Mandatory Immigration DNA Testing: Is It Necessary?
Many families who are going through the immigration DNA Testing process often ask the question. Is Immigration DNA Testing necessary?
The answer to this question is “NO”. Currently, Immigration gives the option to perform DNA Testing but, we believe DNA Testing will become a mandatory option in the near future.
IDTO recommends any family who has been given the option to perform DNA Testing should seriously perform this option. The reason being is, performing a DNA test will provide the strongest proof of evidence that will help determine a relationship between family members.
Why does immigration request DNA Tests?
Over the years, there has been an increase of immigrants migrating to the United States. With the increase, comes more potential opportunity for fraudulent practices to take place. USCIS and Embassies have become more vigilant on decreasing the opportunity for fraud. This is why DNA Testing has become an important part of the process. When families do not provide enough evidence which in turn may raise suspicion with your assigned immigration officer they can rest assure there is 99% chance they will perform a DNA Relationship Test.
My child needs a passport, will the Passport Agency request DNA Testing?
Yes, maybe. It is possible for the Passport Agency to request DNA Testing for your family. Remember, when a family is given the option to perform a DNA Test when there is not enough evidence to show a biological relationship between family members.
Can I Enter The U.S without performing a DNA Test?
The answer to this question is most certainly “YES” but the USCIS/Immigration officer will make the decision based on all the evidence submitted.
What would I need to do to get started the Immigration Testing process started?
Simple. Make sure you have a written request from the immigration specifically request your family to perform DNA Testing. Failure to not comply, IDTO will not be able to assist you with the Immigration Paternity process.
All tests are performed by an AABB Accredited DNA Parentage Laboratory and by New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH).
Contact our office at 877-680-5800 and allow one of our IDTO’s trained professional DNA Testing Experts walk your family through the entire DNA Testing process.
If you should have any questions or if you would like to schedule an appointment, please do not hesitate to call 877-680-5800.