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3 Reasons To Become An Immigration Forms Specialist

3 Reasons To Become An Immigration Forms Specialist

Notaries often encounter customers who need help with immigration paperwork. While Notaries are strictly prohibited from offering unauthorized legal advice or representing immigrants in court appearances, 14 states allow limited assistance to immigrants such as translating answers on immigration forms, securing supporting documents such as birth certificates or making referrals to attorneys who can provide authorized legal representation in immigration matters.

In these states you can become an immigration forms specialist, provided that you meet the necessary requirements, which often include registering with the state, posting a bond and following advertising restrictions.

Here are 3 reasons Notaries should consider becoming immigration forms specialists:

1. Community Service:
 

If permitted by your state, becoming a properly trained and registered immigration forms specialist is a way to help ensure that immigrant customers in your area have a trustworthy and law-abiding resource to turn to if they need help with services that don’t involve legal advice or representation.

2. Expanding Your Service Offerings:
 

Becoming an immigration forms specialist provides opportunities to grow your business by offering additional services to your customers, though you must always be sure to follow state laws regarding advertising restrictions — for example, California does not allow persons advertising as immigration experts or counselors to also advertise as Notaries Public.

3. Earn Extra Income:
 

Because Notaries are limited by state law what they may charge for each notarization, becoming an immigration forms specialist is one of many options that can provide a Notary with additional income.

If you are interested in becoming an immigration forms specialist, be sure to follow your state rules regarding immigration-related services. Also, four states — Oregon, Colorado, North Carolina and Tennessee — do not permit nonattorneys to offer immigration-related services. 

David Thun is an Associate Editor at the National Notary Association.

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Nawal O Antoin

20 Jul 2017

How do I apply or register to become an immigration forms specialist for my Michigan State

National Notary Association

27 Jul 2017

Hello. Information on Michigan Immigration Clerical Assistants can be found at the following links: http://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-61343_35414_60647_35462-114394--,00.html and http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2013-2014/publicact/pdf/2014-PA-0174.pdf

LaToya

06 Aug 2017

How do apply or register to become an immigration specialist in the state of Georgia?

National Notary Association

08 Aug 2017

Hello. Please see the Georgia Secretary of State's website for more information: http://sos.ga.gov/index.php/licensing/plb/27 and http://sos.ga.gov/plb/acrobat/Forms/84%20Application%20for%20Registration%20Immigration%20Assistance%20Provider.pdf

David Miller

15 Aug 2017

How do apply or register to become an immigration specialist in the state of Florida?

National Notary Association

17 Aug 2017

Florida has not set standards for Immigration Forms Specialists. Registration or certification is not required. Non-lawyers may assist in basic preparation of forms only. This may include reading, translating and completing forms. Anything else, such as advising or promising to represent an applicant, is unlawful.

Gerale Teus

24 Nov 2017

Hi, How do I register or become an immigration specialist for the state of Maryland

National Notary Association

25 Jan 2018

Hello. If you have questions about signing up for training with the NNA, please call 1-844-855-6761.

Alexis Carter

25 Jan 2018

I've gone over the website but I'm still confused on how to become a specialists. Any insight?

Alexis Carter

25 Jan 2018

Oh, I'm in MD

National Notary Association

25 Jan 2018

Hello. Maryland permits Immigration Forms Specialists to provide immigration assistance. If you have questions about signing up for training with the NNA, please call 1-844-855-6761.

Grace kim

20 Feb 2018

Hello, how do I apply in the state of New York? Also, is this the same as the immigration service provider certification that the USCIS requires people who want to practice immigration services ?

National Notary Association

20 Feb 2018

Hello. No, Immigration Forms Specialists (known as Immigration Assistance Providers in New York) may not provide legal advice and may not represent a client in an immigration proceeding before USCIS. For more information, please see here: https://www.nationalnotary.org/immigration/knowledge-center/what-is-an-immigration-forms-specialist

Sylvia Cerline

01 May 2018

Does the state of Virginia allow this training

National Notary Association

02 May 2018

Hello Virginia prohibits a nonattorney Notary from providing legal advice in immigration matters or representing anyone in immigration proceedings unless they are a member of a charitable organization approved to represent immigrants before USCIS under 8 CFR 292.2. Virginia also prohibits a nonattorney Notary from assuming or advertising the title of "notario publico" in a language other than English.

