Immigration consultant bond cost
Those wishing to become immigration consultants must first submit a $100,000 surety bond to the California Secretary of State. These 2-year bonds are subject to underwriting consideration, so the price you’ll pay depends directly on a review of your personal credit report.
In order to expedite the underwriting process and get the best possible quote, it is important to have personal and business financials available when applying.
Why this bond
By posting a California immigration consultant surety bond, principals (consultants) pledge to conduct business in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 19.5 of Division 8 of the Business and Professions Code of the State of California. Prohibited acts under this bond include:
- Making false statements to a client while providing services
- Making a guarantee unless it is written and based on fact
- Making a statement indicating that the consultant can obtain special favors from the United States and Citizenship Services
- Charging a client a fee for a referral for services the consultant can’t fulfill
- And more
This bond protects any individual or group of individuals who is harmed as a result of the principal’s unlawful business practices. The surety will cover damages up to the full penal sum of the bond, and the principal must reimburse the surety for all damages paid out.
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Immigration consultant bond details
Immigration consultant bonds in California are written for 2-year terms and remain in full force and effect during that time. However, the surety may terminate the bond in accordance with Section 995.440 and Article 13 of Chapter 2 of Title 14 of Part 2 of the California Code of Civil Procedure.
Become an immigration consultant
To become a licensed immigration consultant in California, applicants must submit the following items to the Secretary of State:
- Copy of a $100,000 surety bond
- Completed Immigration Consultant Disclosure form
- Copy of a valid and current photo identification
- 2” x 2” passport photo
- $30 filing fee
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