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Marriage Green Card: Spousal Visa (CR-1 / IR-1)

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Essential

Guided Application

Complete immigration application, shipped directly to the government

Comprehensive review of all government forms and documents

Unlimited live support

Guaranteed approval, or your money back

Starting at:

$649

or $60 /month

Premium

Lawyer-Guided Application

All Essential services and guarantees included, plus:

Attorney review and feedback for your entire application

Personalized interview preparation with an immigration attorney

Starting at:

$1149

or $108 /month

What You Get With Boundless


  1. Simple Online Questionnaire

    We’ll guide you through each question and fill out the government forms for you. No more paperwork!

  2. Personalized Document Checklist

    You’ll collect the required documents for your spousal visa application with help from our team of immigration experts.

  3. Premium

    Immigration Attorney Consultation

  4. Multiple Application Reviews

    All applications are reviewed by our experienced immigration experts for accuracy and completion.

  5. Premium

    An immigration attorney will conduct a final review, checking your application for any potential issues or red flags.

  6. Application Printing and Assembly

    We use the exact format USCIS prefers, so you can avoid delays, rejections, or follow-up requests.

  7. Premium

    Attorney Interview Prep

    An attorney will walk you through the spousal visa interview process and help you prepare with confidence.

Your Spousal Visa, Stress-Free.


Complete USCIS application

Leave the paperwork to us. We prepare and print all of the marriage green card spousal visa forms for you, based on your answers from our simple online questionnaire.

Unlimited live support

Life gets busy. Complete your spousal visa application on your own schedule, with live call and chat support from our team 7 days a week.

Guidance from a team of immigration experts

With over 90,000 successful applications, we’ve seen it all. The spousal visa process is complex, but we know what it takes for you to succeed.

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Guaranteed Visa Approval

We stand by our services with guaranteed visa approval, or your money back.

Support You Can Trust

We’ve helped over 90,000 families over the last decade, with a 99.7% success rate. 

Frequently Asked Questions


My partner and I want to live together in the U.S. but we’re not sure what our options are. Which is best, the K-1 visa or the spousal visa?

For couples who aren’t yet married, but wish to live together in the U.S., there are two important immigration paths to be aware of: K-1 fiancé visas and CR-1 spousal visas.

Historically, the K-1 visa process was faster than applying for a spousal visa, making it the preferred option for many couples who just wanted to reunite in the U.S. as soon as possible. Recently, as government processing times shift, this has started to change. Currently, the K-1 visa and CR-1 spousal visa have roughly the same processing times. In some cases, K-1 visa applications are actually taking even longer to be approved.

Overall, the spousal visa application is also more affordable than the K-1 process. However, applying for a K-1 could also get a lot more expensive in the coming years, with the government’s new fee structure proposal.

What is “Consular Processing”?

“Consular Processing” is the immigration process for those individuals who are applying for immigrant visas from outside of the United States.

Consular processing is the immigration process for the following visa types:

  • CR1/IR1 spouse and the accompanying CR2/IR2 child when the sponsor is a U.S. citizen
  • F2A category (F21 spouse; F22 child) when the sponsor is a legal permanent resident (aka green card holder)

Please note that consular processing can also be used to apply for employment-based, humanitarian, and diversity visa lottery green cards.

What’s the difference between a CR-1 visa and an IR-1 visa?

If you and your spouse have been married for less than two years at the time your spousal visa is approved, the green card that is issued will be a CR-1 “conditional” green card and only valid for two years. The letters “CR-1” on the physical green card stand for “conditional resident.”

After two years, you’ll once again need to prove that your marriage is real and complete a process called “Removal of Conditions”. You’ll then be able to get a “permanent” green card, or an IR-1, valid for 10–year renewable periods. The letters “IR-1” on the physical green card stand for “immediate relative.”

Every spousal visa applicant who has been married for less than two years receives a conditional green card. Practically speaking, a conditional permanent resident has the same rights and privileges as a permanent resident.

