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Immigration Testing

Immigration DNA testing paves the way for U.S. citizens to reunite with their families. United States citizens and lawful permanent residents can file a petition with the U.S. Embassy or the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Furthermore, the petition grants their spouses, parents, children or siblings consideration to immigrate to the United States.

U.S. Residents petitioning for their family member use a combination of birth, marriage, medical and other legal documents to provide proof of an alleged relationship. Furthermore, the U.S. Government requests a DNA test in some cases.

DNA testing is an arduous process, therefore, Upstate DNA offers simple immigration DNA testing in just a few easy steps. As a result, thousands of residents in the New York area rely on Upstate DNA for all of their testing needs.

7 Easy Steps:
  • 1. Initially, the petitioner (you) calls us to schedule a DNA collection appointment. We have collection facilities all across New York state.
  • 2. The petitioner’s Embassy paperwork and DNA sample is collected and shipped overnight to an AABB accredited laboratory. (1 day)
  • 3. The laboratory receives the petitioner’s DNA sample and ships a second DNA kit to the U.S. Embassy for the beneficiary. (3-5 days)
  • 4. U.S. Embassy receives the kit and schedules the beneficiary’s collection. (Time is dependent on each embassy)
  • 5. U.S. Embassy collects beneficiary’s DNA sample and priority ships samples back to the laboratory (3-5 days)
  • 6. Consequently, the laboratory receives the beneficiary’s sample and performs a DNA analysis
  • 7. Finally, the laboratory generates a DNA report and priority ships the report to the U.S. Embassy or USCIS
DNA Collection of Petitioner

The applicant residing in the United States is referred to as the petitioner. Also, at the time of the DNA collection, the petitioner provides a government-issued photo ID and the paperwork received from the USCIS or U.S. Embassy.

DNA Collection of Beneficiary

In contrast, the beneficiary is the individual residing outside of the United States. Their DNA collection takes place at the U.S. Embassy, consulate or an approved panel physician’s office. In addition, a sample collection kit must be sent directly from the laboratory to the embassy. Additionally, the beneficiary will be required to provide a government issued photo ID and pay the DNA collection fee in their country.

Samples Shipped from a Foreign Country

When the sample collection is complete, the samples are sent by the Embassy or Embassy’s agent directly to the laboratory for analysis. PLEASE NOTE, a small number of countries require country pay the shipping costs of the samples back to the laboratory. Hence, the laboratory will inform you if you are dealing with one of these countries.

DNA Testing Results

Finally, we release completed laboratory test results within 2 days after the receipt of all corresponding DNA samples. Consequently, you will receive the test results by fax or email followed by U.S. mailed copies of the government paperwork and an original report.

Certainly, reuniting with your loved ones is a serious issue. Hence, we at Upstate DNA treat every case with the utmost urgency and care. Therefore, we wrap up every case within a couple of days and provide accurate results.