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How much does a $100,000 immigration consultant bond cost in California?
Those wishing to become immigration consultants must first submit a surety bond to the California Secretary of State. These 2-year bonds are subject to underwriting consideration, so the price you pay depends directly on a review of your personal credit report. On average, qualified applicants have rates as low as 1-3% of the total bond cost!
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.
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Why do I need 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
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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What’s the fine print?
California immigration consultant bonds 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.
How to become an immigration consultant in California
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