Immigration DNA Testing Requirements
- A copy of your Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) letter or a Canadian High Commission (CHC) letter requesting DNA testing.
- Lawyer or immigration consultant information (if applicable).
- Each applicant’s contact details (to facilitate scheduling).
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.
- 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.
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.
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.
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