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Olsi Vrapi

Immigration Attorney at Albuquerque, NM

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Olsi Vrapi is the managing partner of the firm and is based in the Albuquerque office. Mr. Vrapi represents individuals, families, and businesses in family and business visa petitions, green card applications, naturalization and citizenship, removal of conditions and green card renewals, H-1B visas, PERM applications, J-1 Conrad Physician Waivers, and other immigration matters. He also takes the government to federal court over delays and improper decisions. Mr. Vrapi is an Adjunct Professor at the University of New Mexico School of Law. Mr. Vrapi is fluent in Spanish, Albanian, proficient in Italian, and has passable knowledge of French.

Mr. Vrapi graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of New Mexico with a degree in Political Science and Spanish in 2003. He graduated Cum Laude from the University of New Mexico School of Law in December 2006. Mr. Vrapi started working in the field of immigration law in 2003, and he has been a licensed lawyer since 2007. Mr. Vrapi is the recipient of national awards and the past chair of the TX, NM, and OK Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). He is a highly sought-after speaker at conferences and other immigration law events. For more of Mr. Vrapi’s experience, publications, and accomplishments see his LinkedIn profile.

Mr. Vrapi is an immigrant himself who came to the United States in 1999 as a student from Albania. At that time, the biggest difficulty in his life was the feeling of being stuck and not being able to dream about and plan his future without permanent status. He understands that many immigrants like himself have similar issues and decided to dedicate his career to breaking those immigration barriers so immigrants can dream big and work hard to make those dreams a reality, which in turn makes our communities more vibrant.  For more on the firm's mission and values: 

Licensed for 15 years
State NM
Status Active
Acquired 2007
Updated 03/11/2013

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Noble & Vrapi, P.A.
5931 Jefferson St. NE
Suite A
Albuquerque, NM, 87109
University of New Mexico School of Law
1117 Stanford Dr NE
Albuquerque, NM, 87106
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Posted by Casey | May 18, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Honest and Trustworthy Attorney
He was referred to us by another attorney that we knew many years. We hired him mainly to handle our religious worker visa applications. He had completed three visa for us and is working on few other currently. They were done in a professional way and efficiently. We found him trustworthy for the work he completed for us. We also found out that his assistance handle the paper work efficiently and smoothly so the applications can be done in the timely fashion. We are thankful for his excellent work.
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Posted by anonymous | December 3, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Great immigration lawyer
I came to Olsi to ask for help with my naturalization application. I had previously contacted another lawyer who scared me terribly and even mentioned having to go to court due to a situation from the past. When meeting with Olsi, his immediate response was completely the opposite. He is a very knowledgeable and honest lawyer, and it showed from our first meeting. He promptly took care of all the paperwork needed for my application and knew exactly how to deal with any problems that could arise on my case. He was also able to expedite everything and facilitate the whole process for me. I would recommend this lawyer for any immigration case and will seek their help again if needed.
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Posted by Thao | May 6, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Creative and very smart lawyer
We were at an impasse for our visa case. Mr. Vrapi came in with his thinking out of the box initiative and great coaching which helped the case successfully approved. We would recommend his service to anyone we know that needs help on immigration issues.
Posted by Christian | January 9, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
About six years ago my immigration case was dropped by a lawyer whom I will not name in Albuquerque. We didn't know who to go to and a family member recommended we go see Noble and Vrapi. We had dealt with immigration lawyers before so we had a lot of trepidation. Needless to say it was the best move we had ever made. He took my case and he punched the legal system in the face (in a good way). I would recommend him to anyone who is looking to solve legal questions or problems.
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Posted by anonymous | September 25, 2014
Best immigration law firm in New Mexico
I went to more then 10 different immigration lawyers It got to see how intellectual they were. Each one closed the door on me with no hope on my case. Even Some of those lawyers would say go see Olsi vrappi. Hes the best! True story. It seem like if it wasen't an easy case to take your money they dint want to take the case or bother with it. Or actually do some leg work for the money. He was the last lawyer I went to see. With no hope We're my prayers were actually answer! For me and my family. He has help allot of my family members. Even when things dint look good he created positive outcomes. Hands down best immigration lawyer in New Mexico best law firm Noble & Vrappi P.A! "Go there if your serious and not playing games about a case"
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Adjunct Professor of Law
  • University of New Mexico School of Law
  • 2011 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Noble & Vrapi, P.A.
  • 2007 - Present

