Did you pay a very large fee for simple services?
Did you pay for services before they were performed?
Did you pay for your immigration forms?
Did the individual helping you call him or herself a “notario,”
“visa consultant” or “licenciado” and/or suggest he or she could provide legal
Did the individual helping you promise special or favorable
treatment from immigration officials?
Did the individual helping you promise to fill out and submit
immigration applications and fail to do so, incorrectly submit the forms,
provide incomplete or inaccurate information, or miss submission deadlines?
IF YOU HAVE ANSWERED YES TO ANY OF THE QUESTIONS ABOVE,
YOU MIGHT HAVE A CLAIM OF IMMIGRATION FRAUD.
To file a complaint: Go to our General Complaint Form
Print out and mail in the General Complaint Form;
Call the Consumer Protection Division Hotline at (410)
528-8662 Mon.- Fri. 9am - 3pm
In Spanish, the term "notario" refers to someone who can
provide certain limited legal services. In English, the term "notary" refers to
someone who can officially witness and authenticate signatures on documents. In
the United States, a notary is NOT authorized to provide legal advice or
services of any kind.
For free copies of immigration forms, visit www.uscis.gov/forms.
200 St. Paul Place, Baltimore, MD 21202
410-576-6300 / En español 410-230-1712 / 1-888-743-0023 toll-free / TTY: Dial 7-1-1 or 800-735-2258