Immigration Psychological Evaluations

Coming to the United States is a dream for many immigrants. However, obtaining legal status to remain in the US can be a challenging process. There are certain circumstances in which foreigners and their family members can petition to remain in the US.

Foreigners who are victims of serious crimes, human trafficking, domestic violence, or fear persecution may be eligible for legal status and remain in the United States. In these immigration cases, psychological evaluations are a valuable piece of evidence. 

Psychological evaluations for immigration document:

  • the unique circumstances surrounding an individual’s immigration status in the US
  • any history of abuse and/or trauma
  • mental health conditions
  • current state of mind
  • socio-political conditions in the native country
  • possible emotional impact of deportation on the foreigner and US family members 

Located in Miami, we offer immigration psychological evaluations in English or Spanish.

Our team of licensed psychologists have extensive knowledge and training of cross cultural psychology, trauma, and neuropsychology which allows them to competently work with individuals from a variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds. They also have experience collaborating with attorneys and providing expert testimony in immigration cases. 

Click below to learn more about the different immigration psychological evaluations we offer.

You probably have more questions about our immigration hardship evaluations.

Here are some of the most common questions that people ask us about our psychological evaluations for immigration.

The best way to figure out if you need psychological evaluation for your immigration case is to ask your immigration attorney.  

Please bring the following information with you to the appointment:

  • Immigration attorney’s name and contact information
  • Primary doctor’s name and contact information
  • Psychiatrist’s name and contact information
  • Names of all medications and dosages you are currently taking
  • List of all medical conditions
  • 2 offical forms of photo identifaction

Yes.  The psychologists on staff at Envision Wellness are qualified to complete psychological evaluations for immigration.  They are licensed psychologists on the State of Florida and have completed specific training to conduct these types evaluations.  

Yes.  We can perform these evaluations in other languages with the assistance of a Certified Medical Interpreter or Certifed Court Interpreter fluent in the client’s native language. The client is responsible for the cost of the the interpreter’s time. 

We recommend Verbatim Languages Translators & Interpreters. They provide certified medical translators and interpreters in a variety of languages in the greater Miami area. Costs range from $95 – $160 per hour (2-hour minimum) depending on the language.

Due to the legal nature of these evaluations, family members, friends, or other persons casually known to the client cannot serve as interpreters. We’re sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. 

We can usually complete most hardship evaluations in 14 days or less.  This is enough time in most cases.  However, we can accommodate you if you need the evaluation completed in a faster timeframe, subject to a rush fee. Rush fees are as follows:

$500 More than 72 hours but less than 14 days

$800 72 hours or less

Maybe. However, our psychologists do not accept any form of health insurance. As out-of-network providers, they can give you a superbill (a receipt with medical procedure codes) that you submit to your healthcare insurance company. Your insurance carrier will determine if you are eligible for reimbursement of this evaluation’s cost based on your healthcare plan’s coverage.

You can pay with credit card or cash ($50 discount for cash payments). We require that 50% of the evaluation be paid at the first appointment.  The remaining 50% is expected on the day of the second appointment. We will provide you with a receipt for your records. No additional payment is required at the final session when you receive the evaluation’s results. 

At this time we do not accept personal checks or money orders for this type of evaluation. We’re sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. 

Not this time. Our immigration evaluations are only provided to adults (age 18 and older).

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