To give legal advice includes answering very basic questions, for example:
- Do I qualify for citizenship?
- Can I renew my residence card?
- Which form should I use?
It’s absolutely against the law that an immigration consultant, notary, or non-accredited person provide legal advice on immigration. An immigrant has these kinds of basic questions in any immigration case. It’s practically impossible that a notary/immigration consultant make any immigration process without offering legal advice: they probably do this on various occasions from beginning to end of their contact with the client. If the notary or immigration consultant simply chooses the immigration form for your case, they are providing legal advice in violation of the law. If a notary has advised you on any of these topics, this person has committed a crime.