What Does an Immigrant Visa Allow?

Posted on January 11, 2017

AABB immigration DNA testing from Boston PaternityBetween potential language barriers and understanding various government rules from different countries, Boston Paternity’s Case Managers often receive more questions than just those about immigration DNA tests when we meet with new clients. One topic we get a lot questions about is exactly what a US immigration visa allows a person to do. To make it simple, we will break it down for our customers.

An immigrant visa, which is issued by a US consulate officer at your local US Embassy, allows you to travel to the US and apply for admission as a legal, permanent resident. The decision of being admitted as a legal, permanent resident is considered by an immigration inspector of US Customs and Border Protection of the Department of Homeland Security.

If and when you come to the US as a legal and permanent resident, you obtain the legal right to live and work in the US permanently. Your permanent resident card (often referred to as a green card) travels to your new address in the US. Common types of family visas include Immediate Relative and Family Sponsored.

For many of these family visas, forms of identification and documentation that prove your biological relation are necessary during your initial immigration interviews. One way to ensure you are showing your biological connection and avoid delays is with an immigration DNA test. Having a DNA test completed by an AABB accredited facility gives the US Embassy definitive and valid proof of your relation.

Luckily, there are DNA testing services out there with this accreditation who have also worked in conjunction with over 20 countries across the world like Boston Paternity. Our team is excited to work with you and help reunite your family quickly.

If you have more questions about our services, please contact us today by calling (800) 362-3588.