Why Use DNA Testing for Immigration
During the immigration process, additional evidence may be needed to prove the biological relationship between a petitioner and a beneficiary. This situation may arise when initial evidence (i.e., birth certificate) and secondary evidence (e.g., school or church records) of a relationship is deemed insufficient or inconclusive by the U.S. Department of State, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) or U.S. embassy.
DNA testing is the most accurate and conclusive method of verifying biological relationships. For this reason, the USCIS and U.S. embassies often request that immigration petitioners undergo DNA testing to provide evidence of their claimed biological relationship with potential beneficiaries. DNA analysis, for immigration purposes include paternity, maternity, sibling and extended family testing.
BRT Laboratories, Inc. (www.brtlabs.com) is a pioneer in the DNA testing community, having achieved and retained aaBB accreditation since the 1980’s. USCIS, U.S. embassies, foreign Embassies and many immigration offices around the world require that DNA parentage tests for immigration purposes be performed by an aaBB-accredited laboratory. Our testing laboratory has also achieved accreditation by the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH), and other important organizations in the DNA testing industry. *Note: For residents of New York, no Home test or Do-it-Yourself (DIY) test is permitted.