, etc.
- Completed Immigration Consultant Disclosure
- A surety bond of $100,000 from a surety company authorized to conduct business in California
- Note: Surety1 is licensed in California.
Where can I get a California Immigration Consultant Surety Bond?
Surety1 can easily get you the bond that you need. In most cases, we can get your bond approved the same day. We also represent over a dozen “A” rated surety companies.
To begin the process of getting your California Immigration Consultant Surety Bond, please complete our free, online application form. This will only take you a few minutes to complete. Once submitted, one of our licensed surety agents will contact you within one business day (Monday – Friday) with a quote for your bond. After you have paid the premium and signed any necessary paperwork, your bond will be shipped to you via USPS Priority Mail, with overnight shipping options also available.
Surety1 has been in the business since 2003. We are licensed in all 50 states and our services have earned an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau.