Immigration DNA Testing
What is Immigration DNA testing?
An Immigration DNA test is a genetic test that is provided as an option when United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), U.S. Embassy or Passport Agency when a petitioner did not submit enough evidence to prove a biological relationship.
When is a DNA test required for immigration purposes?
DNA testing is voluntary and not a mandatory requirement. Performing a genetic test to prove a biological relationship is provided as an option when the primary evidence submitted to USCIS or an Embassy is insufficient.
The most common relationship tests performed for immigration testing purpose are Paternity, Maternity, and Sibling DNA Testing.
RFE USCIS DNA Test:
A I-130 Request For Evidence (RFE) is an office action that USCIS issue to petitioners when insufficient evidence was not provided to prove a claim biological relationship with the beneficiary.Genetic testing is oftentimes an option USCIS will provide to petitioners as one of many options to provide proof of a claimed biological relationship. This is not mandatory. It is a voluntary option for evidence submission.
U.S. Embassy DNA Test:
A U.S Embassy DNA test for the purposes of evidence submission to prove biological relationship occurs when an Embassy or Consulate issue an office action to the beneficiary when evidence is insufficient. This testing option is not mandatory, it is voluntary option.
Sample Collection Process:
The method of DNA sample collection is performed by cheek buccal swab. Blood is also a viable option which has a similar accuracy that is a collected testing option that the requesting Immigration office will recognize.DNA sample collections can occur both domestically or internationally.
Domestic DNA Sample Collections:
A domestic DNA sample collect refers to either the petitioner and/or beneficiary’s samples being collected in the United States.
International DNA Sample Collection:
International DNA collections requires either beneficiary and or the petitioner to have their genetic samples collected in a country abroad.It should be noted that DNA sample collection appointments are coordinated by a US.Consulate or Embassy. Our partner laboratory does not schedule appointments i another country.
The average turnaround time can range from 2 to 3 days for domestic DNA testing.For international DNA tests the average turnaround time of 6 to 8 weeks sometimes longer for countries who have not recovered from COVID-19.
All legal DNA testing services we provide are under the strict supervision of our partner AABB Accredited DNA Testing laboratory.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How much does legal immigration DNA test cost?
The pricing starts at $550.00 and up. Please contact our office today at 866-205-8356 to learn more or to schedule an appointment.
Where can I go to perform an immigration DNA Test in my state?
If you are in need of DNA test for immigration purposes. Contact our office today at 866-205-8356 to speak with one of our DNA consultants to learn more about the process.
Is immigration DNA Testing mandatory?
No. DNA testing is voluntary and is provided as an option by USCIS on their I-130 Request For Evidence office action documents.