If you need to establish family relationship in order to secure a Visa or United State’s passport, but have no documents to do so, you may need to take a DNA test. Genetic testing is the only form of biological testing acceptable for proof of relationship in the United States.
Circumstances under which an Immigration DNA test is needed
· When looking to prove paternal relationships in a court of law
Sometimes, when the paternity of an immigrant child is disputed, the case ends up at the hands of a judge. A test in this case serves to help the feuding parties determine the rightful father of the child. More importantly, it allows the authorities to determine the resident status of the child as well as decide what party takes over the role of support, schooling and healthcare of the immigrant child. At times, a consulate’s office might also ask for a test if for any reason they believe that a legal immigrant mother is lying about her relationship with a child.
· When attempting to secure a passport or visa
As indicated earlier, someone that needs to move abroad to live with a relative must prove that they are related to the second party by blood. Immigration officials will not issue a passport before the claim of relationship is proven. When securing a visa, the same process applies as the authorities need to know how long the traveling party is staying, who the relative they will be staying with is and how prepared they are to host.
· When the estate of a diseased immigrant is being probated
When a legal immigrant dies interstate, chances are that there will be feuding over who inherits the property left behind. During these times, an Immigration DNA test comes in handy to settle existing issues once and for all.
Never imagined that science and technology would take us this far. Now, if you don't want to wait for nine months, the advanced prenatal test is performed during the pregnancy to confirm the paternity of the developing child. The sample of the mother's blood is required and also the blood sample from the alleged father. Sometimes the alleged father does not agree to give a blood sample. In this case, discreet samples like toothbrush, skin, semen, rooted hair, etc. Can also be given. The test can be conducted as early as the first trimester of pregnancy. If required you can consult your laboratory to guide you as per your requirements. A prenatal paternity test can identify if a man is the unborn baby's father. Prenatal
Prenatal DNA testing is a type of testing performed to ascertain paternal biological relationships. The only difference between a normal paternity test and a prenatal paternity test is the kind of sample obtained. Paternal DNA testing is performed during pregnancy, and there are two different ways for the sample to be obtained.
The sample may be obtained from the amniotic fluid surrounding the mother's womb. This process is called Amniocentesis. Another process for obtaining the sample is Chronic Villus Sampling (CVS). In this case, the sample is obtained from the placenta surface.If amniocentesis is performed at later stages of pregnancy, females who want to undergo paternity tests throughout the early stages are prescribed to have chorionic villus sampling or CVS.