Mina Eskander

01 May 2018

How to become in California?

National Notary Association

02 May 2018

Hello. Please see this article for more information on California requirements: https://www.nationalnotary.org/notary-bulletin/blog/2016/10/notary-guide-california-rules-immigration-consultants. Also, you can find more information about the NNA's Immigration Forms training course here: https://www.nationalnotary.org/immigration

Liz

31 May 2018

Does Pennsylvania have this training?

National Notary Association

01 Jun 2018

Hello. Please see here for more information on Pennsylvania: https://www.nationalnotary.org/immigration/knowledge-center/state-immigration-consulting-rules

Jaine

27 Jun 2018

How can I apply from Kentucky to be a specialist?

Mya Byrd

19 Jul 2018

How do I apply in the state of Texas?

National Notary Association

19 Jul 2018

Hello Mya. If you are a Texas Notary, please be aware that non-attorney Notaries in Texas may not use the term “Notario” or “Notario Publico” in advertising (GC 406.17) and may not advertise as immigration consultants or immigration service providers (1 TAC 87.11). For more information, please see here: https://www.nationalnotary.org/immigration/knowledge-center/state-immigration-consulting-rules and this article: https://www.nationalnotary.org/notary-bulletin/blog/2015/10/state-laws-notaries-immigration

Jane Farrell

28 Aug 2018

Does New Jersey allow Immigration Form Specialist?

National Notary Association

30 Aug 2018

Hello. The NNA has learned that the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs has investigated and served notices to Notaries Public who advertise and offer “Notary Public” and “immigration” services for violations under New Jersey’s Consumer Fraud Act and the regulations governing general advertising practices. For additional information, please see the listing for New Jersey under "States That Limit or Prohibit Immigration Consultants/Assistants and 'Notario' in Advertisements" at this page: https://www.nationalnotary.org/immigration/knowledge-center/state-immigration-consulting-rules

Chenille Somers

25 Sep 2018

How can I register to become Immigration Forms Specialist in Florida? If no certification is required do you offer courses on immigration forms?

National Notary Association

28 Sep 2018

Hello. Florida does not have laws or rules that specifically authorize, or specifically prohibit, non-legal immigration services such as immigration forms help. Please see here for a list of states that have rules and restrictions: https://www.nationalnotary.org/immigration/knowledge-center/state-immigration-consulting-rules For more FAQs, please visit: https://www.nationalnotary.org/immigration/knowledge-center/immigration-forms-specialist-faq The NNA offers a course on learning to fill out immigration forms. For more information please see here: https://www.nationalnotary.org/immigration

Brantley. Bernetta

15 Oct 2018

What about Ohio, I dont see it listed as state where it can ge done

National Notary Association

17 Oct 2018

We are not aware of any restrictions in your state that specifically authorize, or specifically prohibit, non-legal immigration services such as immigration forms help. Please see here for a list of states that have rules and restrictions: https://www.nationalnotary.org/immigration/knowledge-center/state-immigration-consulting-rules For more FAQs, please visit: https://www.nationalnotary.org/immigration/knowledge-center/immigration-forms-specialist-faq

Jan

19 Nov 2018

How do I become a closing agent in MS

National Notary Association

19 Nov 2018

Hello. If you are interested in becoming a Notary Signing Agent in Mississippi, you can find information here: https://www.nationalnotary.org/mississippi/signing-agent

Jonathan Santiago-Vega

26 Feb 2019

How do I become an Immigration Forms Specialist in Alabama?

National Notary Association

01 Mar 2019

Hello. You can find information about the NNA's Immigration Forms Specialist training here: https://www.nationalnotary.org/immigration. For more FAQs, please visit: https://www.nationalnotary.org/immigration/knowledge-center/immigration-forms-specialist-faq.

yekaterina kleyman

03 Mar 2019

I am an tax specialist I want to provide service as immigration forms specialist also

National Notary Association

04 Mar 2019

Hello. You can find more information here: https://www.nationalnotary.org/immigration/knowledge-center/immigration-forms-specialist-faq

Ibett

19 Mar 2019

How about in Houston, TX I have just received my Notary License and Paralegal Certification. Do I need to be licensed in Houston, TX to do Immigration Paperwork?

