California releases updated surety bond form for immigration consultants


In April of 2015, the California Secretary of State made minor revisions to the immigration consultant surety bond form that has been in effect since 2013. While the only notable change is a different mailing address for the Secretary of State (obligee), it is important to understand that the previous 2013 bond form is now officially considered outdated.

Individuals looking to post an immigration consultant bond in California should now send the executed form as well as the filing fee to the new listed address:

California Secretary of State

P.O. Box 942870

Sacramento, CA 94277-2870

All previously recognized regulations and conditions stated in the bond form have remained unchanged. Those who currently operate under those same conditions should continue to do so as normal. For specific details on these regulations, please refer to Section 22440-22449 of the Business and Professions Code.

Immigration consultant surety bonds exist to protect those who seek non-legal, professional advice and assistance from those trained to handle immigration affairs. If it is discovered that an individual has been mistreated or financially harmed as a result of malpractice or unethical behavior at the hand of the principal, consumers will not suffer from any unjustified financial harm.

Our surety agents are aware of this update and are prepared to answer any questions you may have regarding immigration consultant surety bonds. Beginning the bonding process is easy when you work with the dedicated and skilled bonding professionals at Contact us today at 1 (800) 308-4358 or simply go online and submit a bond request form now. You can also watch our video detailing the steps to getting your immigration consultant bond in California. We can get you bonded quickly, easily and accurately, guaranteed!

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