Immigration Evaluations


We specialize in comprehensive evaluations to help you and your attorney identify the psychological distress you or your family would experience if you were deported.

An in-depth psychological assessment is essential when applying for asylum due to psychological hardship, emotional distress, or cognitive impairment.

How we can help

We take a collaborative approach and work with you, your family, and your attorney when we complete your evaluation. Our in-depth assessment will identify the psychological impact and distress that deportation will have on you and your family.

A Psychlogical evaluation can be beneficial for the following situations:

  • Extreme Psychological Hardship
  • Political Asylum
  • Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)
  • Citizen Examination Waiver (N-648)
  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
  • U-Visa
  • T-Visa

What to expect

Our immigration evaluations typically involve:

  • A clinical interview with you and close members of your family. The interview will help us understand important psychological, medical, and social background information, and your current cognitive and psychological functioning.
  • Consultation with your attorney to determine the type of waiver that will be best suited for your case.
  • A review of medical, psychological, and other collateral documents that help us have a better understanding of your psychological and emotional functioning.
  • We will administer psychological and neuropsychological tests to objectively assess for mental health diagnoses and/or cognitive impairment.  We will administer and interpret paper and computer-based tests to assess for:
    • General intellectual abilities
    • Higher level executive skills such as reasoning and problem solving
    • Attention and concentration
    • Language comprehension and communication
    • Visual-spatial skills and perception
    • Memory impairment
    • Motor and sensory skills
    • Mood and personality
    • Psychological diagnoses
  • After we complete the evaluation, we will write a comprehensive report that integrates our findings and give it to your attorney.