National Notary Association

20 Mar 2019

Hello. Texas restricts its Notaries from advertising or offering immigration-related services. For more information, please see here: https://www.nationalnotary.org/immigration/knowledge-center/state-immigration-consulting-rules

Jason

18 Jul 2019

What are immigration assistance providers in New York allowed to charge? Thank you.

National Notary Association

22 Jul 2019

Hello. Rules for immigration assistance service providers in New York can be found under Gen. Bus. Law 460-a et seq: (https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/laws/GBS/A28-C).

Ahmed Said

03 Aug 2019

Does Indiana allow Immigration Form Specialist?

National Notary Association

07 Aug 2019

Hello. From the Indiana Notary Public Guide: " It is illegal for a notary public in Indiana to advertise without including the following disclosure: “I am not an attorney licensed to practice law in Indiana and I may not give legal advice or accept fees for legal advice.” If this disclosure is required to be made in a written advertisement, the disclosure must appear in a conspicuous size. If the notary disclosure is required to be made in a spoken advertisement, the notary disclosure must be spoken at normal speed and at a normal volume."

Luis

21 Oct 2019

Can I advertise as an immigration form specialist in florida

National Notary Association

24 Oct 2019

A notary public who is not an attorney who advertises the services of a notary public in a language other than English, whether by radio, television, signs, pamphlets, newspapers, or other written communication, with the exception of a single desk plaque, shall post or otherwise include with the advertisement a notice in English and in the language used for the advertisement. The notice shall be of a conspicuous size, if in writing, and shall state: ‘I AM NOT AN ATTORNEY LICENSED TO PRACTICE LAW IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA, AND I MAY NOT GIVE LEGAL ADVICE OR ACCEPT FEES FOR LEGAL ADVICE.’ If the advertisement is by radio or television, the statement may be modified but must include substantially the same message” (FS 117.05[10]). “Literal translation of the phrase “Notary Public” into a language other than English is prohibited in an advertisement for notarial services” (FS 117.05[11]).

samcely00662@gmail.com

17 Nov 2019

How about South Dakota can I become an immigrant form specialist

National Notary Association

19 Nov 2019

We are not aware of any restrictions in your state. South Dakota does not have laws or rules that specifically authorize, or specifically prohibit, non-legal immigration services such as immigration forms help. Please see here for a list of states that have rules and restrictions: https://www.nationalnotary.org/immigration/knowledge-center/state-immigration-consulting-rules For more FAQs, please visit: https://www.nationalnotary.org/immigration/knowledge-center/immigration-forms-specialist-faq

Hugo

13 Dec 2019

Hello, am a Immigration forms consultant, not a notario, nor lawyer, where do I need to apply for a Texas state permit or license ?, Thanks.

National Notary Association

16 Dec 2019

Hello. Please be aware that Texas prohibits its Notaries from advertising as or claiming to be an immigration consultant or immigration specialist. For more information, please see the Texas section on this page: https://www.nationalnotary.org/immigration/knowledge-center/state-immigration-consulting-rules

Camille

12 Feb 2020

Can I become an Immigration Form Specialist in the state of Illinois?

National Notary Association

14 Feb 2020

Hello. Please see this page for information on rules and restrictions for immigration services in Illinois: https://www.nationalnotary.org/immigration/knowledge-center/state-immigration-consulting-rules

Herve

16 Mar 2020

How do I become an immigration form specialist in Texas?

National Notary Association

17 Mar 2020

Hello. Texas restricts Notaries from advertising or offering services as an immigration consultant or immigration specialist. For more information, please see here: https://www.nationalnotary.org/immigration/knowledge-center/state-immigration-consulting-rules

dcmendez3@gmail.com

01 May 2020

Hello. Is there a way to become an Inmigration Consultant in Texas? And also, as a Notary can I get accredited by the Department of Justice?

National Notary Association

04 May 2020

Hello. Texas Notaries are prohibited from offering immigration consultant or immigration specialist services. Please see here for more information: https://www.nationalnotary.org/immigration/knowledge-center/state-immigration-consulting-rules

zchaya28@gmail.com

18 Jul 2020

Hello. I recently completed the NNA How To Prepare Immigration Forms training. Now, how do I apply to become an Immigration Form Preparer in New York? I've read the rules and regulations for NY on the NNA website, but I can't find the answer as to how to apply.

