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GenQuest DNA Laboratory is one of the oldest and most experienced DNA Laboratories in the United States.
Every day we work with individuals and agencies to help bring families together.
Add to that our personal attention to detail and compassionate approach, and you’ll find GenQuest to be a valuable asset in facilitating the Immigration process.
Understanding Immigration DNA Testing
A Petitioner is the person residing in the US or US Citizen sponsoring the Beneficiary.
A Beneficiary is the person requesting a US Visa or Immigration Document.
If your immigration case hinges on your ability to prove your biological relationship to a family member, you may need DNA testing. The requesting government agency will let you know if this is an option in your particular case.
If you receive a letter from the USCIS, a US Embassy or Consulate, or other US Government agency, DNA testing must be conducted by an AABB Accredited Relationship Testing Laboratory.
Who Should Get Immigration DNA Testing?
If a relative is sponsoring your immigration to the United States, you will need to provide evidence of your relationship to that person. In many cases, a birth certificate or similar document is sufficient evidence of a blood relationship to a parent or sibling sponsor.
But, if representatives of the requesting government agency have reason to question your documentation, or if your relationship to your sponsor is not evident in your paperwork, DNA testing may be a conclusive alternative. DNA testing is the best accepted non-documentary method of proving a biological relationship. US Government agencies commonly request testing for paternity and/or maternity relationships. If your petition or application is for a sibling, these US Government agencies will require a common parent to be tested as well.
While DNA testing can strengthen your case and improve the chances of your petition or application being approved, it does not guarantee the subsequent approval of the petition or application.
If you have valid documentation proving the relationship between petitioner and beneficiary, it is best to submit that first. The requesting government agency will inform you if there is an issue that DNA testing can help resolve.