DNA Testing For Immigration Purposes
IDTO provides Immigration DNA testing and sample collection services when USCIS or a U.S. Embassy sends you a Request for Evidence letter for New York, New Jersey, and the entire United States immigrant families. Since 2004, We have prided ourselves on helping immigrants and providing families have the best, most informative experience in the industry. The facilities we partner with are accredited by the AABB to conduct Immigration and legal chain of custody testing.
IDTO has helped hundreds of immigrant families with their relationship DNA testing needs and we look forward to having an opportunity to help your family with their DNA relationship testing needs.
Types of immigration testing services options available:
- Paternity Testing
- DNA Sibling Relationship Testing
- Maternity Testing
If you are in need of an immigration DNA testing service that is knowledgeable, reliable, and professional. Please do not hesitate to contact our office at 877-680-5800.
- The petitioner will receive a letter or email from USCIS, Embassy, or Passport Agency requesting your family to provide additional proof of a biological relationship.
- Please note: The facilities we partner with are accredited by the AABB (formerly known as the American Association of Blood Banks) to conduct Immigration and legal chain of custody relationship testing services.
- Once your genetic samples are collected and arrive at the lab. The laboratory will ship a test kit to the Embassy to your home country’s Embassy on your family’s behalf.
- Embassies are responsible for coordinating DNA sample collections abroad not the lab. After your family members’ DNA samples are collected, they will be shipped back to the laboratory.
- Once all samples arrive at the laboratory they will be tested and analyzed and, a copy of the completed DNA test result will be sent to the requesting immigration office. An additional copy of your result will be emailed to you, along with a physical copy of your result being mailed to your home.
- It is important to note, all immigrant family relationship testing services have an average turnaround time of 6 to 8 weeks to be completed, sometimes longer depending on the Embassy’s workload. If you are performing a domestic DNA test where all parties reside in the United States. The average turnaround time for your results is 1 to 3 business days.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does Immigration DNA Testing cost?
The cost of a relationship test for the purposes of immigration will depend upon how many people are involved with your immigration DNA test and the location of all the parties involved. Pricing starts at $450.00 and up. To learn more about our relationship testing services please call our office today at 877-680-5800.
Is a DNA Test required for immigration?
How we understand it, Immigration offices USCIS, Embassies, or the Passport Agency did not make it mandatory for your family to perform a genetic test. What these agencies suggest is that families who lack submitting enough primary evidence to USCIS or Embassy can perform genetic relationship tests to prove a biological relationship to their family members.
How do I begin an Immigration DNA Test?
As stated earlier, Once you receive either a Request for Evidence letter, Passport Agency Request Letter, or U.S. Embassy request letter. Contact IDTO to schedule your sample collection appointment today at 877-680-5800 to schedule an appointment today.
How long does it take to get a visa after DNA results?
Over the years, we have been contacted by many families whose genetic samples we have collected, and they wanted to share the great news of their family members receiving their visas. During these conversations with our clients over the years, we learned that the response to interview dates seems to vary. According to our clients that we have helped in the past. Receiving an interview date can range anywhere from 30 to 90 days. Please keep in mind that the length of time for receiving a response from USCIS or an Embassy will be predicated on the case officer handling your family’s case.
What type of DNA sample will be used for my DNA Test?
The most commonly used method of DNA sample collection is done by using a buccal swab to collect genetic samples. Blood samples are an option but are seldom used option. Both cheek swab samples and blood samples have similar accuracy.