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Chapter 546-1 APPLICATIONS

Rule 546-1-.01 Initial Licensure

1) A person shall not provide immigration assistance in this state without holding a license issued pursuant to these rules as an immigration assistance provider.
2) No person shall be granted a license as an immigration assistance provider unless such person:
a) Is 18 years of age or older;
b) Is a United States citizen or holds a valid legal immigration status pursuant to federal law;
c) Provides a criminal background report and, within the five-year period preceding the date of the application, has no criminal convictions, other than traffic violations; and
d) Completes and submits an application;
3) Any person desiring to be licensed as an immigration assistance provider shall file an application for such license along with the fee provided for in the fee schedule. All original and subsequent applications must be submitted on the approved form and the applicant must also provide:
a) The name and address of the applicant or the name under which he or she intends to conduct business and, if the applicant is a partnership or limited liability company, the name and residence address of each member thereof and the name under which the partnership or limited liability company business is to be conducted and, if the applicant is a corporation, the name and address of each of its principal officers;
b) The place or places, including the city with the street and street number, if any, where the business is to be conducted;
c) Authorization to perform a criminal background check;
d) $5,000.00 Performance Bond (Form IP200);
e) An affidavit of citizenship;
f) A secure and verifiable document; and
g) If an applicant intends to provide services that shall require him or her to control the legal funds of a client seeking immigration assistance, provides a financial statement for the current fiscal year.

Rule 546-1-.02 Amendment of license application to account for events or developments after license granted

Should material events or developments occur after a person has been granted a license, such person shall amend the license application submitted by adding statements of fact that developed, or became known, after the effective date of such application and by deleting statements of fact that, because of such developments, may be misleading. Such additions and deletions shall be submitted not more than 30 days after their occurrence.

Rule 546-1-.03 Applications for Military Spouses and Transitioning Service Members

1) As used in this rule, the following terms shall mean:
a) "Military" means the United States armed forces, including the National Guard.
b) Military spouse" means a spouse of a service member or transitioning service member.
c) "Service member" means an active or reserve member of the armed forces, including the National Guard.
d) "Transitioning service member" means a member of the military on active duty status or on separation leave who is within 24 months of retirement or 12 months of separation.
2) Effective July 1, 2017, military spouses and transitioning service members may qualify for expedited processing of the license application for any license or permit issued by the Board by showing that the applicant is a military spouse or transitioning service member and that the applicant has paid the fee and meets the requirements for a license or permit under the laws and rules for the type of license for which the applicant has applied.