When is DNA required for immigration?

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When is DNA required for immigration purposes?

DNA testing is a voluntary option for immigration purposes to help establish a biological relationship between two or more people when there is a lack of evidence to prove a claimed biological relationship. Some of the common examples of genetic relationship tests for immigration purposes are between a child and a parent (paternity or maternity), or between siblings.

This normally occurs when the requesting immigration office USCIS or U.S. Embassy consular officer deems the primary evidence that your family submitted with your visa application or CRBA application to be insufficient. It should be noted that DNA testing is voluntary and does not guarantee acceptance.

What do I need to perform an Immigration Test?

To perform a DNA test for immigration purposes that will be compliant with the requesting immigration office evidence submission guidelines.

First, the petitioner must have received an office action called a Request For Evidence (RFE) letter from USCIS or a U.S. Embassy Consular Officer. Once you have this letter in your possession contact our office at 888-204-0583 to schedule an appointment or inquire about the DNA testing process works.

We do not recommend performing a DNA test before receiving an RFE letter. Doing so may require you to perform a second DNA genetic test. All requesting immigration offices require that you adhere to their guidelines, which include using an AABB-accredited DNA testing laboratory to oversee the process.

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