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Family Reunification DNA Testing Process

The journey towards family reunification can be an emotional and time-consuming process. We understand the difficulties of being separated from your loved ones and navigating the complex immigration system.

If you are you petitioning for a family member and you are lacking sufficient evidence for your immigrant visa (IV) application. Below we provide an overview the DNA testing evidence submission process.

What is an Immigration DNA Test?

A DNA immigration test is a testing option used by a petitioner to prove a biological relationship between a parent and child or with siblings. It should be noted that DNA Testing is not mandatory. Opting to perform a genetic test does not immigration will grant your visa.

We recommend that you contact our office at 888-204-0583 for a free phone consultation for information about the testing process.

Below is a brief overview of what you can expect to experience going through this process:

1. In order to perform a genetic test for immigration secondary evidence submission purposes. The petitioner must receive a Request For Evidence letter from USCIS, a U.S. Embassy/U.S. Consulate, or U.S. Passport Agency.

Please note, that performing a standard legal genetic test without receiving a Request For Evidence letter is not recommended. A non-immigration legal relationship test does not adhere to immigration’s standard for establishing a proper chain of custody for evidence submission.

In the event, you perform a non-immigration test please keep in mind you may have to perform a second DNA relationship test to remain compliant with the DNA immigration testing process.

2. Upon receipt of your RFE letter contact our office at 888-204-0583 to get started.

3. Your case will be initiated by our partner AABB Accredited Lab.

4. An appointment will be scheduled for the petitioner if located in the United States and the lab will ship a DNA kit to the Embassy or Consulate.

Please note: All international DNA specimen collection appointments are handled specifically by an Embassy or Consulate official and not by the lab. Therefore the Embassy will contact your family directly with instructions regarding the beneficiary’s appointment details.

5. The Embassy and its partner medical facility are responsible for scheduling and coordinating the beneficiary’s DNA specimen collections abroad.

5. Once the beneficiary’s samples are collected they will be shipped back to the lab in the U.S. for testing and analysis.

6. Upon the completion of your results. A copy will be sent to the requesting immigration office and another copy will be sent to your home.

DNA Sample Collection Process:

Inside The United States

All DNA specimen collection for the participants located in the United States will be handled by our partner laboratory. Once the lab performs your case initiation, the coordination of our DNA specimen collection will be scheduled at facility near your home.

Outside The United States

DNA specimen collections performed abroad will be handled and supervised by the U.S. embassy or consulate for U.S. passport, immigrant visa or Consular Report Of Birth Abroad (CRBA) cases. Our partner lab will ship the DNA kit to the U.S. embassy or consulate after the petitioner’s DNA sample has been collected in the U.S.

Please note neither petitioners nor beneficiaries cannot directly receive test kits. All DNA specimens are collected via buccal swabs.

Results Accuracy

A Consular Officer and United States Immigration officers are allowed to accept an accuracy of 99.99% and higher to prove a claimed biological relationship.

Lab Accreditation

It should also be noted all DNA tests should be performed by an AABB (formerly known as the American Association of Blood Banks) accredited lab.

All legal testing services we provide are under the strict supervision of our partner AABB-accredited DNA lab. What this means, your results will be recognized by USCIS and U.S. embassies worldwide.

Related Questions

How much does DNA testing cost for immigration?

The cost of an immigration DNA test can vary depending on the type of test. Pricing starts $495.00 and up.

How long does it take for results to be completed?

Results are completed within 3 business days from the date all genetic samples arrive at the lab.

How will Immigration results be submitted to the USCIS?

Our partner AABB accredited lab is responsible for your family’s DNA results to the requesting USCIS or U.S. Passport Agency. A copy will also be sent to your home for your records.

How will Immigration results be submitted to the US Embassy?

Our partner accredited lab is responsible for your family’s DNA results to the requesting Embassy or U.S. Consulate a copy of your results. Results may be shipped or sent by email as per the Embassy or Consulate’s instruction.

When all genetic samples are received by the laboratory the turnaround time for your testing to be completed is 3 business days.

How to get a DNA Test for immigration?

After receiving an I-130 RFE or a letter from a U.S. embassy suggesting your family perform DNA testing. Contact office for a free phone consultation today at 888-204-0583 to schedule an appointment.

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