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How much does a California seller of travel bond cost?
California seller of travel bond costs start at $100 annually. Your personal surety bond cost will be provided after a quick application review.
How do you apply for a California seller of travel bond?
You can apply for your California seller of travel bond online 24/7. Simply provide the following information for California Attorney General travel registration filing approval.
- owner name
- seller of travel/business name
Once your order has been processed, your official travel agent license bond will be delivered to your email.
How long does it take to get a seller of travel bond?
Our industry-leading technology and responsive customer service team allow us to deliver your official seller of travel bond faster than any other surety company. Orders placed by 4 PM CST Monday-Friday are typically issued and emailed same-day.
If you have questions about the California seller of travel bond or your application, call 1(800)308-4358 to speak with a surety bond expert. We're here to guide you through the travel agency bond process so you can get back to running your business.
What is a California seller of travel bond?
California Business and Professions Code Section 17550.11 allows travel agents to file a surety bond in place of the trust account required for the state's seller of travel license. The surety bond amount must be for at least the same amount as the trust account amount as required in Section 17550.15. State form JUS 8805 is officially titled the “Seller of Travel Surety Bond” and is also known as the “travel agency bond” or “travel agent bond.”
Why is the California seller of travel bond required?
Travel agencies and travel agents can file this bond in lieu of the trust account required to get their state seller of travel license. The California seller of travel surety bond specifically requires travel agents and agencies comply with travel law as outlined in Business and Professions Code Article 2.6 when providing travel services. If a travel agent or travel agency fails to do so, their issuing surety company will pay valid claims up to the full bond amount, which the seller of travel must reimburse in full.
Who regulates licensing for travel agents and travel agencies?
The California Department of Justice Seller of Travel Program enforces licensing requirements for travel agents and travel agencies under the California Attorney General. If you have questions about your existing travel license or new travel registration, you can contact the Travel Program by calling 1(213)269-6564 or emailing [email protected].
The California Attorney General's office requires this California surety bond for state travel agent and travel agency licensing. We also offer travel agency bonds in other states, such as the Florida seller of travel bond, the Iowa travel agency bond, or the Washington seller of travel bond.
Can you get a California seller of travel bond with bad credit?
Yes, you can get a travel agent surety bond with bad credit. These travel industry bonds require underwriting to determine pricing, so your surety bond cost depends on several factors including your required bond amount and a review of your personal credit report. SuretyBonds.com can approve 99% of applicants no matter their credit score.
How do I update or change my travel license bond?
If the California Attorney General's Office requires your bond form to be updated for any reason, contact your surety company. If you purchased your bond from SuretyBonds.com, email [email protected] to explain the needed change. The most common changes requested are updating the owner name, business name, or address to match your travel registration.
How do I renew my travel agency or travel agent license bond?
You must renew your California seller of travel bond before its current term expires. Once you pay your SuretyBonds.com renewal invoice, instructions will be provided to keep your bond active for your next travel industry license term.
Do you need to register as a travel agent in California?
Yes, you'll need to complete the steps below to apply for your California travel agent license or travel agency license.
- Complete the Seller of Travel Registration Application (JUS 8771).
- Pay the required fees, which is $100 for each location.
- Meet the financial requirements by providing either: a trust account and a completed Form 300, a surety bond and a completed Form 400, a consumer protection deposit plan, or a credit card exemption.
Mail your completed application and other required documentation to:
Seller of Travel Program
Office of the Attorney General
Department of Justice
300 South Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013-1230