Various business entities do need to have a bond on file with the Secretary of State. The Special Filings staff of the Secretary of State's office would be able to assist you in determining whether a bond is required for your situation.
Currently, Job Listing Services require a separate bond for each location. All other businesses are not required to purchase separate bonds at this time.
You may search for insurance companies or contact the Department of Insurance at (800) 927–4357 for information about companies that are licensed in California to sell surety bonds.
You should contact your surety bond company to request a renewal or continuation of your surety bond. A renewal or continuation must be filed with the Secretary of State prior to the expiration of the current surety bond. If the renewal or continuation is not filed with the Secretary of State prior to the expiration of the current surety bond, a new surety bond and new qualification is required.
A person will be disqualified from acting as an immigration consultant for a felony conviction, failure to disclose an arrest or conviction, or a disqualifying misdemeanor conviction. Please review the Secretary of State's list of Immigration Consultant Disqualifying Convictions for more information.
There are no requirements to be licensed as an auctioneer or auction company with the Secretary of State. However, there is a requirement to have a $20,000 bond on file with the Secretary of State and the fee for filing that bond is $30.00.