DNA Testing For Immigration Purposes
IDTO provides Immigration DNA testing and sample collection services when the United States Citizenship & Immigration Services or a US Embassy sends you a Request for Evidence (RFE) 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 AABB DNA testing accredited laboratories to conduct Immigration and legal chain of custody testing.
IDTO has helped hundreds of immigrant families with their legal relationship DNA testing needs and we look forward to having an opportunity to help your family with their (Deoxyribonucleic acid) DNA relationship testing needs.
Types of DNA immigration testing services options available:
- Paternity Testing (Father & Child)
- DNA Sibling Relationship Testing (Brothers & Sisters who share a common parent)
- Maternity Testing (Mother & Child)
If you are in need of an immigration testing service that is knowledgeable, reliable, and professional. Please do not hesitate to contact our office at 877-680-5800.
Citizenship DNA Testing Immigration Process
- 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 testing samples are collected and arrive at the lab. The laboratory will ship a test kit to the Embassy in your home country on your family’s behalf.
- Embassies are responsible for coordinating international DNA sample collections abroad not the lab. After your family members’ DNA samples are collected, they will be shipped back to the lab.
- 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, that 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.
All of our legal DNA testing services are conducted with a partner AABB accredited laboratory. What this basically means is, that your legal DNA test results will be recognized by Family Court, USCIS, and U.S. Embassies worldwide.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is an immigration DNA Test?
An immigration DNA test is a test that allows immigrant families to submit secondary evidence when the primary evidence submitted to USCIS and/or U.S. Embassy to prove a claimed biological relationship is insufficient.
How much does DNA Testing for immigration 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.
Immigration testing pricing starts at $475.00 and up. To learn more about our relationship testing services please call our office today at 877-680-5800.
When is DNA required for immigration?
Currently, DNA testing is not mandatory. It is a voluntary option which is a strong option to help prove biological relatedness between parents and children or between siblings.
When an Immigration office, US Embassy, or Passport Agency issues a family, normally the petitioner will receive an I-130 Request For Evidence (RFE) letter.
An immigration office may provide DNA testing as an option for evidence submission. A DNA test does not guarantee visa approval for a beneficiary but it is considered an excellent option to help prove a claimed biological relationship.
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 US Embassy request letter.
Contact IDTO to find out more about the process or 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 some of 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 a US Embassy will be predicated on the case officer handling your family’s case.
What type of DNA samples will be collected for DNA Testing?
The most commonly used method of DNA sample collection is 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.
Is DNA testing important for Immigration?
DNA tests can be an important asset for an immigrant family’s immigration case. The reason for this is, that DNA testing allows a petitioner who lacks sufficient primary evidence to submit DNA results to USCIS or a U.S. Consulate/Embassy to definitively prove a claimed biological relationship.
Although submitting a DNA test result does not guarantee your family member will receive their visa. Immigration DNA Testing is strong weighted proof that may be the determining factor on whether you will receive your visa.
When will I receive my immigration DNA Testing results?
The turnaround to receive your DNA test results is 2 to 3 business days from the date, the lab receives all genetics.
Does my DNA test results show my family’s genealogy?
No. DNA relationship testing results show the biological relationship between relatives such as a parent (father or mother) and a child, or a relationship between siblings etc.