National Notary Association

24 Jul 2020

Hello. Please see here for more information: https://www1.nyc.gov/nycbusiness/description/immigration-assistance-services-requirements

Ana

18 Aug 2020

How do I become an Immigration Form Specialist in Massachusetts, I am a notary and understand that I am not allowed to give legal advise.

National Notary Association

20 Aug 2020

Hello. Massachusetts Gov. Exec. Order 455 (04-04) (6)(i), (j) prohibits a Notary public from claiming to have powers, qualifications, rights, or privileges that the office of Notary Public does not provide, including the power to counsel on immigration matters; prohibits a Notary from using the term notario or notario publico or any equivalent non-English term in any business card, advertisement, notice, or sign; prohibits a nonattorney Notary from assisting another person in drafting, completing, selecting, or understanding a document or transaction requiring a notarial act, or otherwise engaging in the practice of law.

victoriia

22 Aug 2020

how do I become immigration specialist in massachussette

National Notary Association

24 Aug 2020

Massachusetts Gov. Exec. Order 455 (04-04) (6)(i), (j) prohibits a Notary public from claiming to have powers, qualifications, rights, or privileges that the office of Notary Public does not provide, including the power to counsel on immigration matters; prohibits a Notary from using the term notario or notario publico or any equivalent non-English term in any business card, advertisement, notice, or sign; prohibits a nonattorney Notary from assisting another person in drafting, completing, selecting, or understanding a document or transaction requiring a notarial act, or otherwise engaging in the practice of law.

Emileomon Akhihiero

11 Sep 2020

How do I become an immigration form expert in New Jersey.

National Notary Association

17 Sep 2020

Hello. New Jersey has restrictions on nonattorney immigration consultants and prohibits nonattorney Notaries from advertising immigration services. For more information, please see here: https://www.nationalnotary.org/immigration/knowledge-center/state-immigration-consulting-rules

Elizabeth

24 Sep 2020

How much can I charge for helping to fill out the forms in Florida

National Notary Association

02 Oct 2020

Hello. Florida does not have laws or rules that specifically authorize, or specifically prohibit, non-legal immigration services such as immigration forms help.Please see here for a list of states that have rules and restrictions: https://www.nationalnotary.org/immigration/knowledge-center/state-immigration-consulting-rules For more FAQs, please visit: https://www.nationalnotary.org/immigration/knowledge-center/immigration-forms-specialist-faq

Barnabas

14 Nov 2020

Can I become an immigration forms specialist in North Dakota? and How?

National Notary Association

17 Nov 2020

Hello. NDCC 44-06.1-23(1), (3), (4) prohibits a nonattorney from using the term notario or notario public; prohibits a nonattorney Notary from practicing law; requires posting of a prescribed notice, as specified, when advertising services; clarifies that a Notary commission does not authorize a Notary to act as an immigration consultant or expert on immigration matters, or to assist persons in drafting legal records, given legal advice or otherwise practice law, represent a person in an immigration matter or receive compensation for engaging in these activities

Amanda Bush

17 Nov 2020

Hello has there been any changes regarding requirements to be an immigration forms specialist in Ohio?

National Notary Association

18 Nov 2020

Hello. Ohio Senate Bill 263, which took effect on September 20, 2019, prohibits an Ohio Notary who is not a licensed attorney in Ohio from representing or advertising himself or herself as an immigration consultant or an expert in immigration matters. Ohio Notaries who are not licensed attorneys in Ohio are also prohibited from unauthorized practice of law including soliciting or accepting compensation to prepare documents for or otherwise represent the interest of another person in a judicial or administrative proceeding, including a proceeding relating to immigration to the United States, United States citizenship, or related matters. For more information, please see here: https://www.nationalnotary.org/knowledge-center/news/law-updates/oh-senate-bill-263

Nathalie

23 Nov 2020

What are the steps to become an immigration form specialist or form preparer in Florida? Thanks

National Notary Association

10 Dec 2020

We are not aware of any restrictions in your state. Florida does not have laws or rules that specifically authorize, or specifically prohibit, non-legal immigration services such as immigration forms help. Please see here for a list of states that have rules and restrictions: https://www.nationalnotary.org/immigration/knowledge-center/state-immigration-consulting-rules For more FAQs, please visit: https://www.nationalnotary.org/immigration/knowledge-center/immigration-forms-specialist-faq

Kimberly Adkins

08 Dec 2020

Alabama is not on your list of states with the rules for becoming an immigration forms specialist. Is it possible in Alabama?

