Immigration often requires a DNA test to prove the biological relationship to someone within the United States in order for immediate family members to be granted sponsorship. This is also often required when the child of a US citizen is born in another country. These tests must be AABB accredited to ensure complete accuracy.
How long does the testing take?
Typically, collection at your DNA testing facility for those located in the US can be scheduled within 24-48 hours of receiving the request and with the proper paperwork filed. When your DNA testing facility has connections to various embassies across the world, it can help streamline the process. Once your DNA testing facility receives the appropriate paperwork, your facility will send the kit to the embassy where your family member can go for testing. Each embassy operates differently, which means their schedules can vary. Those who have experience working with embassies will be able to help avoid delays.
Once your samples have been collected, it typically takes 2 business days to test, review, and send results to the appropriate immigration offices. From there, the next steps can be taken in the immigration process to help reunite your family.
Fortunately, when you choose Boston Paternity for your immigration DNA tests, you are assigned a case manager to help you every step of the way. They will be able to provide you a detailed outline of what to expect in our care and what steps you can take to assist in streamlining the process. From start to finish, they are there to work with you and provide you the information you need to bring your family together once again.
With more questions about immigration DNA testing prices, the process, or any other information, please call our experts today at (800) 362-3588.