Education

  • University of New Mexico School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • University of New Mexico
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 2003

Associations

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (Texas chapter)
  • Secretary
  • 2015 - Present
  • New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Albanian
  • Spanish
  • English
  • Italian
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Honors and Awards

  • Presidential Commendation
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • 2014
  • Joseph Minsky Young Lawyer Award
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • 2012
  • Jack Wasserman Memorial Award
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • 2010

Publications

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Annual Conference, Washington DC
  • “The Art of Storytelling.”
  • 2015
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Federal Litigation Conference, Las Vegas, NV
  • “Immigration Detention and the Great Writ: INA §236 and 28 USC §2241.”
  • 2014
  • Conference paper for American Immigration Lawyers Association, Annual Conference, Boston, MA.
  • “I-601 waivers.”
  • 2014
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Colorado Chapter Rocky Mountain Conference, Denver, CO
  • “How to Prepare a Winning Individual Hearing.”
  • 2014
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Minnesota Chapter Conference, St. Paul, MN
  • “Provisional Waivers.”
  • 2013
  • Federal Bar Association Immigration Law Seminar, Memphis, TN.
  • “I-601 Waivers.”
  • 2013
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA.
  • “I-601 Waivers.”
  • 2013
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Colorado Chapter Rocky Mountain Conference, Black Hawk, CO
  • “Advanced Issues in Adjustment of Status.”
  • 2013
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Texas Chapter Conference, San Juan, PR
  • “IV Waivers and Parole.”
  • 2013
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Texas Chapter Conference, Albuquerque, NM.
  • “IV Waivers: What’s in Store Next?”
  • 2012
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Annual Conference, Nashville, TN.
  • “I-601 Waivers: If Forgiving You Was Easy Everyone Would Get a Waiver.”
  • 2012
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Colorado Chapter Rocky Mountain Conference, Black Hawk, CO
  • “Filing Your First Petition for Review.”
  • 2012
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Mexico City Chapter Conference, Mexico City, Mexico
  • “I-601 Waivers: What’s In Store Next?”
  • 2012
  • Navigating the Fundamentals of Immigration Law: Guidance and Tips for Successful Practice (AILA Publications)
  • Book Chapter: Family Sponsored Immigration
  • 2011
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Texas Chapter Conference, Oklahoma City, OK
  • “’All Er Nuthin’’: Practice Points – Hardship Waivers at US Consulates.”
  • 2011
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Annual Conference, San Diego, CA
  • “Waivers Before Consulates” and “Waivers Before Immigration Court.”
  • 2011
  • AILA Texas Chapter Conference, Austin, TX
  • I-601 Waivers: Determining What Misery “Matters”
  • 2010
  • AILA National Conference, Washtingon, D.C.
  • Non-Criminal Waivers: Lying, Cheating and Sneaking Around Only Works in Country Music.
  • 2010
  • AILA Fall Conference, San Antonio, TX
  • Proving Lawful Admission and Cancellation of Removal in Mexican Cases
  • 2010
  • AILA Texas Chapter Fall Conference, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico
  • Waivers: Determining When a Waiver is Required and Tips for a Successful I-601 Application
  • 2010
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Speaking Engagements

