USCIS Authority To Collect DNA
Over the years, USCIS, Passport Agencies, and Embassies have increased their suggestions for families to provide biological proof of relationship. If your family received a Request for Evidence form like I-797 you may want to listen to the above video. In the video below one of our IDTO DNA Relationship Testing Experts will explain one of the latest amendments to the immigration DNA testing process for families who are petitioning for their sibling/s.
Sibling DNA Test
According to the new amendments set forth by Immigration. Sibling to sibling DNA tests may not be used to show relatedness.
Siblingship DNA tests may show an apparent lack of relationship even if the individuals are full siblings. Because of the variations of genetic contributions by each parent to individual child.
What this basically means is, if an individual is petitioning for his or her sibling. They will be required to have a common biological parent (mother or father) partake in the actual Immigration DNA Testing process. Please keep in mind, the common parent does have to be a part of the immigration process but will need to be a part of the process when one sibling is petitioning for another.
Normally, The paperwork issued by immigration to families requesting them to provide evidence via a DNA test will actually state the above-mentioned requirements.
AABB Accredited Laboratory
All DNA Tests are performed by an American Association of Blood Banks (AABB) Accredited Laboratory. For families who live in New York State. Please note, that your DNA Test will be performed by New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) Accredited Laboratory. What this basically means is, your DNA results will fall in accordance with the way NYS mandates how DNA Testing should be performed within the state.
Families can rest assure their DNA Testing is being handled at the highest frequency with professionalism, confidentiality, and accuracy.
If you should have any questions about USCIS and their new amendments as it pertains to Sibling DNA Testing. Please call to get the full details regarding this process from one of our IDTO DNA Relationship Testing Experts today. Our number to call is 877-680-5800.