Immigration DNA Testing

photo of immigration rallyWhen families immigrate to this country, they are required to produce documentation that proves they’re related, such as a birth certificate or school records. But there are times when these aren’t enough for authorities because they may not be conclusive. In these cases, immigration DNA testing may be required to ensure the immigration.

The person petitioning for immigration would then be tested, along with all beneficiaries who are coming into the country. The cost of the test is the responsibility of the petitioner.

Normally, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is the department that would request immigration DNA testing. This would occur if the documents the petitioner supplied in the interview weren’t sufficient.

To find out more about immigration DNA testing, contact Choice DNA today at 800-219-4362. We’ll go over the entire process with you and will make it as painless as possible!

Our Process

Immigration DNA TestingWhen a family is told by the USCIS to get immigration DNA testing done, it’s regarded as a key piece of evidence when it comes to their approval to be allowed to live in the country.

That’s why it’s important to have the testing done by a reputable laboratory. Our lab, DNA Diagnostic Center, is accredited by the AABB (formerly the American Association of Blood Banks) and holds international certifications from ACLASS Accreditation Services.

How To Start:

  1. File your I-130 form: This form is a Petition for Alien Relative and the very first step to bringing your family or relatives to the United States of America. Upon filling out this form, your request will be assessed by the USCIS or the agency you are filing through. Once reviewed, you may receive paperwork to have DNA testing completed to prove your relationship with the individual.
  2. Call Choice DNA: Once you receive the paperwork requesting immigration DNA testing, you will need to contact an accredited testing laboratory to have immigration DNA testing completed. A full list of providers can be found on the AABB website. If you have trouble finding them, please let us know. Give us a call at 800-219-4362.
  3. Copy Your Paperwork: Many agencies may need to see the I-130 form, USCIS DNA request. Keep a copy on hand for your records as well as a copy to present when requested.

To get started on your procedure, the lab will need your file or case number, the names of the people who are to be tested and their relationships to one another. The lab you choose must follow AABB regulations for immigration DNA testing and will schedule a date to collect your DNA sample in the United States. It’s wise to only use laboratories on the AABB website for this type of test. For your beneficiary or relative, a DNA collection kit will be received at the embassy within the country of origin. Once both samples are received, the lab or your choice will begin immigration DNA testing proceedings. Once the testing is complete, you should receive the results directly to the requested immigration office in the home country and to the USCIS. Be sure to request a copy to you, the petitioner, for your case and records.

Top-quality Immigration DNA Testing

Call our office to talk to a personal consultant who will work with you throughout the process. We’ll never ask for any payment over the phone, but we’ll gladly point you in the correct direction.

If one or both parents is already a U.S. citizen and they want to bring a biological child into the country, immigration DNA testing will also be required.

If you have any questions at all about immigration DNA testing, contact the caring professionals at Choice DNA at 800-219-4362. Remember 3rd party companies are not the best fit for immigration testing. It’s wise to only use companies listed on the AABB website.