2014 New York Laws
GBS - General Business
Article 28-C - (460-A - 460-K) IMMIGRANT ASSISTANCE SERVICES
460-C - Required notices.

NY Gen Bus L § 460-C (2014) What's This?

460-c. Required notices. 1. Posting of signs. Every provider shall post signs, at every location where such provider meets with customers, setting forth information in English and in every other language in which the person provides or offers to provide immigrant assistance services. There shall be a separate sign for each language, and each shall be posted in a location where it will be visible to customers.

(a) One sign shall be at least eleven inches by seventeen inches, and shall contain the following in not less than sixty point type:

"THE INDIVIDUAL PROVIDING ASSISTANCE TO YOU UNDER THIS CONTRACT IS NOT AN ATTORNEY LICENSED TO PRACTICE LAW OR ACCREDITED BY THE BOARD OF IMMIGRATION APPEALS TO PROVIDE REPRESENTATION TO YOU BEFORE THE UNITED STATES CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES, THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, THE EXECUTIVE OFFICE FOR IMMIGRATION REVIEW, THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE OR ANY IMMIGRATION AUTHORITIES AND MAY NOT GIVE LEGAL ADVICE OR ACCEPT FEES FOR LEGAL ADVICE. FOR A FREE LEGAL REFERRAL CALL THE OFFICE FOR NEW AMERICANS HOTLINE AT (phone number of the office for new Americans). TO FILE A COMPLAINT ABOUT AN IMMIGRANT ASSISTANCE SERVICE PROVIDER CALL THE OFFICE FOR NEW AMERICANS HOTLINE AT (phone number of the office for new Americans), THE NEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF ATTORNEY GENERAL AT (phone number of the office of attorney general), OR YOUR LOCAL DISTRICT ATTORNEY OR PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE AT (phone number of the local district attorney)." The service provider shall be responsible for providing the accurate and up-to-date phone numbers required on such sign.

(b) A separate sign shall be posted in a location visible to customers in conspicuous size type and which contains the schedule of fees for services offered and the statement: "YOU MAY CANCEL ANY CONTRACT WITHIN 3 BUSINESS DAYS AND GET BACK YOUR DOCUMENTS AND ANY MONEY YOU PAID."

2. Notice in advertisements. Every provider who advertises immigrant assistance services, whether by signs, pamphlets, newspapers, or any other written communication shall post or otherwise include with such advertisement a notice in the language in which the advertisement appears. This notice shall be of a conspicuous size and shall state: "THE INDIVIDUAL OFFERING TO PROVIDE IMMIGRANT ASSISTANCE SERVICES IS NOT AN ATTORNEY LICENSED TO PRACTICE LAW OR ACCREDITED BY THE BOARD OF IMMIGRATION APPEALS TO PROVIDE REPRESENTATION BEFORE THE UNITED STATES CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES, THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, THE EXECUTIVE OFFICE FOR IMMIGRATION REVIEW, THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE OR ANY IMMIGRATION AUTHORITIES AND MAY NOT GIVE LEGAL ADVICE OR ACCEPT FEES FOR LEGAL ADVICE."


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