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Immigration Psychological Evaluations Specialist

Judy E. Vansiea, DNP, MA, MS, APRN, NPP -  - Psychiatry

Coping Nurse Practitioner in Psychiatry Services

Judy E. Vansiea, DNP, MA, MS, APRN, NPP

Psychiatry located in Uniondale, NY

If you or family members are immigrants and want to legally stay in the United States, turn to the experts at Coping Nurse Practitioner in Psychiatry Services, P.C., in Uniondale, New York. Judy E. Vansiea, DNP, MA, MS, APRN, NPP, offers virtual immigration psychological evaluations for adolescents and adults to help address their mental health challenges and how it affects their family in a legal case. Call the office to book an appointment or schedule one online today. Telehealth appointments are available for those residing in the boroughs of New York such as Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island. Services continue to be available as well to Nassau and Suffolk Counties and all residents of the state of New York; along with all college students needing services within New York.

Immigration Psychological Evaluations Q & A

What are immigration psychological evaluations?

Immigration psychological evaluations are mental health assessments available at Coping Nurse Practitioner in Psychiatry Services, P.C., in which Dr. Vansiea evaluates you and your family’s mental well-being and how it affects your legal case.  

Psychological evaluations completed at Coping Nurse Practitioner in Psychiatry Services, P.C., can strengthen your immigration case by detailing your psychological history and getting an in-depth picture of your mental health and wellness. In addition, the evaluation helps to diagnose if a mental illness exists and make recommendations for treatment referrals too if needed.

Why might I need an immigration psychological evaluation?

Immigration psychological evaluations are beneficial for many immigrants in the United States. The evaluations can help you legally stay in the United States under the following circumstances:

Extreme Hardship Waiver and Cancellation of Removal

In the case of extreme psychological hardship, a US resident or citizen applies for an immigration waiver when the deportation of a family member can cause extreme hardship for the family.

Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)

The Violence Against Women Act offers immigration benefits to women or men who have been mentally, sexually, or physically abused by their spouse who is a US citizen. 

Political Asylum

You might apply for political asylum if you’ve been subjected to abuse or mistreatment in your country of origin due to religious or political beliefs, gender, or ethnicity.

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

If you or a family member petition for a waiver under DACA but have a criminal conviction, a psychological evaluation helps determine if the actions were linked to a mental health disorder or cognitive deficit. 

Citizenship Examination Waiver (N-648)

If you or a loved one experiences a traumatic brain injury, learning disability, dementia, intellectual disability, or another type of cognitive deficit, you may be allowed to get a waiver from taking the US citizenship examination.

U-Visa

If you’re undocumented and living in the US but show that you’ve experienced physical or mental abuse as a victim of a serious crime in the US, you may qualify for a U-Visa.

T-Visa

You might be eligible for a T-Visa if you or your immediate family members are victims of human trafficking and assist law enforcement by testifying against the perpetrators. You must show that being deported will cause severe or unusual harm.

What’s needed during the process of an immigration psychological evaluation?

Before immigration psychological evaluations at Coping Nurse Practitioner in Psychiatry Services, P.C., you’ll need:

  • Completed consent to treat
  • Completed intake forms
  • HIPAA forms
  • Past medical records
  • Diagnostic testing/screenings if needed

 

Specialists at Coping Nurse Practitioner in Psychiatry Services, P.C., are here to help you every step of the way.

What should I expect during immigration psychological evaluations?

Immigration psychological evaluations often involve:

  • Interviews with you and close family members or friends
  • Consultation with your attorney if needed
  • Psychological evaluations
  • Cognitive evaluations
  • Review of medical history and other documents
  • Comprehensive reports for your attorney

 

Immigration psychological evaluations often take 2-4 hours, and they sometimes occur on two seperate appointment days. Dr. Vansiea reserves a maximum of two hours for each appointment day.

She completes evaluations in English, but the opportunity to do evaluations in other languages may be available in the future. Dr. Vansiea offers all evaluations virtually via telehealth visits.

What happens during the process of an immigration psychological evaluation?

You can self-pay for immigration psychological evaluations using a credit card directly through the EHR secure payment option, and the cost varies based on the type of evaluation you undergo. Half of the cost of an agreed-upon fee is required 48-72 hours before your scheduled evaluation. 

The balance fee is needed prior to releasing immigration psychological evaluations to clients or/and their attorneys. Additional fees are assessed and required if a provider must attend your court hearing, and all payments are needed 48-72 hours before the court appearance.

The standard turnaround for immigration psychological evaluation reports is 10-14 business days or expedited 3-5 business days, and the fees are non-refundable. 

You can receive a copy of your psychological evaluation through a patient portal, and your provider faxes a copy to the attorney of record once an authorization for release of records is on file. 

To learn more about immigration psychological evaluations at Coping Nurse Practitioner in Psychiatry Services, P.C., book an appointment by phone or online today.