  • Federal Bar Association Border Conference, El Paso, TX
  • Immigration Basics: Family-Based, VAWA, and U Visa
  • 2015
  • AILA Georgia Alabama Chapter Conference. Atlanta, GA
  • Stateside Waivers
  • 2015
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Annual Conference, Washington, DC
  • The Art of Storytelling
  • 2015
  • AILA Paralegals Conference
  • Adjustment of Status and Consular Processing
  • 2015
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Federal Litigation Conference, Las Vegas, NV
  • Immigration Detention and the Great Writ: INA §236 and 28 USC §2241
  • 2014
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Annual Conference, Boston, MA. Discussion Leader
  • I-601 waivers
  • 2014
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Colorado Chapter Rocky Mountain Conference, Denver, CO
  • How to Prepare a Winning Individual Hearing.
  • 2014
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Texas Chapter Conference, San Juan, PR
  • Advanced Issues on Motions to Reopen
  • 2014
  • New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association CLE, Las Cruces, NM
  • Latest Trends in Immigration Courts in NM
  • 2014
  • American Immigration Council Litigation Institute, Washington, D.C.
  • Experts in Immigration Cases
  • 2013
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Minnesota Chapter Conference, St. Paul, MN
  • Provisional Waivers
  • 2013
  • Federal Bar Association Immigration Law Seminar, Memphis, TN
  • E-42B Non-LPR Cancellation Before the Immigration Judge
  • 2013
  • Federal Bar Association Immigration Law Seminar, Memphis, TN
  • Waivers of Inadmissibility in Removal Proceedings – Advanced
  • 2013
  • Waivers of Inadmissibility in Removal Proceedings – Advanced
  • How to Prepare and File a Provisional ULP I-601 Waiver
  • 2013
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA
  • I-601 Waivers: Tips and Tricks From the Experts
  • 2013
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Colorado Chapter Rocky Mountain Conference, Black Hawk, CO
  • Advanced Issues in Adjustment of Status.
  • 2013
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Texas Chapter Conference, San Juan, PR
  • IV Waivers and Parole
  • 2013
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Federal Litigation Conference, Las Vegas, NV
  • Filing the Case and Post-Filing Issues
  • 2012
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Texas Chapter Conference, Albuquerque, NM
  • The Camino Real May Be Right Here! IV Waiver Panel: Stateside Processing of 10-year Bar Waivers
  • 2012
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Annual Conference, Nashville, TN
  • I-601 Waivers: If Forgiving You Was Easy Everyone Would Get a Waiver
  • 2012
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Colorado Chapter Rocky Mountain Conference, Black Hawk, CO
  • Filing Your First Petition for Review
  • 2012
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Mexico City Chapter Conference, Mexico City, Mexico
  • I-601 Waivers: What’s In Store Next?
  • 2012
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Texas Chapter Conference, Oklahoma City, OK
  • ’All Er Nuthin’’: Practice Points – Hardship Waivers at US Consulates
  • 2011
  • Federal Bar Association Immigration Law Seminar, Memphis, TN
  • Waivers Before Consulates” and “Waivers Before Immigration Court
  • 2011
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Annual Conference, San Diego, CA
  • Waivers: Tips from the Experts
  • 2011
  • Web Seminar
  • Understanding 245(i) Adjustment
  • 2010
  • Texas Chapter Conference, Austin, TX
  • I-601 and 212(h) Waivers
  • 2010
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Annual Conference, Washington, DC
  • Non-Criminal Waivers of Inadmissibility and Removal
  • 2010
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Fall Conference, San Antonio TX.
  • Hot Topics in Mexican Removal Cases
  • 2010
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Texas Chapter Conference, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico
  • Waivers in Court and Before USCIS, DOS & CBP
  • 2010
  • American Immigration Lawyer’s Association Annual Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • “INA 245(i) an Old but Helpful Friend.”
  • 2009
  • Immigration Law for Students, Lubbock, Texas
  • F-1 Students
  • 2009
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Texas Chapter Conference, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico
  • Recent Litigation Developments in 245(i) Trumping and Padilla Caldera v. Gonzales
  • 2009
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Criminal Removal Conference, Boston Massachusetts
  • Defining ‘Conviction’
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

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Immigration Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Olsi is extremely knowledgable about the law and is an excellent advocate for his clients. I highly endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Olsi Vrapi provides a valuable service on Avvo. He has an excellent rating and dedicates himself to being the best. (insert) law is not easy, and he is up to the task! He also gives excellent answers to user questions on this site. I am happy to endorse him."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 06
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Mr. Vrapi has the tenacity to take on complicated and difficult cases. He uses his vast knowledge of immigration law, "crimigration" law, and more to craft truly creative solutions in order to help clients' to realize their immigration dreams. Having lived through the immigration process himself, he also has personal knowledge of the high-stakes of immigration cases."
Immigration Attorney | Sep 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I worked with Olsi on a federal criminal case that involved immigration law. I needed an expert. Olsi was more than that. He was unbelievably knowledgeable and had an amazing ability to convey his expertise in understandable terms. He is an excellent lawyer, and I wholeheartedly endorse him."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"Olsi Vrapi is an exceptionally brilliant attorney who wins the "unwinnable" cases with his creative legal arguments. He is at the forefront of shaping immigration law, and his talent has been widely recognized by the American Immigration Lawyers Association in honoring him with the 2012 Joseph Minsky Young Lawyer Award and other awards."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Albuquerque Immigration Lawyer Olsi Vrapi
Olsi Vrapi
Immigration Attorney
Albuquerque, NM
Licensed for 15 years