Immigration Evaluations

Psychological Hardship Assessments for Immigration Purposes

A psychological evaluation may be required in immigration court in order to assess extreme hardship in an individual. This specific assessment is a tool used in court in order to better understand the negative consequences associated with deportation. Psychological hardship may include:

  • Emotional
  • Physical
  • Educational
  • Financial
  • Social

Below are four different immigration proceedings in which a psychological evaluation or a psychosocial evaluation can be useful:

  • Extreme Hardship
  • Spouse Abuse (VAWA)
  • U-Visa
  • Political Asylym

What does the evaluation include? 

  • Collection of data prior to the interview
  • Comprehensive interview including immigration proceedings, social-emotional history, discussion of hardships experienced, any information relevant to the immigration process.
  • Objective and subjective assessments/tools in order to measure psychological distress
  • Comprehensive report

If you or you know someone who is dealing with immigration court and immigration issues, a psychological hardship assessment may be the key to keeping your loved ones together.