About RapidVisa

Our History

Ben Ives CEO of RapidVisa

Ben Ives, Founder & CEO

Back in 2007 our founder Ben Ives searched online for a service that would allow him to process the immigration documents to bring his wife Jocelyn to the United States from the Philippines. Ben was surprised to discover that nobody offered this service in the automated way that he envisioned. He prepared the necessary documents manually and set about writing RapidVisa software so that nobody else would have to struggle through the tedious process alone as he had. RapidVisa was the first company in America to offer full-service online family visa processing.

Ben began his working life in the United States Air Force after graduating high school in Indiana. After completing his four-year enlistment, he used his military education benefits to complete an Associates Degree in Automotive Repair and then a Bachelors Degree in Computer Science. Before starting RapidVisa, Ben’s various accomplishments included: ASE Certified Master Automobile Technician, Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer and a Private Pilot license.

RapidVisa has now helped over 50,000 people process their immigration applications from 188 countries. We have 60+ full-time employees across our three offices. While we offer help with many petition types, we specialize in family reunification type visas. RapidVisa brought 7 day a week live telephone and chat support to an industry that had never seen this level of service. Unlike most other immigration processors in business today, all of RapidVisa’s support staff are actual RapidVisa employees, not contracted call centers.

While we specialize in preparing immigration documents, our real strength lies in the extensive support we provide to our clients for a fixed, one-time fee. Whether your petition takes four months or two years, we continue to support you through the entire process for one low fixed fee and a money back guarantee.