How to Apply

If you would like to apply as an Immigration Assistance Provider - Individual, it is required that you file with the Secretary of State and renew annually. Review the requirements and the step-by-step guide below.  

  • Licensure requires completing an application, get it signed and notarized, and pay the required fee.   
  • See specific instructions for application depending on license and application type. 
  • You must submit all the required documentation and fees to be considered for licensure. 
  • Renewal is completed online and is required by August 31st annually. Late renewal period is September 1st – September 30th. 

Select your application type to view instructions on how to apply:

Individual Licensure Checklist

Individual Reinstatement Checklist

Individual Renewal Checklist

After you Apply – What to Expect

  • Processing Time – Applications are generally processed within 20 business days of receipt, excluding weekends and holidays. Applications are individually evaluated by the Board in order of date received, and processing times can vary based on individual circumstances and volume. 
    • If you receive a deficiency letter, your 20 day count restarts when the Board receives your correct and complete documentation.
    • Please Note – Incomplete applications may be withdrawn if noted deficiencies are not satisfied within 60 days of said notification. If your application is withdrawn, you will be required to restart the application process to be considered for licensure, to include submission of all required documents and fees. 
    • Completed applications will be initially reviewed by Board staff and may be reviewed by the Board at an upcoming Board Meeting. Applications must be complete and received at least 15 days prior to a Board Meeting to be added to that meeting’s agenda. Otherwise, the application will be reviewed at the next Board meeting.
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  • Keep Your Contact Info Up to Date
    • Be sure the email address you include for yourself on your application is correct and current. Email is the primary means of communication for the Board.  
    • Additionally, it is important for applicants/licensees to update their email address with the Board just as they would update their physical and mailing addresses.
  • Wait For It
    • You may not legally perform services until you hold an active license.

Fees

Individual application

$40.00

Reinstatement

$100.00

Renewal

$25.00

Late Renewal

$40.00

Processing Fees - Effective 3/15/2022

  • Online processing fee: $5.00
  • Mail-In processing fee: $10.00

Individual Licensure Checklist

If you have never been licensed before and meet the requirements, apply for licensure below. 

Individual Reinstatement Checklist

This application is for licensees whose license has Lapsed or has been previously Revoked or you hold or have held a Vet Tech license in another state

Individual Renewal Checklist

If you have previously held this license and need to renew in order to keep your license up to date, apply for licensure renewal before August 31st of the year it expires to avoid late fees.  

How to File

To file online: 

Currently, online filing for Immigration Assistance is not available online.  

To file by mail: 

Georgia Office of Immigration Assistance Providers 
237 Coliseum Drive 
Macon, Georgia 31217 

After renewing online or by mail, CHECK your license expiration date online to assure the renewal was completed. 

Contact Georgia Board of Immigration Assistance Providers