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Immigration DNA Test

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If you are sponsoring or petitioning for relatives to come to the U.S. from another country, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), formerly the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service or INS, may require that you prove your relationship by getting an Immigration DNA Test from an AABB accredited laboratory. Health Street can refer you to the appropriate lab which will set up your appointment and arrange for DNA testing in more than 170 countries worldwide. Request information online or call (888) 378-2499.

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Immigration DNA Testing Options

Immigration DNA Test – Request Referral
Health Street refers you to an AABB certified laboratory if you’ve been requested by I.N.S. to prove your relationship to the people you are sponsoring. The cost of DNA testing for immigration can vary according to the country where your family member(s) reside. Request Information

Frequently Asked Questions

How Long Does DNA Testing Take for Immigration?

DNA relationship testing within the U.S. only takes a few days. However, for relatives overseas, the time can vary, depending on that country’s embassy or consulate. Health Street can speed up this process since we have a working arrangement with these global offices.

Is DNA Testing Required for An Immigration Visa?

Although a DNA test is not required, it is the only method apart from legal documents that is accepted for immigration purposes. If you do not have official documentation to prove a biological relationship, a DNA test is required.

How Much Does Immigration DNA Testing Cost?

The cost of DNA testing for immigration can vary according to the country where your family member(s) reside. Lab fees are paid directly to the AABB certified lab. However, the consulate offices in certain countries may charge a small testing fee for your relatives. Also, shipping costs will vary by country.

About Our Immigration DNA Test

How DNA Testing for Immigration Works

Our immigration DNA testing referral services is designed to work smoothly and seamlessly to help expedite what can be a lengthy process. The sponsoring party’s DNA is collected in a clinic that is located domestically, while the DNA samples of the relatives are typically collected at the U.S. Consulate office in their home country. Their DNA specimens are shipped to the lab where it is analyzed. When the report is complete, the lab submits it to the USCIS. Health Street does not perform immigration DNA tests; rather, we can make the appropriate referral to the correct AABB certified lab that can handle this process for you.

Steps to Complete an Immigration DNA Test

To obtain a DNA test for immigration of a family member, you will need to follow these steps.

The accredited lab will arrange to collect your DNA specimen (by cheek swab) in the U.S. at a convenient location.
You, the petitioner, will arrive at your collection appointment at the lab to get your cheek swabbed. This is an easy process.
The lab will ship a DNA collection kit to the U.S. Consulate in the applicant’s country of residence.
The U.S. Consulate will arrange to collect DNA samples from your relative(s).
Once completed, the lab will send your DNA test results directly to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
Important Notes

To get a DNA immigration test, you must have paperwork from the USCIS that asks you to get the test. This type of DNA testing is not available unless it is specifically requested by the United States government.

Immigration DNA test collection must be pre-scheduled through the AABB accredited lab that we will refer you to.