Immigration DNA Testing
The U.S. government will accept DNA testing as proof of a biological relationship if other forms of credible proof like legal records, marriage certificates, photographs, etc. are unavailable.
This is the only kind of non-documentation the government will accept as proof of biological relationship for immigrant visas.
Immigration DNA Testing is typically recommended 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 such as aunts, uncles, etc., are not as reliable and aren’t 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 is what you need to do:
Call us today.
We are an accredited AABB collection facility and approved to perform your test. Don’t have somebody else call us to schedule – you have to do it directly.
Schedule your test and come in for your appointment.
We’ll retrieve DNA samples by means of a cheek swab. This is quick, painless, and easy. We’ll follow a court-admissible process, meaning the test can be used for all legal (such as immigration) purposes.
It is important you know you’re going to be responsible for all fees associated with this particular test. The government will not pay this cost.
Wait for results.
From that point – we will manage it. We’ll send your test results directly to the U.S. Embassy or Consulate. We will also work together to find a test kit to your relative – it’s important you do not interfere with this procedure or personally deal with any kits or samples as this could interfere with your application procedure.
The U.S. Embassy or Consulate will contact you with the status of your visa application.