Performing an Immigration DNA test could help you on your applying for a U.S. resident procedure. Not meaning that your visa or residence will be approved with a positive results. Furthermore, it will help you to speed up the process.
According to that, here you will find all the information and steps you need to follow when performing an Immigration DNA test.
Performing an Immigration DNA test
Most of the cases related to immigration stuff involve a family member who is applying for U.S. resident status in the United States. Sometimes this member does not have a reliable birth certificate or family records available for that application.
This is when USA Immigration DNA testing takes a part to help you with your DNA immigration needs. To determine a family biological relationship, USA Immigration DNA testing compares samples from the family members abroad who are applying for immigration, with existing family members already naturalized.
How to get started?
Per USCIS and other agencies’ requirements, it is necessary that the laboratory who performs an Immigration DNA test must be an AABB accredited one.
Therefore, we want to act as a database for everything related to USCIS DNA and Immigration testing. On our website, you will find updated information on the correct immigration process.
The First three Steps
- You will receive paperwork from USCIS or other agency that requests DNA evidence of relationship between the petitioner and beneficiary
- Contact us by phone to initiate schedule your appointment for immigration DNA test, providing contact information for each person to be tested
- Send/Fax to us a copy of the USCIS or other paperwork requesting testing
Remember: our results are completely confidential. Your private genetic information keeps confidential even from the third parties.
At USA Immigration DNA Testing we understand that in those cases there is so much paperwork to do. In order to save everyone time and trouble, the U.S Department of the State, of Consular Affairs, has outlined six easy steps to follow:
Six steps for performing an Immigration DNA Testing
1. Locate an AABB-accredited facility.
Your first step is look for a lab that counts with AABB accreditation. Samples from family members abroad must occur at the direct supervision of the nearest U-S- embassy or consulate in the country where the relatives live. USA Immigration DNA Testing offers you high quality services and court-admissible DNA tests, under the chain of custody.
2. Collect DNA samples from family members in the United States.
On every Immigration DNA test, the lab uses buccal swabs. This method is non-invasive and makes easier to collect and ship than blood samples. The results are identical in accuracy and reliability.
3. The lab get the samples directly in order to preserve the chain of custody
We will also give instructions to forward the test kit to the U.S. embassy, consulate or domestic passport agency, where an application for a Consular Report of Birth Aboard of a U.S. Citizen (CRBA) or U.S. passport for a blood relative is pending. The DNA testing kit should always go directly from the lab to the consulate to preserve the chain of custody.
4. Finalize payment arrangements with the laboratory.
Before the kit is shipped to the embassy abroad, payment arrangements with the U.S. laboratory must be made. Some laboratories offer paid in full plans as well as deposit plans that allow the individuals to pay for the testing after the appointments, but before the results are released.
5. Wait for the U.S. embassy or consulate abroad to arrange an appointment for DNA collection from your family member.
Once the U.S. embassy or consulate nearest the overseas family member receives the DNA kit from the lab here in the U.S, it will contact the applicant for an appointment to come in and provide DNA sample.
6. Collect DNA samples at the embassy or consulate abroad.
Immigration applicants must perform their DNA samples directly by a designated panel physician or medical technician, in the consular section of the U.S. embassy. The embassy or consulate officers managing the process must witness the testing. The applicant or family members should bring with them to the DNA collection appointment (list may vary by embassy):
- A photocopy of the U.S. citizen parent’s ID
- The passport or CRBA applicant’s birth certificate
- An applicant’s photo
- A receipt from the panel physician showing payment for the DNA collection
- The embassy sends the completed test kit directly to the accredited laboratory in the United States. Applicants, family memebers, lab technicians or any one else can’t relase the test kit to the lab.
The AABB process followed for Immigration DNA Tests
- Our staff schedules your DNA collection appointment in one of the centers near to you
- Our accredited technicians collect your DNA sample
- Then we ship a DNA collection kit to the U.S. embassy / immigration office in beneficiary’s home country
- Embassy / immigration office collects the beneficiary’s DNA sample and ships the samples back to the laboratory
- Once testing is complete, we send the legally defensible test results. Furthermore, we give a clear explanation of the results to the proper immigration authorities and the U.S. petitioner
- Upon receiving all the needed samples, the immigration DNA test is completed in as little as 2 working days. This will depend on the type of test performed
In USA Immigration DNA Testing we understand your effort to obtain a place in the United States or to reunite with your loved ones.
Although, the process of DNA testing for immigration can seem intimidating, we want to make the process easier by helping you through every step along the way.
When DNA Testing for Immigration is Complete
Once the test and the paperwork are completed, we send the results directly to the U.S. embassy. In order to maintain the chain of custody and confidentiality.
The embassy or consulate will make contact with the results in order to continue processing the visa application. Remember to follow the process exactly as described in the five steps listed above, or you may risk encountering significant delays.
If you run into any snags despite adherence to these guidelines, you may want to contact an immigration attorney to help you resolve them.
Immigration DNA Test is a type of DNA Test that is done to check the stated biological relationship as a form of credible evidence along with an IV application.
This tests becomes your best route when there is not sufficient paperwork to prove a biological relation between the petitioner and the beneficiary. We also provide you results that exceed 99.99% accuracy. This is why counting on this testing method ensures that you get the right answers you seek.
It is important to emphasize that USA Immigration DNA Testing is not a laboratory. In addition, we want you to keep in mind that performing an Immigration DNA testing is consider voluntary and does not guarantee that your visa application will be approved. However, a matching DNA testing results helps in expediting the approval process.
Beware of the mistakes
Making common mistakes during the immigration DNA testing process can cost time, money and heartache. However, most can be avoided by understanding the requirements, double-checking information and being proactive in meeting USCIS deadlines.
Here is our suggestions to avoid some mistakes related to Immigration DNA Testing
- Always look for an AABB accredited lab
- Be sure to have up-to-date the paperwork from USCIS, before ordering and paying the lab for your test.
- Do not start too late. Be sure to contact the lab and order the test as soon as they give you an authorization.
- Always double- and triple-check all contact information you provide for testing to ensure it is correct.