Robert Meltzer


As the founder of Envoy, Robert Meltzer dedicated himself to the pursuit of revolutionizing immigration and employment compliance process management.
Meltzer began his career at the legal office of the United Nations World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland, concentrating on public international law, international contracts and international copyright. Upon returning to the United States, he entered private practice, where he continued to focus on international business law and expanded his practice to include immigration law — representing clients on a broad range of immigration issues. He has experience in all appellate processes of immigration law and has represented clients before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Meltzer is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and has been a member of the International and Immigration Law sections of the Illinois State Bar Association, of which he served as chair. He is also an author, lecturer and has been a professor of international law at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago-Kent College of Law.

Meltzer earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a juris doctor degree from the Northern Illinois University College of Law. He received certificates and diplomas from the Henry Dunant Institute in Geneva, the Institut International des Droits de l’Homme in Strasbourg, France and the University of Salzburg/McGeorge School of Law in Salzburg, Austria.

After practicing law for 15 years, Meltzer came to understand the profound and widely unknown and misunderstood challenges faced by immigrants and visitors to the United States. He realized the potential to streamline the immigration process by using technology and founded Envoy. For more than 15 years, Envoy has helped tens of thousands of businesses and individuals navigate the immigration process in the United States and abroad.