National Notary Association

10 Dec 2020

We are not aware of any restrictions in your state. Alabama does not have laws or rules that specifically authorize, or specifically prohibit, non-legal immigration services such as immigration forms help. Please see here for a list of states that have rules and restrictions: https://www.nationalnotary.org/immigration/knowledge-center/state-immigration-consulting-rules

Luritza

30 Dec 2020

Can I become an immigration forms specialist in Missouri ?

National Notary Association

04 Jan 2021

Hello. We are not aware of any restrictions in your state. Missouri does not have laws or rules that specifically authorize, or specifically prohibit, non-legal immigration services such as immigration forms help. Please see here for a list of states that have rules and restrictions: https://www.nationalnotary.org/immigration/knowledge-center/state-immigration-consulting-rules For more FAQs, please visit: https://www.nationalnotary.org/immigration/knowledge-center/immigration-forms-specialist-faq

Scholange Smith

08 Jan 2021

How do i get licensed for Massachusetts New Hampshire and Maine

National Notary Association

08 Jan 2021

Hello. Massachusetts prohibits a nonattorney Notary from assisting another person in drafting, completing, selecting, or understanding a document or transaction requiring a notarial act, or otherwise engaging in the practice of law (Gov. Exec. Order 455 (04-04) (6)(i), (j)). Maine rules for nonlegal immigration services can be found here: https://legislature.maine.gov/statutes/4/title4sec807-B.html. We are not aware of laws or rules in New Hampshire that specifically authorize, or specifically prohibit, non-legal immigration services such as immigration forms help. Please see here for a list of states that have rules and restrictions: https://www.nationalnotary.org/immigration/knowledge-center/state-immigration-consulting-rules

Dialynette Vazquez

13 Jan 2021

Just to clarify, in Texas, you CANNOT be an IFS because you are a notary. I was understanding that you cannot promote being a notary while doing IFS - separate the two.

darlene rivas

10 Feb 2021

how do I become an immigration forms specialist in south carolina

National Notary Association

12 Feb 2021

Hello. Please see here for more information on how to become an IFS: https://www.nationalnotary.org/immigration. Please see this link for information about South Carolina's rules for Notaries offering immigration-related services: https://www.nationalnotary.org/immigration/knowledge-center/state-immigration-consulting-rules

PT

11 Feb 2021

How do you become an IFS in the state of Oklahoma ?

National Notary Association

12 Feb 2021

Hello. Please see this link for more information on becoming an immigration forms specialist: https://www.nationalnotary.org/immigration and here for information on Oklahoma's rules regarding Notaries offering immigration services: https://www.nationalnotary.org/immigration/knowledge-center/state-immigration-consulting-rules

Erin Runner

15 Feb 2021

How do I become a immigration form specialist in Kentucky?

National Notary Association

26 Feb 2021

We are not aware of any restrictions in your state. Kentucky does not have laws or rules that specifically authorize, or specifically prohibit, non-legal immigration services such as immigration forms help. Please see here for a list of states that have rules and restrictions: https://www.nationalnotary.org/immigration/knowledge-center/state-immigration-consulting-rules For more FAQs, please visit: https://www.nationalnotary.org/immigration/knowledge-center/immigration-forms-specialist-faq For your state rules on immigration consulting, please visit: https://www.nationalnotary.org/immigration/knowledge-center/state-immigration-consulting-rules

Erika

26 Feb 2021

Hello, I can’t find the requirements to become a IFS in the State of Florida. Is this service not allowed or do I have to be an attorney?

National Notary Association

26 Feb 2021

Hello. We are not aware of any restrictions in your state. Florida does not have laws or rules that specifically authorize, or specifically prohibit, non-legal immigration services such as immigration forms help. Please see here for a list of states that have rules and restrictions: https://www.nationalnotary.org/immigration/knowledge-center/state-immigration-consulting-rules For more FAQs, please visit: https://www.nationalnotary.org/immigration/knowledge-center/immigration-forms-specialist-faq

Isabel

07 Mar 2021

Hi, as a public notary in Florida can we fill out immigration forms such as I601, I601a, etc? Or do we need to be registered as an immigration form specialist?

