Professionals & Business Entrepreneurs

Where Business and Immigration Meet

At RelisLaw, we support all forms of business, employment, and investment immigration. We also take a far more personal approach than many other business immigration law offices. Dr. Tamara Relis and her team endeavor to understand your business goals and your specific needs as an investor, entrepreneur, or independent professional. These insights enable us to create a proactive immigration plan that is both efficient and cost-effective for you and your employees.

We can assist you or your company with the visas below.

Immigrant visas
  • EB-1: For those who demonstrate extraordinary ability in their field, or multinational managers.
  • EB-2: For those with an advanced degree or exceptional ability in their field.
  • EB-2 NIW: For those whose admission to the U.S. would be in the national interest.
  • EB-3: For skilled workers that do not qualify for EB-1 or EB-2 status.
  • EB-5: For those who plan to invest a specified amount in the U.S. economy
Nonimmigrant visas
  • H-1B: For employees coming to the U.S. to work in a specialty occupation.
  • H-2B: For employees coming to perform a temporary job that lacks a sufficient number of U.S. workers.
  • H-3: For trainees coming to receive training that is not available in their home country.
  • L-1A: For managers and executives being transferred temporarily to a U.S. office.
  • L-1B: For employees with specialized knowledge or skills who are being transferred to a U.S. office or sent to the U.S. to open a new location for their employer.
For citizens or nationals of countries that have a reciprocal trade agreement with the U.S.
  • E-1: For traders employed by a U.S. company that does at least 50% of its business with their home country.
  • E-2: For investors employed by a U.S. company with at least 50% of its investment capital coming from their home country.
  • E-3: For Australian nationals coming to the U.S. to work in a specialty occupation.
  • TN: For Canadian and Mexican professionals working in the U.S. under the North American Free Trade Agreement.
EB2-National Interest Waiver – Now More Flexible!

Calling All Professionals, Entrepreneurs, Startups, Artists, Scientists, Doctors, Researchers     

Now More Flexibility in Obtaining EB-2 National Interest Waivers (NIW) for Green Cards!

Since the Dhanasar case of Dec. 2016, there is more flexibility for self-petitioning individuals who do not need a job offer, or those with jobs, for the EB2-NIW category for green cards.

No job offer needed. Can apply if have exceptional ability (beyond what is ordinarily encountered) or an advanced degree or bachelors +5 years experience, and you meet these criteria:

An EB-2 NIW visa may be approved if:

(1) the foreign national’s proposed endeavor (what you plan to do in the U.S.) has both substantial merit and national importance (helping more than just you and your immediate clients)  

(2) the foreign national is well-positioned to advance the proposed endeavor;


(3) on balance, it would be beneficial to the United States to waive the requirements of a job offer and thus of a labor certification

Once an EB-2 NIW visa is approved, applicants can then apply for a green card (adjustment of status) without having to go through the labor certification process.

Contact us for a free consultation on your meeting these criteria.

“The price is really fair and Tamara is very professional. She understood faster my situation, and she is really pro active. I have been surprised by her performance. Also the court told me my lawyer prepared an excellent case. Today for USA, I will only use her services for US Immigration, no doubt! Tamara, is a great professional and she explains to you the things clearly and precisely. She performs as nobody in the US Visa field. Moreover, she has a great heart. She knows how to advise you in order to build the right decision for your case and to protect you. Sincerely I have been impressed by the quality of her work and her result. It’s obvious, she is a master Lawyer for US Visa. Tamara thank you for every thing. I will never forget; you won my heart forever”

Jean Philippe Grange
Business Visa, August 2016

“Dr. Relis has helped me throughout my process of applying for my EB-2 NIW visa. The service was overall excellent as she has always answered my questions when needed and I always got taken care of. I felt like throughout the process of the application, I made a personal connection with her, as she really showed interest in my topic for the petition and walked me through every step how to get the application stronger. Not only was I provided excellent knowledge and advice about the law, but also have I always been updated on changes. I am very happy that I chose RelisLaw ,as Dr. Relis is a very talented, smart and courageous lawyer that helped me not to only stay strong through my process but also helped me to get my petition better and better. She explained every point specifically, so I understood and she took her time to make sure that I fully understood the topic we were talking about. All in All, I can highly recommend Dr. Relis to be your immigration lawyer, as she does her best to help you with your petition and works with you on a personal level.”

Joana F.
EB-2, September 2019