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    Immigration Evaluation

    Laura L. Steele, PsyD and Associates, offers professional immigration evaluations. With a commitment to excellence, professionalism, and compassion, we stand as a beacon of support for individuals navigating the complexities of immigration, providing them with the clarity and understanding needed to embark on new horizons. 

    We are available to offer VAWA for asylum seekers/torture survivors and survivors of domestic violence, sex, and labor trafficking, and other violent crimes.

    We offer support in Hindi, Gujarati, Punjabi, Urdu

    We offer immigration evaluations for the following scenarios:

    Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)

    Extreme Hardship




    A psychological immigration evaluation is an essential step in obtaining legal status in the US but does not guarantee success. The evaluation is an in-depth conversation with a mental health professional followed by a written report. These assessments can help a court determine whether an individual and/or their family can lawfully remain in the U.S.

    You will meet with one of our qualified therapists, and they will ask you about your family history, work history, and medical and psychiatric history. Afterward, they will provide a written report of your evaluation to be sent to your lawyer. This report may include diagnostic information, including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, or other mental health disorders. Our immigration evaluations may take place virtually or in person.

    For each case, we offer:

    · Comprehensive clinical interview through in-person or secure video conferencing, usually lasting 3-5 hours.

    · A high-quality report within two weeks of the initial evaluation.

    · Collaboration with legal or another professional to ensure consistency and that legal standards are met.

    · Client referrals for follow-up mental health services.

    · We do NOT offer oral testimony or expert witness.

    How much does an immigration evaluation cost?

    · The rate for an immigration evaluation is $300 per hour, with an estimated time commitment of three to five hours.

    · Standard service 2 weeks (14 business days between interview and report submission)

    · Additional $200 rush fee for a 7-day turnaround

    · Payment is accepted through Cash or Check, due before the evaluation.

    · Payment plans are available. Full fee is due at time of evaluation.

    · Cancellation policy is 48-hours.