Immigration evaluations

Your attorney can use a clinical evaluation to support your case and move you forward with your immigration proceedings. It is a valuable tool when applying for an immigration waiver. The clinical assessments we perform are usually for these types of immigration waivers:

  • Extreme Hardship Waivers
  • VAWA (domestic violence)
  • Political Asylum
The psychological evaluation details evidence of the hardship and/or persecution you have experienced to ensure you receive acceptance from the USCIS as an asylum seeker. These reports consist of a thorough document your legal counsel can use to strengthen your court case. For example, while only 30% of asylum seekers total are approved, 90% of those who have a psychological evaluation as part of their asylum application are approved.
The most active part of psychological evaluation with our team will be a clinical interview. It is not meant to be a scary process but more a relaxed discussion with a caring professional. To gather the information, we need to provide USCIS and your legal counsel, we will collect information over two (or more) one-hour sessions.

Session One: An informal interview will assess emotional strengths and weaknesses, mental functioning, and relevant family history. ​

Session Two: Your second session occurs at least a week (7-10 days in most cases) after your first session. It usually lasts approximately 45-60 minutes and consists of a second interview and the completion of diagnostic scales. All of the information gathered during your clinical interviews will be used to create the report that we provide to your legal counsel as part of your immigration process.
The finished report will be professional, truthful, accurate, and thorough, typically about 6-8 pages in length. It will also detail the client’s comprehensive personal history, including educational, medical, emotional, and financial stressors contributing to their desire to obtain an immigration waiver. The report will also include reliable testing and assessments used to diagnose current functioning and summarize the existing coping skills.