IDTO assists families with DNA relationship testing services for the purposes of providing additional evidence for families who are in need of providing additional proof to USCIS. Below is a brief outline of what you can expect from the 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.
After receipt of your request letter, You may contact our office to learn about DNA sample collection appointments at 877-680-5800. All DNA tests for immigration purposes are under the strict direction of an AABB Accredited Laboratory to ensure the proper legal chain of custody testing is performed. To learn more about our relationship testing services please call 877-680-5800.
Once your samples are collected and arrive at the DNA lab. The laboratory will ship a DNA kit to the Embassy in your country on your family’s behalf.
Embassies are responsible for coordinating DNA sample collections abroad.
After your family members samples are collected, they will be shipped back to the AABB Accredited Laboratory.
Once all samples arrive at the laboratory they will be analyzed and a copy of the completed DNA result will be sent to the requesting immigration office. A copy will be mailed out to the petitioner.
DNA testing is often times an option provided by USCIS to allow families the opportunity to provide the highest frequency to prove a biological relationship between two or more members of a family. If USCIS decides the evidence your family submitted is insufficient. Immigration may decide to mail out a Request for Evidence letter to the petitioner. The most commonly issued request for evidence letters are I-130 or I-797 E forms.
Below are quick links to answers to the questions listed below on this page.
What is USCIS DNA Testing?
USCIS DNA Test
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How to get started with DNA testing to acquire a Passport?
Is a DNA test required for immigration?
How much does a DNA Test cost for Immigration purposes?
In addition to providing a professional DNA relationship testing sample collection service. IDTO prides itself on sharing information that will help you make the best-educated decision for your family. Below are some of the most frequently asked questions regarding USCIS DNA testing.
A USCIS DNA test is a DNA Test requested by one of immigration’s USCIS service centers that require families to provide biological proof of relationship by way of a DNA Test.
Domestic DNA testing for immigration purposes is a DNA Test when all parties involved in the testing live in the United States.
International DNA testing for immigration purposes is when one or more parties live in their respective country of origin. If one family member lives in the US that family member will have his or hers sample collected here in the U.S. The other party who lives abroad will have their DNA sample collected by the US Embassy. To learn more about our relationship testing services please call 877-680-5800.
When your family is given the option to provide proof of a biological relationship for two or more of your family members by immigration. There are only two types DNA Tests your family can expect to perform. 1. Paternity Test and 2. Maternity DNA Test.
If your family situation does not allow for you to fall under any of the above mention options. It is important for you to discuss this with immigration to allow you to provide another form of biological proof by performing a Sibling DNA Test or an Avuncular DNA Test.
The process is similar to the U.S. Embassy and USCIS request for evidence to provide proof of a biological relationship with two or more family members. In order to submit a DNA test result to a Passport Agency, your family must receive a letter from the Passport Agency requesting a DNA test.
Once you receive the letter you can begin your search for an accredited DNA relationship testing services. We use facilities that are accredited by the AABB to conduct legal, chain of custody testing for immigration purposes. To learn more about our DNA relationship testing services call 877-680-5800.
Currently, Immigration does not mandate DNA testing but it appears to be strongly suggested option being that DNA testing is the strongest evidence to provide proof of a biological relationship between two or more persons.
The price for DNA Tests will vary depending on your family’s situation. There are no hidden costs with our fees. The price of your DNA Test will include all shipping fees and domestic sample collection fees. International DNA sample collections will require a fee by the embassy appointed sample collector. To learn more about our relationship testing services please call us today at 877-680-5800.
AABB is short for American Association of Blood Banks. This is the accrediting body that Immigration trusts to ensure that all labs who acquire an accreditation have the standards to perform Legal DNA testing and DNA Testing for Immigration purposes.
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