Dr. Lombard offers mental health evaluations and psychological evaluations for immigration purposes. All Mental Health Immigration Evaluations are done by Dr. Lombard, who is very experienced in the specific type of evaluation you need for your immigration petition. Immigration evaluations we offer include:
- VAWA Evaluations (Violence Against Women Act Immigration Petitions)
- Hardship Evaluations (Hardship Immigration Petitions)
- Substance Abuse and DUI Evaluations for Immigration
- Criminal Offense / Risk of Recidivism Evaluations for Immigration
- Psychological Evaluations for Immigration
- U-Visa Evaluations
Hardship Immigration Evaluations
Extreme Hardship Assessment for 601-Waiver, Cancellation of Removal for Deportation, and J-1 Visa
When an individual faces deportation, this can be a significant emotional and psychological hardship on their family (spouse, children, or elderly parents). A hardship evaluation done by Dr. Lombard is designed to document and explain this hardship to immigration professionals.
Dr. Lombard conducts in-depth immigration hardship assessments using both clinical interview and objective mental health tests and assessments to produce the best evidence to support your petition. Our office collaborates with immigration attorneys locally and nationally. If you do not have an attorney, our office can refer you to a lawyer who is experienced in immigration matters.
Medical Disability Exception (Form N-648)
In 1994, Congress enacted legislation providing an exception to the English and civics requirements for naturalization applicants who cannot meet the requirements because of a physical or developmental disability or mental impairment.
The English and civics requirements do not apply to naturalization applicants who are unable to comply due to a “medically determinable” physical or developmental disability or mental impairment that has lasted, or is expected to last, at least 12 months. The regulations define medically determinable as an impairment that results from abnormalities which can be shown by medically acceptable clinical or laboratory diagnostic techniques.
Dr. Lombard conducts in-depth medical disability assessments using both clinical interview and objective mental health tests (when needed) to produce the best evidence to support your petition. Dr. Lombard fully completes the N-648 form during the day of your appointment so that you leave with the documentation you need.
Substance Abuse Evaluations for Immigration – Immigration Petition after DUI Arrest
If you have previously been arrested for DUI and are petitioning for a Green Card (permanent resident) or other immigration visa, you will likely be required to receive an evaluation by a mental health professional who is qualified in evaluating substance abuse and risk of repeat DUI (DUI re-offense or recidivism). Dr. Lombard has specific expertise in substance abuse treatment and evaluation, and can help you with this type of immigration evaluation.
Criminal Offense – Risk of Recidivism
If you have been arrested for a crime, either in the United States or in your country or origin and are petitioning for a Visa, Green Card, or Citizenship, you may be required to obtain what is called a Risk of Recidivism Evaluation. This time of evaluation assesses your risk for criminal behavior in the future. Dr. Lombard can conduct specialized objective mental health and psychological testing to determine your risk of re-offense. These Risk of Recidivism evaluations include a comprehensive report that your attorney will submit to immigration officials.
Psychological Evaluations for Immigration
Sometimes, immigration officials will ask for a Psychological Evaluation that does not fall into one of the other categories described here. In those cases, we will work closely with your attorney to determine the issues that need to be addressed in your evaluation and report. Mental Health Assessments and Psychological Evaluations are done by qualified mental health professionals and clinical psychologists, as required by the specific demands of US Immigration Services for the type of visa or status you are applying for.
U-Visa Evaluations – Domestic Violence, Human Trafficking, Sexual Assault, etc.
If you have been the victim of a crime and are cooperating with law enforcement officials in the prosecution of the perpetrators, you may be eligible for a U-Visa. U-Visa Evaluations conducted by mental health professionals are used to document the type and extended of the psychological damage and distress you suffered as a result of your victimization.
Quick Turnaround Times
While great attention and care go into all of our Mental Health Immigration Evaluations, we strive to provide quick turnaround times. Many experts conducting immigration evaluations can take up to one month to even get an initial appointment. In contrast, in our office, you will receive your first appointment within one week, and in most cases, your evaluation report will be completed in two weeks.