Is DNA Testing a requirement by USCIS?
No. DNA testing is not a requirement by the United States Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS). Instead, it is a voluntary option that a USCIS officer may provide a petitioner to prove a claimed biological relationship.
The option to perform a DNA test may be offered when the primary evidence submitted with your visa application is insufficient. USCIS may opt to issue the petitioner an I-130 Request For Evidence letter with a list of secondary evidence options to prove a claimed biological relationship. Some of the options are as follows.
1. Provide secondary evidence of the beneficiary’s birth to prove claimed biological relationship
2. Provide Governmental, medical, religious, school, financial, employment, residential records that reflect the names of your spouse
3. If there were any personal, societal, or historical circumstances that prevented the birth from being registered.
These are a few examples of things immigration may mention when asking a petitioner to submit secondary evidence. In addition to the above-mentioned examples, USCIS encourages the petitioner and beneficiary to undergo voluntary DNA testing with an alleged biological father, mother, or alleged biological sibling.
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