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As the others have already said: "vor" is temporal here, which means it takes the dative. Look at your sentence again. The motion expressed in it is not towards the "Anmeldung" but towards/into "Beratung". So "vor" obviously isn't involved in the motion - it belongs to the phrase telling you when to perform this motion: "vor der Anmeldung". Incidentally, ...
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