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Charlotte.Carter

Thoughts on using Boundless to apply?

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Hi, I'm getting ready to file for the IR-1 for my husband. He's a UK citizen and we've been married 3 years. I know it's possible to do this whole process without a lawyer, but I'm terrified of messing something up. I found Boundless where they charge a flat fee of $750 (not including government fees) to go through your paperwork and help with the process. I'm interested in paying them to help with this process. Has anyone used them or have any thoughts on it? 

 

This is their website https://www.boundless.com/

 

I want some guidance on the whole process but obviously don't want to go with something that isn't worth the money.

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Waste of money.


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If you need a lawyer, use a lawyer.


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A lawyer is no guarantee that everything will go smooth. We did K1 without a lawyer and got approved without RFE. I know people who got a lawyer and got RFE's and things went very slow cause of the lawyer. So unless your husband has a criminal record or anything that could get him denied a visa I would not spend your time and money on a lawyer.

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Yeah, I think ours would be very straightforward. My husband doesn't have a criminal record or anything, so I can't see anything that would cause problems as long as I'm thorough and double check everything on the application before submitting to be sure I've done it correctly

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Unless your case is complicated, you are too busy, or cannot read/understand to fill the form then it's not generally not worth using a lawyer. You typically just ending up paying for their time to gather up the information (which you have to provide them anyways) and they compile and sent it off. If there's an issue, the ownership is still you.

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1 hour ago, Charlotte.Carter said:

Fair enough! Just out of curiosity, why do you say that? 

Because you can easily fill all the paperwork by yourself.


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06.02.2014 - NoA2

01.04.2014 - Interview. 

AoS

03.2015 - AoS started.

09.2015 - Green Card received.  

RoC

24.07.2017 - NoA1.

01.08.2018 - RoC approved. 

 

 

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5 hours ago, Roel said:

Because you can easily fill all the paperwork by yourself.

Nobody can know what will be easy for any OTHER person.  We all know this based on the kinds of questions we get here every day.

 

Visa Journey has partners for a reason.  https://www.visajourney.com/partners/  Not everybody is a do it yourselfer.


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18 hours ago, pushbrk said:

Nobody can know what will be easy for any OTHER person.  We all know this based on the kinds of questions we get here every day.

 

Visa Journey has partners for a reason.  https://www.visajourney.com/partners/  Not everybody is a do it yourselfer.

The reason? Money. Not because they are anything special. 

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Also in the do-it-yourself camp.  I've known quite a few people go through this process with and without a lawyer.  Those with the lawyer might have been a bit more confident, but I've definitely heard of a few that got bad advice from their lawyers.  One friend had a lawyer ask for an additional $1,000 to file for advance parole during AOS.  I've definitely seen reports of it slowing people down too.

 

If your case is simple and you're comfortable reading and filling out forms and using the forums a guide to evidence, it really isn't too hard to do it on your own.


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