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Immigration FAQWhat to expect during an immigration psychological evaluation?

An immigration psychological evaluation is several hours long.  It entails psychological testing and clinical interview, but the exact content will vary depending on the immigration case: hardship waiver, asylum, VAWA, citizenship examination waiver, U Visa, T Visa and other types.

Does immigration require a psychological evaluation?

The immigration attorney will decide whether a psychological evaluation is recommended.  The immigration psychologist can never decided whether or not a case warrants a psychological evaluation.  It is imperative that the immigration psychologist never provides legal advice and only work within their area of expertise.

How much does an immigration psychological evaluation cost?

The cost of the immigration psychological evaluation will vary depending on the type of evaluation and the number of individuals being evaluated.  Before the immigration psychological evaluation, the psychologist will find out the circumstances of the case and establish and exact cost of the evaluation.

What not to say in psychological assessment?

Answer all questions in a forthright manner.  The immigration psychologists will ask questions that are relevant to the case.

What is an immigration psychological evaluation for hardship waivers?

The purpose of an immigration psychological evaluation for hardship waivers is to assess the psychological impact of the hardship on the individual seeking the waiver and to provide evidence to support the hardship waiver request. This may include documenting the psychological symptoms and difficulties experienced by the individual as a result of the hardship, as well as the potential long-term effects of the hardship on the individual’s mental health and well-being.

How do immigration psychologists and immigration attorneys work together?

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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