National Notary Association

10 Mar 2021

Hello. Florida Notaries are not authorized to fill out immigration forms as part of their official commissioned Notary duties. For more FAQs about Immigration Forms Specialists, please visit: https://www.nationalnotary.org/immigration/knowledge-center/immigration-forms-specialist-faq

Gail

08 Mar 2021

How do I become an immigration form specialist in Arkansas?

National Notary Association

10 Mar 2021

Hello. Any notary public who chooses to use the term ‘notario’, ‘notario publico,’ or any similar term in any advertisement shall include in the advertisement the following notice: “‘I AM NOT A LICENSED ATTORNEY AND CANNOT ENGAGE IN THE PRACTICE OF LAW. I AM NOT A REPRESENTATIVE OF ANY GOVERNMENTAL AGENCY WITH AUTHORITY OVER IMMIGRATION OR CITIZENSHIP AND I CANNOT OFFER LEGAL ADVICE OR OTHER ASSISTANCE REGARDING IMMIGRATION.’ “(b) The notice shall be provided in both English and Spanish” (ACA 4-109-103). These requirements do not apply to an attorney licensed in the state of Arkansas (ACA 4-109-104). More information can be found here: https://www.nationalnotary.org/immigration/knowledge-center/immigration-forms-specialist-faq

Neka

10 Mar 2021

How do you become a immigration form specialist and or corporate immigration consultant in New Jersey? Someone Please contact me back!

National Notary Association

11 Mar 2021

Hello. New Jersey laws place restrictions on nonattorney Notaries advertising or offering immigration-related services. For more information, please see here: https://www.nationalnotary.org/immigration/knowledge-center/state-immigration-consulting-rules

Monica Oleszak

29 Mar 2021

How can I became an Immigration Form Assistant in Virginia. I understand they can’t provide legal representation or advice. In regard to just being trained and registered to fill out USCIS forms on behalf of someone else.

National Notary Association

13 Apr 2021

Hello. You’re correct. Only authorized immigration service providers can provide legal representation or advice on immigration. Virginia specifically prohibits non-attorney Notaries from providing legal advice in immigration matters or representing anyone in immigration proceedings. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services does say that anyone is allowed to provide applicants limited, non-legal assistance with forms, such as reading a form or translating and writing down information the applicant provides. However, if an applicant is not sure what immigration benefit to apply for, or which USCIS forms to submit, then they may need immigration legal advice from an authorized service provider — either an attorney or a representative accredited by the Department of Justice (DOJ)’s Office of Legal Access Programs (OLAP) and working for DOJ-recognized organization. Only authorized immigration service providers can help applicants beyond basic preparation or translation of forms. You can learn about non-legal immigration forms assistance with the NNA’s “How to Prepare Immigration Forms” online education course (https://www.nationalnotary.org/immigration/training/online-classes).

Chioma

08 Apr 2021

Can I become an immigration form specialist in Tennessee as long as I don’t represent myself as a lawyer and give legal advise?

National Notary Association

26 Apr 2021

Hello. TCA 8-16-402 prohibits a Tennessee Notary from representing or advertising that the Notary Public is an immigration consultant or expert on immigration matters unless the Notary Public is an accredited representative of an organization recognized by the Board of Immigration Appeals.

Chioma

27 Apr 2021

What is the difference between an immigration consultant and an immigration form filling specialist?

National Notary Association

29 Apr 2021

Hello. Please see this FAQ for more information about Immigration Forms Specialists: https://www.nationalnotary.org/immigration/knowledge-center/immigration-forms-specialist-faq

Shanequa

14 May 2021

How can I become a IFS in New York while being a notary ?

National Notary Association

28 May 2021

Hello. Please see the "New York" section of this page for more information: https://www.nationalnotary.org/immigration/knowledge-center/state-immigration-consulting-rules

Cathy

28 Jun 2021

I would like to get clarity on whether or not a notary public in FLORIDA can assist people in filling out uscis forms ( i-130, n400,). I understand giving legal advice is prohibited as they are not lawyers but can they fill out forms separately if they are not advertising they are a notary?

National Notary Association

02 Jul 2021

A non-attorney Notary Public may not assist anyone is completing any document of any kind. Whether you are advertising as a Notary or not is immaterial. Providing assistance in filling out a document is the same as providing legal advice.

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