Notarios, notary publics and immigration consultants may NOT represent you before USCIS. While in many other countries the word “Notario" means that the individual is an attorney, this is not true in the United States and they may not provide the same services that an attorney or accredited representative does.
A notario may NOT:
If you are seeking help with immigration questions, you should be very careful before paying money to a non-attorney. Please use the following guidelines when selecting an individual to represent you:
For more information on how to report unlawful activity, please see the links on the right side of this page for the National Association of Attorney Generals and the American Bar Association. These websites contain contact information for your state Attorney General or State Board.
You may choose to have someone, such as an attorney or accredited representative of a recognized organization, represent you when filing an application or petition with USCIS. Only attorneys and accredited representatives may communicate on your behalf regarding your application with USCIS.