If you have received a DNA request as part of your immigration application, we are ready to help you understand the process and will provide reliable results that are accepted by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

IRCC Recognized Immigration DNA Testing in 7 Steps

Step 1: Call Us to Book
Call us at 1-877-706-7678 to discuss your specific requirements with one of our Customer Service Representatives.
Step 2: Appointment Confirmation
The DNA Lab will schedule the sponsor’s sample collection appointment in Canada.
Step 3: Sample Collection in Canada
DNA samples will be collected and sent to our laboratory following strict chain of custody protocols.
Step 4: Payment and DNA Request
Once we have received the payment and a copy of the IRCC letter, a DNA request is sent to the Embassy. The Embassy schedules the sample collection and contacts the sponsor directly to provide the necessary information for the overseas appointments.

Step 5: Overseas Samples Sent to Lab
A clinic chosen by the Embassy collects the overseas samples following strict chain of custody protocols. The samples are then sent to the lab in Canada.
Step 6: Confirmation of Sample Receipt
Once all samples have been received, an email will be sent to the sponsor to confirm receipt of the samples and to provide the report date.
Step 7: Reports
A copy of the report will be issued to the sponsor, their lawyer and/or immigration consultant as well as the Embassy and/or Citizenship office.

Immigration DNA Testing Requirements

Before you contact us to book your DNA test, please have the following information ready:
  1. A copy of your Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) letter or a Canadian High Commission (CHC) letter requesting DNA testing.
  2. Lawyer or immigration consultant information (if applicable).
  3. Each applicant’s contact details (to facilitate scheduling).

Discuss your specific requirements with one of our representatives.

“I am so pleased with the service I received and would let anyone know they can rest at ease with using their services!”

“The DNA Lab is honestly the best. After having a terrible experience with a previous lab, I contacted them to inquire about how quickly we could get our testing done for immigration purposes. I spoke with a customer service representative for DNA testing, and she was absolutely amazing! She was knowledgeable, understanding, and thorough with everything. She understood our sense of urgency and made everything happen almost immediately. I am so pleased with the service I received and would let anyone know they can rest at ease with using their services! Thanks again.”

- Jamila Rodney

Reasons To Complete an Immigration DNA Test

Immigration DNA testing is often used to establish paternity between a child and the sponsor living in Canada. This type of test can be useful when the child’s birth certificate does not list the father, or changes were made to the birth certificate after the birth of the child or when there is no other way to establish paternity.

Immigration DNA testing can also be used to confirm a family relationship between relatives who are applying for immigration to Canada. In some cases, Immigration DNA testing may be required by the Canadian government in order to approve an application for immigration. The results of an Immigration DNA test can help to establish identity, and citizenship.

Immigration DNA testing is a simple and effective way to obtain the information needed to complete important steps for immigration to Canada.

Common Immigration DNA Test Scenarios:
  • Paternity DNA tests between a sponsor living in Canada and an international child
  • Sibling DNA tests to determine if siblings are full or half-siblings

We Make DNA Testing Simple

Quick & Easy Sample Collection
DNA samples consist of a simple cheek swab completed by an authorized collection agent.

Convenient Process
We will coordinate sample collection appointments for you in Canada. The Embassy schedules the appointments for the participants overseas directly with the sponsor.

IRCC Accepted Results
The test results and reports provided can be used for immigration and citizenship purposes.

Do you have questions about Immigration DNA tests?

IRCC-approved Immigration DNA Testing

The DNA Lab, a division of Bureau Veritas Laboratories, is accredited by the Standards Council of Canada (SCC), and is recognized by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

Our experienced scientists in our Guelph, Ontario DNA Laboratory are committed to providing accurate results that you can trust. When you choose The DNA Lab, you can be confident that you’re getting the best possible service.

The SCC Accreditation Symbol is an official symbol of Standards Council of Canada, used under license.

Discuss your specific requirements with one of our representatives.