DNA Testing - Immigration Purposes
The more loci that are analysed for a paternity or a relationship DNA test,
the higher the accuracy. The industry standard is to only offer 13 to 16 loci
(markers). DDC analyse a minimum of 20 loci on all our DNA testing services,
ensuring that our results are 500 times more accurate.
DNA Diagnostics Centre offers a portfolio of DNA testing services to help individuals who need to provide evidence of biological relationships for immigration purposes.
DDC has a dedicated Immigration team that is committed to working with immigration solicitors and their customers and private clients. With our DNA testing, we can provide the evidence of a biological relationship needed to satisfy the requirements of Entry Clearance Officers (ECOs) at the British High Commission, British embassies, and the Immigration and Nationality Directorate (IND).
Since DDC were established in 1995, our Immigration team is very knowledgeable with different agencies' and countries' immigration rules and regulations.
IND, embassies, and numerous immigration offices worldwide state that DNA tests for immigration matters be analysed by laboratories certified by the International Organization for Standardisation (ISO). DDC's laboratory is ISO-certified for laboratory excellence according to the ISO/IEC 17025 standards. Other accreditations include the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB), an organisation that demands the uppermost standards in DNA testing. View our Accreditations page for more information about DDC's laboratory accreditations and certifications.
Many clients use DNA Diagnostics Centre's various DNA testing services to establish biological ties to UK citizens who are arranging their immigration to European states. Our paternity tests and other family relationship tests provide results that are routinely in immigration applications and appeals.
How the Process Works
Here is a brief overview of the immigration DNA testing process at DNA Diagnostics Centre (DDC).
An immigration solicitor or private client sends an instruction to DNA Diagnostics Centre via email, fax, letter, or by using one of the instruction buttons below. The instruction must state the type of relationship to be established; the full names, dates of birth, and contact information of all parties involved in the test; and any pertinent hearing date information. Contact details for the general practitioner (GP) should also be given unless the clients wish to use one of DNA Diagnostics Centre's collection sites.
Once the samples are sent to our laboratory, we perform the necessary testing.
When the testing is complete, we send the solicitor or client the DNA test results and any needed supporting documentation.
Please call 01 506 0395, and our Immigration Team will be to address any questions you have about the immigration procedure.
Place an Instruction for an Immigration DNA Test
For further information, please call DDC Immigration on 01 506 0395 for additional information about immigration DNA testing.