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Making Immigration Paperwork Painless

A fast-growing Seattle startup is using technology to re-think the immigration application process , making it less stressful .
Brian Mittge
For a flat fee of $ 750 , Boundless will guide people through the bewildering and opaque immigration application process . Using technology and data , the company help its clients ensure that their applications are complete — then will guide them through the waiting process and celebrate success with them when the process is finished .
At A Glance
The online process asks simple questions , then turns those answers into the information needed on government immigration forms . Boundless automatically fills out the forms per exact government specifications .
An independent immigration attorney reviews the application and answers any questions , for no extra cost .
Boundless prints the application exactly as the government prefers , down to the holes on the top and the right type of metal bracket , then mails it to the applicant .
The applicant signs the forms and drops them in the mail in the provided envelope .
Boundless provides automatic case updates , tips and interview preparation as the application is being processed .
www . boundless . com
Xiao Wang has a simple dream : to use technology to help families navigate the immigration process at an affordable price and with minimal stress .
It ’ s the kind of program that would have made a world of difference to his
“ We ’ re working strictly within the legal framework that exists . We ’ re just making it a lot more efficient .”
— Xiao Wang , co-founder & CEO , Boundless
own immigrant family , which spent the equivalent of five months ’ rent for a lawyer to obtain permanent residency visas , or green cards , when he arrived in the United States at age 3 .
Now , the company that Wang co-founded in 2017 , a fast-growing Seattle startup called Boundless , will help do the same work for just $ 750 .
Using answers from a series of friendly online questions , Boundless will automatically fill out the official government immigration paperwork . It ’ s a process that might take two hours , compared with days , weeks or even months for people to do on their own .
An independent immigration attorney , vetted by Boundless , will review the final product , then the company will print and mail it to the applicant in the proper format — down to the double hole-punch at the top with the government-preferred type of metal bracket holding it together — for signatures and submission .
“ We ’ re trying to take all of the stress and all of the complexity out of the process ,” Wang told Washington Business .
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business backgrounder | technology Making Immigration Paperwork Painless A fast-growing Seattle startup is using technology to re-think the immigration application process, making it less stressful. Brian Mittge For a flat fee of $750, Boundless will guide people through the bewildering and opaque immigration application process. Using technology and data, the company help its clients ensure that their applications are complete — then will guide them through the waiting process and celebrate success with them when the process is finished. At A Glance The online process asks simple questions, then turns those answers into the information needed on government immigration forms. Boundless automatically fills out the forms per exact government specifications. An independent immigration attorney reviews the application and answers any questions, for no extra cost. Boundless prints the application exactly as the government prefers, down to the holes on the top and the right type of metal bracket, then mails it to the applicant. The applicant signs the forms and drops them in the mail in the provided envelope. Boundless provides automatic case updates, tips and interview preparation as the application is being processed. www.boundless.com 52 association of washington business “We’re working strictly within the legal framework that exists. We’re just making it a lot more efficient.” Xiao Wang has a simple dream: to use technology to help families navigate the immigration process at an affordable price and with minimal stress. It’s the kind of program that would — Xiao Wang, co-founder & CEO, Boundless have made a world of difference to his own immigrant family, which spent the equivalent of five months’ rent for a lawyer to obtain permanent residency visas, or green cards, when he arrived in the United States at age 3. Now, the company that Wang co-founded in 2017, a fast-growing Seattle startup called Boundless, will help do the same work for just $750. Using answers from a series of friendly online questions, Boundless will automatically fill out the official government immigration paperwork. It’s a process that might take two hours, compared with days, weeks or even months for people to do on their own. An independent immigration attorney, vetted by Boundless, will review the final product, then the company will print and mail it to the applicant in the proper format — down to the double hole-punch at the top with the government-preferred type of metal bracket holding it together — for signatures and submission. ($q]eɔ她Ѽхѡɕ́ѡ䁽Ёѡɽ̳t])ѽ]͡ѽ ̸ͥ