Personalized and exceptional service in immigration law

Your Advocate ● Your Voice ● Your Future 


Based in Richmond, Virginia, Manelis Law guides families and businesses worldwide through the complicated immigration process with high quality, creative, and compassionate representation.

Irina Manelis ,  Owner

Irina Manelis, Owner

Family-based Immigration

  • Green card applications in the U.S. (adjustment of status)
  • Permanent resident visas at the embassy (consular processing)
  • Fiancé visa petitions (K-1)
  • Immigrant visa petitions for spouses, children, parents, and siblings (I-130)
  • Waivers for unlawful presence and other immigration and/or criminal violations (I-601A, I-601, and I-212 waivers)

Employment-based Immigration

  • Temporary employment visa petitions (such as B-1, H-1B, J-1, E-1, E-2, L-1, R-1, TN, and others)
  • National Interest Waivers and J-1 waivers of the two-year foreign residency requirement
  • Permanent employment-based petitions and green card applications, including PERM labor certification

Humanitarian-based Immigration

  • Petitions for crime victims (U visa)
    Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions
    Deferred Action

Naturalization & Citizenship

  • Applications for Naturalization (N-400)
  • Applications for Certificate of Citizenship (N-600)
  • Researching claims for derived citizenship

Criminal Immigration Issues

  • Advising on the immigration consequences of criminal charges and convictions
  • Crafting deportation defense strategies for complex criminal-immigration issues

Appeals and Federal Court Litigation

  • Appeals before the Board of Immigration Appeals and Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • Federal court litigation (such as habeas corpus, FOIA, mandamus, and others)
I was in the United States for a number of years and tried several lawyers to help me with my immigration problems. After spending thousands of dollars without having any success, I had given up. Then I decided to try one more time with Irina’s help. She believed in my case from the very start and was there for me every step of the way...
— D.T.
It was solely through the work and guidance of Irina, that we were able to receive my husband’s permanent resident visa. We had attempted the immigration process in the past, and were forced to give up, after waiting in separate countries for the first 18 months after we were married. This time around, Irina was there to assist us in every step, guiding us through the entire document completion process. She helped us to prepare for our personal interview and fully updated us on what to expect....
— Safra Granot
Irina and I were working on a routine petition when I suddenly found myself rejected by my family, and essentially left to fend for myself wherever the waves tossed me. In this unexpected turn of events Irina stepped up as my anchor, walked me through my options, and helped me defend my integrity and my worth not just as an immigrant but also as a human being and contributing member of society...
— I.B.


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4860 Cox Rd., Suite 200
Glen Allen, Virginia 23060
United States

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