Immigration Psychological Evaluations

“so, here you are

too foreign for home, too foreign for here.

never enough for both.”

       —Ijeoma Umebinyuo, “diaspora blues. “


Poupak Nikzad, Ph.D. provides psychological evaluations for immigration proceedings, including:

Extreme and Exceptional Hardship (I-601)

Violence Against Women Act (VAWA I-360)


Political Asylum (I-589)

Medical Certification for Disability Exceptions (N-648)


Dr. Nikzad will work closely with your attorney or legal representative to provide a comprehensive Immigration Psychological Evaluation that can add significant value to your immigration case. A Psychological Evaluation is used by immigration courts to decide if an individual can remain lawfully in the United States. Therefore, the evaluation must be conducted by a psychologist knowledgeable about the key aspects of law in immigration-related matters. For the assessment to be useful, the report must meet the legal standards required in immigration cases.

Dr. Nikzad has provided Immigration Psychological Evaluation services to individuals from various cultures and countries, including  Latin America, Eastern Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. As an immigrant, she is sensitive to emotional, cultural, and generational issues that can influence immigration. She appreciates this process can be a stressful and challenging experience for both the U.S. resident/citizen and their non-citizen family member(s). Nikzad (Merrill), Ph.D., strives to make the evaluation process as clear, smooth, and uncomplicated as possible for everyone involved.






5270 College Ave Suite 200A
Oakland , CA 94618

1777 Hamilton Ave Suite 2350
San Jose, CA 95125
(650) 465-0203

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