Immigration DNA Testing

The U.S. government will accept DNA testing as proof to a biological relationship if other forms of credible proof like legal documents, marriage certificates, photos, etc. are not available.

This is the only form of non-documentation the government will accept as proof of biological relationship for immigrant visas.

Most often, this test will be recommended to you by the Consular Officer.

To get the full details, visit the U.S. Department of State.

Who can be DNA tested for immigration?

The government will only accept the following DNA tests to prove biological relationships – other genetic tests to prove relationships to other family members like aunts, uncles, etc. are not as reliable and therefore not accepted.

  • Paternity Testing for Immigration
  • Maternity Testing for Immigration
  • Sibling Testing for Immigration

How do I get an immigration DNA test?

If the Consular Officer has recommended you get a DNA test for an immigration visa, here’s what you need to do:

Call us.

We’re an accredited AABB lab collection facility and approved to perform your test. Do not have someone else call us to set this up – you need to do it directly. 

Schedule your test and come for your appointment

We will get the DNA sample through a cheek swab. This is quick, easy and painless. We will follow a court-admissible process, meaning the test can be used for all legal (including immigration) purposes.

It’s important you know you’ll be responsible to pay all fees for this test, the government will not cover this cost.

Wait for results.

From there – we will handle it. We will send your test results directly to the U.S. Embassy or Consulate. We will also work with them to get a test kit to your relative – it’s important you do not interfere with this process or personally handle any kits or samples, as this could hinder your application process.

The U.S. Embassy or Consulate will contact you with results and the status of your application.