Immigration DNATesting

AABB Accredited

Urgent Way makes the DNA testing portion of the immigration medical section simple for our clients. When you learn that a DNA test is required to satisfy immigration requirements, our team is here to guide you through the complete process.

Patients will need to complete the following steps and then get in touch with us:

  • Receive paperwork from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) / U.S. embassy that requests more evidence of the claimed relationship between the petitioner and beneficiary
  • Contact us to initiate a DNA test by calling (516) 489-6600. Please provide the complete contact information of every person to be tested including name, telephone number, and address
  • Bring the following to initiate the DNA testing process
    • A copy of the USCIS/U.S. embassy paperwork
    • Full payment for the test
Once we receive the paperwork and full payment of the test, we will send the beneficiary’s information and a DNA sample collection kit to the appropriate U.S. embassy or USCIS office. US Embassy / USCIS office will collect the beneficiary’s DNA sample and ship the samples back to us. Once testing is complete, we will ship the legally defensible DNA testing results directly to the requesting immigration office.

Why Trust Urgent Way?

  • The fastest test results in the industry. Standard results are received in 48 hours. On urgent basis tests can be collected the very next day
  • The only lab to Guarantee 100% accurate results because we’re the only lab that runs every legal paternity test twice

If you have any questions call us at (516) 489-6600 or simply walk-in for a visit.

Does Urgent Way meet all guidelines set by the USCIS for Immigration DNA testing?

Yes,

  • We are on the U.S. Department of State’s list of AABB-accredited laboratories.
  • We perform paternity tests and other DNA tests using a Chain of Custody documentation process to ensure results will be legally defensible in case the results will be used in courts and other government agencies.
  • We coordinate directly with the U.S. embassy and/or USCIS center.
  • Our DNA parentage test results produce a probability of relationship of 99.5% or more.

Why is DNA testing required for Immigration?

DNA testing is an important step to complete the immigration process for family members. This test is required to prove a biological relationship between a petitioner and a beneficiary. If you do not use a AABB accredited immigration DNA testing lab, evidence such as a birth certificate is deemed insufficient or inconclusive by the USCIS or U.S. embassy. Urgent Way has AABB accreditation which makes all tests results from our clinic legally defensible.

What does a DNA test help to prove?

Family Based Immigration

In this case, a DNA test is requested to provide proof of a family relationship (e.g., paternity, maternity, siblingship) that is the basis for an immigration case when the paper documentation is missing or found insufficient to support the application.

If a DNA test was recommended by the U.S. Embassy/Consulate or USCIS office processing your immigration case, a copy of the written request is the first thing we need to get started. It typically contains the following:

  • Your file/case number
  • The names of the persons to be tested
  • The type of relationship to be tested

Consular Report of Birth Abroad

One or both parents of a child born outside the United States are U.S. citizens seeking to establish the child’s U.S. citizenship. In some cases, the U.S. Embassy or Consulate requests a DNA test to prove the biological relationship.