Getting a CR-1 visa has nothing to do with how much proof of a valid relationship you and your spouse provided, or how convinced U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is that you have a genuine marriage. It does, however, mean that there is one more step to becoming a permanent green card holder. Luckily, Boundless secures your account information for seamless help on the next stage of the process, when it comes time to file for a permanent green card!

What’s the difference between Boundless Essential and Boundless Premium?

Boundless offers two service tiers to help you reach your family immigration goals:

Essential (Guided) Application Service:

Our immigration experts will help you prepare, check, and put together your USCIS application. You’ll have unlimited live support from our team.

Premium (Lawyer-Guided) Application Service:

Includes everything from the Essential service. Additionally, you’ll be assisted by an immigration attorney, including a legal consultation, application review, and interview preparation with top immigration lawyers from our network.

Can I switch from Premium to Essential if I change my mind?

Once you sign up for our Premium application package, you cannot switch to our Essential service. However, if you choose Essential, you can upgrade to a Premium package for additional lawyer support at any point during the process. 

We stand by our services with a 100% satisfaction guarantee within 14 days of purchase. If you are not fully satisfied with Boundless or your immigration plans change, please contact us at [email protected] to receive a full refund.

Do I need a lawyer for my visa application?

Whether or not you enlist an immigration lawyer’s help for your visa application is a personal decision. Generally speaking, individuals with more complex cases (such as immigration status issues or criminal history) may benefit from the support of an immigration attorney.

For our family immigration services, you’ll choose between two service tiers: Essential (Guided) application and Premium (Lawyer-Guided Application). If you want extra peace of mind with legal support, our Premium service may be the right choice for you. You can also sign up for the Essential service to start and upgrade to a Premium (Lawyer-Guided) application at any time during the process, if needed.

No matter what Boundless service you choose, you’ll always get hands-on guidance from our team trained by immigration attorneys and former USCIS officers. With over 90,000 visa approvals and ten years of experience, we know what it takes for you to succeed.

How much does all this cost?

Here are the costs for Boundless’ Spousal Visa application packages:

Essential (Guided Application):
Flat fee: $649
Payment plan: Starting at $60/month

Premium (Lawyer Guided Application):
Flat fee: $1149
Payment plan: Starting at $108/month

In addition to the Boundless fee, there are fees paid directly to the U.S. government when you file. Boundless lets you simplify the payment process and pay your Boundless fees and government fees at the same time. We’ll help you calculate your exact government fees and when it comes time to file, we’ll write the check to the government for you.

If your application is denied by the U.S. government, we will refund 100% of our service fees, minus independent attorney fees. (Certain exceptions apply.) Learn more about our money-back guarantee.

How does the payment plan work?

Boundless’ affordable payment plan options for our Essential application package start at just $60 per month and let you get started on your application now and pay as you go. You can also opt to simplify the entire payment process and pay the government fees on your payment plan*. Boundless will write the check for you when it comes time to file with the government, eliminating any risk of payment mistakes which can cause delays. Create your account to explore all of your payment options and calculate your exact government fees at checkout.

*Please note that if you choose to pay your Boundless Essential fee using a payment plan, your base cost will start at $720. $649 is the starting cost for paying the Boundless Essential fee upfront. In addition, if you choose to pay your USCIS fees over time with Boundless, we charge an additional fee. The additional fee is to account for our team writing the check to USCIS on your behalf. To see the exact service fee for your specific application and your total costs, please explore the checkout page or reach out to our team at [email protected].

Why bundle the Boundless cost and government costs?

Bundling Boundless’ service cost and your government fees saves you time and effort later on in the process. Boundless helps you calculate your exact government filing fees and lets you pay them over time with monthly payment plan options. When it comes time to file, our team will write the check to the government for you so you can apply stress-free. Bundling the costs eliminates the risk of fee payment mistakes that can cause significant delays or application rejections.

How do I get started?

To check your eligibility and start applying for your spousal visa, or to continue making progress, follow this link.

Simply answer the questions in our online questionnaire at your own pace. We’ll take it from there!

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