• to help immigrants achieve
    their immigration goals
    in an efficient manner."
    Federico
    Vargas
    Esq.
  • FREE
    consultation

We are always available for our clients.

Your questions are very important to us. Call us or send us an email
and we will reply the same day.

The Law Offices of Federico Vargas specializes in immigration issues. We offer a variety of services to individuals, families, and businesses world-wide.

We pride ourselves on providing personalized, high quality legal representation.
Each client receives our full attention, and we communicate continuously to keep them fully informed of the status of their case.

To schedule a free initial consultation, contact our Miami Beach office. Our reputation is based upon our goal to provide prompt and attentive service by returning all phone calls the same day.

Schedule your free immigration consultation today. We will evaluate your case in detail and develop a strategy to help you achieve the desired result.

Federico Vargas

Esq.


I know what it is like to be an immigrant to the US. Born and raised in Argentina, I came to the United States in 2008. Since arriving, I have held several immigration statuses. The first time, I came with a J-1 visa, and the second time with a fiancé visa. Then, I became a conditional permanent resident. Two years later, I was able to remove the condition on my residency. Finally, after many years, I became a citizen of the United States.

I know the fear, the uncertainty, and the anxiety that a person experiences while passing through the various and confusing immigration processes. I've been there. That is why I studied and prepared myself, so today I focus exclusively on helping immigrants achieve their immigration goals in an efficient manner.

Education


St. Thomas University School of Law, Miami Gardens, FL
Juris Doctor

Cum Laude (Honors)

Florida International University, Miami, FL
Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management
Summa Cum Laude (Highest Honors)

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PRACTICE AREAS

The Law Office of Federico Vargas represents individuals, families, and corporations from around the world in all aspects of immigration law matters.


Business Immigration

An individual may obtain temporary or permanent residence in the United States based on employment, self-employment, or an investment. Some of the available visas are:

  • L-1 Intracompany Transferees
  • E-1 and E-2 Investor Visas
  • E-3 Visa (exclusive for Australian citizens)
  • O-1 Workers with extraordinary abilities
  • H-1B Specialized Occupations (Professionals)
  • H-1B1 Professionals from Chile or Singapore
  • R-1 Religious Workers
  • TN NAFTA Professionals


CITIZENSHIP / NATURALIZATION

There are 6 requirements to become a US citizen through the naturalization process. You must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age at the time of the application;
  • Be a permanent resident (have a “Green Card”) and demonstrate continued residency in the United States for at least 5 years, or 3 years if you obtained your green card by marriage to a US citizen;
  • Demonstrate that you have been physically present in the United States for at least half of that time;
  • Be a person of good moral character;
  • Read, write and speak basic English (subject to exceptions); and
  • Have a basic understanding of US history and government and demonstrate attachment to the principles and ideals of the United States Constitution.


Family-based Immigration

Family immigration is the process by which a foreign citizen is sponsored by a US citizen or a legal permanent resident (holder of a Green Card).

A citizen of the United States may sponsor and petition spouses, fiancées, parents, children, and siblings.

A permanent resident of the United States may petition spouses and children.


DEPORTATION DEFENSE

Deportation proceedings are initiated by the government when it considers that an individual violated an immigration law. Deportation proceedings begin when the government issues a Notice of Appearance (NTA) to an immigration judge.

The most important thing to remember is that just because deportation proceedings have begun, this does not mean that you will be deported from the United States. There are multiple defenses in deportation cases. For example, you may be eligible for deferred action, asylum, or cancellation of deportation.

If you have any questions or concerns

CALL OR SEND US AN E-MAIL AND WE WILL REPLY THE SAME DAY.

FREQUENT QUESTIONS

Below, our law firm answers our clients’ most frequently asked questions.

The Law Firm specializes exclusively in immigration issues.

We help individuals, families, investors, and businesses emigrate to the United States. We help individuals and families with family petitions, immigrant and nonimmigrant visas, as well as immigration deportation defenses in immigration court. For investors and companies, we represent and advise on investment visas, employment visas, employee transfers, and labor certifications.

We differ from others because of the personalized attention we offer to our clients.

From the moment the client contacts us for the first time until the conclusion of his case, the client always has direct communication with Federico Vargas. Attorney Federico Vargas personally takes your call, talks to you, and immediately answers your questions. In this way, the client feels valued, respected, and confident that an experienced attorney is in full control of their case.

In addition, our firm always remains flexible to the needs of our customers. Our fees are very reasonable compared to other law firms, and we offer payment plans tailored to our clients.

Before making any type of investment, the first step should always be to consult with an immigration lawyer, who specializes in this type of visa. We advise our clients what types of investments qualify for an E-2 visa. We also specialize in forming companies, drafting business plans, and advising investors on the legal requirements for establishing a business in the United States.

Process times vary depending on where the visa petition is filed. If the investor is present in the United States, he can apply for the E-2 visa with the US Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) and wait for the decision in the United States. USCIS offers two levels of services: Premium and Regular. With the Premium service, USCIS is required to adjudicate the E-2 visa petition within a maximum of 15 calendar days. Under the Regular service, USCIS usually takes 3-4 months to adjudicate such requests.

If the investor is outside the United States, the petition must be filed at the US Embassy or Consulate where the investor resides. Processing times vary according to the Embassy or Consulate where the request is filed. Call us and speak directly with Attorney Federico Vargas to determine the requirements about the investor's E-2 visa as it pertains to your specific situation. There is no charge for this initial consultation.

If you received a “Notice to Appear” (NTA), this means that you are in removal/deportation proceedings. You may, however, be eligible for certain defenses to avoid being deported. These defenses include cancellation of deportation, asylum, naturalization, suspension of deportation, among others.

We offer aggressive and effective deportation defenses. Call us to make a free consultation and determine if you are eligible for any type of defense and which would be the best for your specific situation.

A person who has been persecuted or is fearful of persecution based on race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or membership in a specific social group may seek asylum in the United States.

The person must submit their asylum application within the first year of the date of arrival in the United States (subject to certain exceptions).

The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) allows certain victims of domestic violence to become permanent residents of the United States. You may qualify if you are the spouse, child, or parent of a US citizen or the spouse or child of a permanent resident.

You can file an immigrant visa petition, and then obtain the residency without the abuser's knowledge. This allow victims to feel secure and to become independent of the abuser.

The provisions of VAWA apply equally to women and men.

CONTACT US

The Office

  • Address: 1000 5th Street,
    Suite 200-W8
    Miami Beach, FL 33139, USA
    (by appointment only)
  • Phone: +1 (786) 474-1278
  • Email: federico@vargaslaw.com

Business Hours

  • Monday - Friday - 9am to 5pm
  • Saturday - 9am to 2pm
  • Sunday - Closed