What is the I-130 DNA Test?
When an immigrant files an I-130 to petition for a family member. One of the requirements is the petitioner must provide documentation proving the claimed relationship. One of the primary forms of evidence is a Birth Certificate with the petitioner or beneficiary’s name if they are the parent. A Birth Certificate helps to establish the biological relationship for the interviewing immigration officer reviewing your case.
If primary evidence is not provided to help prove the established relationship between a parent and child. USCIS may allow your family to provide secondary evidence such as religious documents, church records, or affidavits. When there is insufficient credible evidence to establish the claimed biological relationship. USCIS may suggest and consider your family to perform a DNA test as a secondary option. It is important to note, DNA testing is not mandatory. Performing a DNA test is considered the strongest option to help provide proof of a claimed relationship. DNA testing is also used to determine to detect the possibility of fraud. Note: USCIS suggesting a DNA test does not mean your case will automatically be accepted for visas.
How do I begin the DNA testing process?
In order to stay compliant with USCIS. It is important that you wait to receive a Request for Evidence I-130 letter providing you with the option to use a DNA test as a form of secondary evidence. Upon receipt of this letter please contact our at 973-609-5102 to coordinate an appointment today. It is important to note, The Facilities that we partner with are accredited by the AABB to conduct Immigration (USCIS, Embassy & Passport) and legal chain of custody DNA testing.