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What does a California immigration consultant bond cost?
California immigration consultant bond costs start at $1,400 for the state-required 2-year term. Your exact premium will be provided after a quick application underwriting review. Your official quote will cover the full 2-year term as required by the state.
How do you get a California immigration consultant surety bond?
You can apply for your free bond quote online 24/7. You'll need to submit the following information for Secretary of State approval.
- your individual name
- county in which you work or are applying to work
- company name you work for, if applicable
Once you've paid your invoice, your official surety bond will be emailed to you.
How fast can I get my immigration consultant surety bond?
Our industry-leading technology and responsive customer service team allow us to offer free quotes and deliver official California immigration consultant bonds faster than any other surety provider. Orders placed by 4 PM CST Monday-Friday are typically processed with same-day emailed bond delivery.
What is a California Immigration consultant bond?
California Business and Professions Code 22443.1 requires individuals file a 2-year $100,000 surety bond as part of the state's immigration consulting licensing application process. By filing a California immigration consultant surety bond, consultants agree to follow state law as outlined in the California code.
What are the terms of a California immigration consultant surety bond?
This bond protects those harmed by a consultant who commits an unlawful act when providing immigration services. California code 22444 prohibits immigration consultants from committing the following acts when providing services to clients.
- making false or misleading statements
- making guarantees that aren't written or based on facts
- offering special favors from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services
- charging fees for services that can't be provided
If a valid claim is filed against the bond, the surety company will pay damages up to the full $100,000 bond amount, which the bonded consultant would be required to reimburse.
Who needs a California immigration consultant bond?
California law requires individuals applying to become a licensed immigration consultant file a 2-year $100,000 surety bond before providing consulting services to immigrants.
Watch the video below to learn more about surety bond requirements for immigration consultants in California.
Who regulates licensing for immigration services?
The California Secretary of State enforces licensing requirements for immigration consulting services. Bonds should be filed with the SOS along with the $30 filing fee.
California Secretary of State
P.O. Box 942870
Sacramento, CA 94277-2870
Can the premium for a California immigration consultant surety bond be financed?
Yes, premiums for California immigration bonds can be financed for qualified applicants. Individuals with bad credit typically request financing for their 2-year premium.
How do I update or change my surety bond form?
If the California Secretary of State requires your surety bond documentation to be updated for any reason, contact your surety provider. If you purchased your bond from SuretyBonds.com, email [email protected] to explain the needed change.
The most common changes for these bonds include updating the:
- individual immigration consultant's name
- company name where the consultant works
- county in which the consultant works
How do you renew your immigration consultant bond?
California immigration consultant surety bonds must be renewed whenever the current 2-year term expires. Once you pay your SuretyBonds.com renewal invoice, renewal instructions will be emailed to you.
How do I get a California immigration consultant license?
Learn How To Get A California Immigration Consultant License by reviewing our comprehensive guide.
After completing a background check, submit the following to the Secretary of State.
- Copy of your $100,000 California surety bond
- Completed Immigration Consultant Disclosure form
- Current photo identification
- 2" x 2" passport photo
- $30 filing fee