Bay Area Center for Immigration Evaluations



Your case deserves the best.
We know what you need.

Trauma Evaluations (U Visa, T Visa, Asylum, VAWA petitions)
Hardship Evaluations (I-601 & I-601a Waivers)

Mental Health evaluations and written reports only; not available to serve as expert witnesses.

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Our Immigration Evaluations Include:

- A thorough biopsychosocial history.
- Behavioral observations and interpretations.
- Clinical assessment, interpretation of symptoms, and DSM 5 diagnoses.
- Administration of validated symptom screening tools and severity measures to support clinical diagnoses.
- Culturally sensitive de-stigmatization of symptoms and referrals for ongoing treatment, as indicated.

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Our Team

At Bay Area Center for Immigration Evaluations, we pride ourselves on being skilled, thorough, and compassionate.

All of our contracted clinicians are:

  • Bilingual (English/Spanish)

  • Fully licensed in the State of California

  • Trauma-trained and Trauma-informed

  • Experienced in addressing the unique cultural needs of immigrant, LGBTQ, and transcultural individuals and families.

Currently we offer:

  • In-person Evaluations in and around the San Francisco Bay Area.

  • Virtual/Online Evaluations for any CA resident (with stable internet access and a computer or a smartphone with a camera).

We are actively growing - Sign up for our newsletter to receive updates as we expand throughout the Bay Area and beyond!


Trauma Evaluations (U Visa, T Visa, Asylum, & VAWA Petitions):
$600 (includes evaluation and report)

Hardship Evaluations (I-601 & I-601a Waivers)
$750 (includes evaluation and report)

Payment plans are available

Reports are completed and submitted to referring immigration attorney within two weeks of evaluation date (subject to full payment).


Refer Your Client Today!

A Mental Health or Psychological Evaluation is a valuable piece of evidence.
Strengthen your immigration case today!

Bay Area Center for Immigration Evaluations provides downloadable bilingual (English/Spanish) Referral Sheets - specific to the visa or waiver for which your client is applying. These can be printed and given directly to your clients; they include all the information your client needs to know about what to expect from the evaluation and how to call to schedule an appointment.

Referring your clients couldn't be any easier! 

Unfortunately, we do not have the capacity to serve as expert witnesses in court proceedings at this time; if you suspect your client's situation will require this, we would be happy to provide you with local referrals.


trauma evaluations (u visa, T Visa, Asylym, & VAWA Petitions)

Our Trauma Evaluations take a deep look into the impact that the trauma in question has had on a client's overall mental health as well as their functioning. The report clearly differentiates the client's mental state pre- and post-trauma and includes clinical diagnoses.

Many clients have a long, intense history of trauma. At BACIE, we deeply understand the complexity of chronic exposure to stress and have the skills to assess the cumulative psychological impact over time as well as the changes related to discrete incidents within a larger story. 

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Hardship Evaluations (i-601 & i-601a waivers)

Our Hardship Evaluations are both broad and deep, assessing the diverse ways one may be impacted by a loved one's inadmissability.

Multiple areas of life are explored and assessed: Health, Mental Health, Work & Finances, Education, Personal Considerations, and Special Factors, among others. Each of these areas of potential hardship is assessed from both 1) the perspective of the resident/citizen remaining in the US without their spouse or family member and 2) the perspective of the resident/citizen leaving the US with their spouse or family member.

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BACIE Testimonials

Our office has referred clients to BACIE for quite some time and we have always been impressed with their work. BACIE goes to great lengths to provide the highest quality services. They really do go the extra mile - always professional, kind, and prompt with follow up and communication. They generate very thorough reports in a timely manner and we exclusively recommend them for all our evaluation needs. I recommend BACIE to all of my colleagues and clients. They simply are the best.
— Jason Mustard, Esq. (Albany, CA) 6/19/18