Getting a visa can be a complex, stressful process. There’s a lot to it, and even one misstep can be a major setback. Seattle-based company Boundless wants to help with that. According to their website, “Boundless is for people who want the expertise of an immigration lawyer, not the price tag.”
Boundless provides an online tool for immigrants to complete their green-card application package. They also provide live-support and updates on the status of each case. Right now, they are primarily focused on immigrants looking to obtain a marriage green-card.
What it is and what it isn’t
Boundless is not a law firm. It is also not affiliated with the United States government or the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). It is an unaffiliated start-up company, and it’s services are provided via the company’s website.
Boundless is not free, but it costs significantly less than an immigration lawyer might. All of Boundless’ services are available for a flat fee of $750. The fee is not charged until after an application package has been completed. The package can then be viewed by an independent lawyer.
While the green-card application process may seem endless and confusing, Boundless helps people to complete their application package in under two hours.
A step-by-step online tool is available on the company’s website. Simply click “Start Now” on their front page and you can immediately get started. The process begins by asking a few questions about each applicant’s background. This information can be used on various immigration forms, which Boundless will help immigrants complete.
There is an option to chat with Boundless employees at any time throughout the process. Boundless employees can be contacted through an online chat, email, or by phone. It is also possible to click on some questions in order to get more thorough explanations.
The process is meant to be as straightforward as possible so that it is easy for anyone to complete. The important thing is to make sure you have the information you need, in order to answer the questions. It may also be necessary to scan in or take pictures of certain documents.
Once the application is filled out, it’s up to Boundless to deal with the forms. Boundless will make sure that your application package is complete, and they will have it reviewed by a lawyer. From there, they will print the completed green-card application package and organize it. Boundless knows about the immigration process, so they know how the government likes the documents to be organized. The package is then sent to their client’s home address.
Boundless also has a lot of information on their website for people who may have questions about the immigration process. They provide resources on costs, the forms needed for a green-card application package, and tips for medical exams and green-card interviews. They also provide Spanish and Chinese translations for some of their resources.
Who They Are
Boundless is a company made up of immigrants and experts on immigration. They are a six-person team, and four of the six of them are immigrants themselves. The fifth person had a spouse who had to go through the immigration process and the sixth has experience working with immigration reforms, under the Obama administration.
Aims for the Future
Right now, Boundless is focusing primarily on spousal visas. In the future, they would like to expand from that and help other immigrants as well.
While technology can help with the immigration process, Boundless feels that it’s not enough to rely solely on that. The company wants to do whatever it can to provide emotional support for immigrants, in what can be one of the most difficult times of their life.
Boundless plans to employ more people who can provide constant support for their clients. They realize that while technology is great, sometimes people need the aid and support of a real person. Immigrants can often feel stressed or confused when going through such a complex process. Boundless wants to help however it can. The personal touch is important to their clients, so it’s important to them too.
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