International DNA Paternity Testing

International DNA Testing is a topic many people are curious about and would like to know how or if the process can be performed. In this post we will discuss if international paternity testing is possible and how it would work.

Can I perform an International Paternity Test?

Yes. Performing an paternity test with the other party living abroad is possible. Below are the circumstances in which it is possible to perform DNA Test internationally.

Immigration DNA Testing

Performing an immigration test to submit evidence to an immigration office like USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) or a U.S. Embassy is the most common international DNA Test option.

In order to use this option you will need petition for your family member. In the event, the petitioner does not provide sufficient evidence. USCIS or the embassy will issue an office action with secondary options of evidence they will accept. Voluntary DNA Testing may be one of the options. 


DNA samples collection appointments are scheduled by an embassy official at the embassy or consulate for the beneficiary. In order remain compliant, using a clinic not recognized by an embassy will not be accepted.

Remember this option can only be used if you are petitioning for family member to get a US visa.

If you are in need of international legal paternity testing. This testing is possible if the DNA testing company like IDTO has collection sites in the country abroad. Please contact our office at 888-204-0583 to inquire about our services in the country abroad.

Adding an alleged father’s name to a birth certificate or for child support. This is for non-related immigration cases.

This testing option is for informational use only. It can be performed if the country abroad where the other party resides allows Home DNA Test kits to be used for testing to their citizens.

How the process works:

International testing has two shipping options.Contact our office at 888-204-0583 order a Home Test Kit.

1. Contact our office at 888-204-0583 order a Home Test Kit. IDTO can handle the international shipping to the party that resides in another country but this option is not available to all countries.

Please note, shipping your DNA test kit abroad will require an additional shipping cost.

2. The customer purchases the kit and handles the international shipping of the DNA test kit themselves. It should be noted that the

Please note, there are some countries we will not be able to ship a DNA Test Kit like France were their rules do not allow peace of mind DNA test.

Please contact our office at 888-204-0583 for questions about international paternity testing today.

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