Immigration evaluations are health/psychological assessments that licensed clinicians provide to individuals seeking to resolve their immigration status.
Immigration evaluations are critical in explaining the mental health state of the applicant, describing the trauma they have experienced, and the long-term psychological challenges related to their immigration status.
Payments can be broken up into two payments.
One at the start of the evaluation and the remaining balance once evaluation is complete.
Analysis of 540 asylum seekers in 2015 Received psychological or medical evaluation
~90% asylum granted
National average 48% asylum granted
(Source: Boodman, Eric (January 25, 2017) Fleeing violence, asylum-seekers rely on psychologists to back up their story.
Stat Special Report Retrieved online from: https://www.statnews.com/2017/01/25/asylum-seekers-psychologists)
Psychological evaluations can play a critical role in the success of an asylum case. According to a 2008 study published in the Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, asylum cases with psychological evaluations were 89% successful, contrasting the 37.5% national average without one.
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