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SECTION 460-C
Required notices
General Business (GBS) CHAPTER 20, ARTICLE 28-C
§ 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."