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extreme hardship documentationWhat is a psychological evaluation for hardship waivers?

An immigration psychological evaluation for hardship waivers is an independent medical examination of mental health issues.  The immigration psychologists conducts interviews and psychological testing to determine if the individual suffers from or is at risk of developing mental health complications.

How do I prepare for a psychological evaluation for hardship waiver?

There are a few things you can do to prepare.  Confirm your appointment and arrive on time.  Bring with you any mental health records as well as current medical diagnoses and current medications.

Try to relax and allow the immigration psychologist to guide you through the evaluation process.  The immigration psychologists will have specific questions, and you should provide complete and honest answers.  The immigration psychologists will also administer psychological tests.  Be prepared to answer personal questions in a forthright manner.  All questions and testing are meant to gather information relevant to the hardship evaluation.

The evaluation will be several hours long.  Thus, be sure to rest and eat before the time of your appointment.

What do I have to bring to the psychological evaluation for hardship waiver?

It would be helpful to bring previous mental health records as well as your current medical diagnoses and current medications.

How can I prove extreme hardship? 

Just tell your personal and family story and complete the psychological tests administered by the immigration psychologist.

The immigration psychologist will ask you questions about your personal history, family structure, and personal experiences.  The goal of these questions is to gather as much information as possible about your background, medical history, and mental health history.  Psychological testing will be used to assess your emotional and mental health functioning.

Ultimately, you can prove hardship by participating in the evaluation, answering all questions, and completing the psychological tests that are meant to document that unique hardships present in your case.

How do immigration psychologists and immigration attorneys work together in hardship waivers?

Immigration psychologists and Immigration Attorneys have a working relationship that must protect the independence of opinion and the objectivity of each professional.

Immigration psychologists must understand rules of admissibility to determine whether the testing and procedures used are valid and reliable enough to stand the scrutiny of the court and other experts.  Immigration psychologists must understand how to provide testimony as required by the case.

How can I contact an immigration psychologist?

Immigration Psychology, Inc. has Florida immigration psychologists, North Carolina immigration psychologists, South Carolina immigration psychologists, and experts in other states.


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