We checked the records at the California Secretary of State website again. We found out that Universal Placement International, Inc. (UPII) is different from Universal Placement, Inc.(UPI), though both used the same business address. The former is still "ACTIVE" while the status of the latter is "DISSOLVED".
The registered agent or offical for UPI was Lourdes Navarro, and the agent for UPII is a third party company named GKL Corporate/Search, Inc. which was obviously hired by Navarro also.
Our hypotheses is that they dissolved UPI and registered UPII so that the name of Lourdes Navarro will be kept from the public. Probably this is because of her conviction on an earlier fraud case. Or probably it is another move to circumvent some legalities.
Here is the record of Universal Placement International, Inc. (Active):
Here again is the record of Universal Placement, Inc. (Dissolved):
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We checked the status of Universal Placement, Inc. with the state of California. According to the website of the Secretary of State of California, Universal has been "DISSOLVED".
According to the same website "DISSOLVED" means: "The California corporation has voluntarily elected to wind up its operations and has completely dissolved its business as a corporation."
Please click on link below.
So to those who are planning of renewing their visas through Universal, please hold your decision. The corporation has no juridical personality to transact on your behalf.