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New York Immigration Assistance Provider Bond

New York statutes define the specific services non-attorney immigration assistance providers may perform, and the prerequisites you must meet in order to perform this role.

As the nation's leading bond provider for the nation's Notaries, the NNA makes it easy to obtain your state-required surety bond.

$50,000 1-Year Bond

Price: $2,000

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How to Become an Immigration Assistance Provider in New York

How to Become an Immigration Assistance Provider in New York

Immigration assistance is defined by the state as providing any form of assistance, in the city of New York, for a fee or other compensation, to persons or their representatives who have come or plan to come to the United States from a foreign country, in relation to any proceeding, filing or action affecting the non-immigrant, immigrant or citizenship status of a person. New York law requires that Immigration Assistant Service Providers:

  • Post a $50,000 bond payable to the city of New York
  • Execute a written contract with clients itemizing services provided
  • Post the following signs at their place of business:
    • Non-Attorney Disclosure Sign
    • Fee Schedule & Cancellation Policy Sign
    • Consumer Complaint Sign
    • Surety Disclosure Sign
What is The Difference Between A Notary Bond and Immigration Assistance Provider Bond?

What is The Difference Between A Notary Bond and Immigration Assistance Provider Bond?

Immigration bonds protect the public against errors committed during the immigration consulting process, not those involving notarization. If you are currently a Notary and apply to become an immigration assistance provider, you will be required to post the mandatory immigration bond.

Your Best Source for Your New York Immigration Assistance Provider Bond

Your Best Source for Your New York Immigration Assistance Provider Bond

The NNA has provided surety bonds and Errors and Omission (E&O) coverage to millions of America's Notaries since 1957. We have the expertise to help to ensure that you're properly equipped to comply with state law as you register to perform your important duties in service to America's immigrant population.

IMPORTANT

If you are a New York Notary working on immigration-related cases — and you fail to execute written contracts or advertise yourself in ways that are prohibited by New York state laws — offering advice or assistance is considered unauthorized practice of law and can result in harsh penalties, including fees, suspended commission, or even criminal charges. Proper signage and other supplies, not offered by the NNA, may be required for Immigration Assistance Providers in New York. Please visit the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs web page for more details.