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Immigration DNA Testing Information and Facilities - (800) 260-1675

When applying for a Visa or Passport to bring a family member to the United States, DNA testing for immigration is sometimes required by USCIS, Homeland Security, or a foreign embassy or consulate.

Immigration DNA testing must be performed by an AABB accredited laboratory or else your immigration DNA test results will be rejected and your Visa denied.

Call (800) 260-1675 to locate an accredited AABB DNA Testing Facility near you so you can complete your Immigration DNA test quickly and accurately.

Please select the type of test that best describes you:

Petitioner lives in the United States or Canada, Beneficiary(ies) live in another country

  • Step One: Call to locate a U.S. AABB DNA testing facility nearest you. You will schedule an appointment to have an accredited professional collect your sample using an AABB-approved buccal (cheek) swab. This DNA sample will then be sent by certified mail directly to our AABB DNA laboratory.
  • Step Two: We will ship AABB DNA sample collection kits to the embassy or consulate in the foreign country for each of the beneficiaries there who needs to be tested. Their appointment will be made directly with the embassy to have the AABB DNA samples collected. The embassy will used the pre-paid envelop* to ship their AABB DNA sample(s) back to our AABB DNA laboratory by certified mail.
  • Step Three: Once we have received all the AABB DNA test samples, we will begin the actual Immigration DNA test. The test takes two days to be completed. We will send the accredited results directly to USCIS, Homeland Security, or the foreign embassy or consulate who requested the Immigration DNA Test. We will also send you a copy of the AABB DNA test results for your records.

Call now to locate an AABB DNA Testing Facility near you (800) 260-1675.


*Embassies in some countries may require that the return shipping be purchased within the foreign country. Please call for details.

Petitioner and Beneficiary(ies) all live in the United States or Canada

  • Step One: Call to locate a U.S. AABB DNA testing facility nearest you. You will schedule an appointment to have an accredited professional collect your sample using an AABB-approved buccal (cheek) swab. This DNA sample will then be sent by certified mail directly to our AABB DNA laboratory.
  • Step Two: Once we have received all the AABB DNA test samples, we will begin the actual Immigration DNA test. The test takes two days to be completed. We will send the accredited results directly to USCIS, Homeland Security, or the foreign embassy or consulate who requested the Immigration DNA Test. We will also send you a copy of the AABB DNA test results for your records.

Call now to locate an AABB DNA Testing Facility near you (800) 260-1675.

Petitioner and Beneficiary(ies) all live in another country

  • Step One: Call to order your Immigration DNA test.
  • Step Two: We will ship AABB DNA sample collection kits to the embassy or consulate in the foreign country for each of the beneficiaries there who needs to be tested. Their appointment will be made directly with the embassy to have the AABB DNA samples collected. The embassy will used the pre-paid envelop* to ship their AABB DNA sample(s) back to our AABB DNA laboratory by certified mail.
  • Step Three: Once we have received all the AABB DNA test samples, we will begin the actual Immigration DNA test. The test takes two days to be completed. We will send the accredited results directly to USCIS, Homeland Security, or the foreign embassy or consulate who requested the Immigration DNA Test. We will also send you a copy of the AABB DNA test results for your records.

Call now to locate an AABB DNA Testing Facility near you (800) 260-1675.


*Embassies in some countries may require that the return shipping be purchased within the foreign country. Please call for details.

Frequently Asked Questions about Immigration DNA Testing:

What is AABB?

AABB stands for the "American Association of Blood Banks". This is the organization that sets the standards for DNA testing required for legal purposes, such as Immigration. Immigration DNA testing must be conducted by an AABB accredited laboratory.

Is the laboratory performing the DNA Test AABB Accredited?

Yes, the laboratory performing the DNA Test is fully accredited by the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB) and are allowed by USCIS, Homeland Security and foreign embassies to conduct DNA testing for immigration purposes.

Does your laboratory ship DNA sample kits to the embassy and provide with pre-paid return mailers?

Yes. All AABB DNA test sample kits are shipped directly from our AABB laboratory to the Embassy or Consulate by certified mail. A pre-envelope is always provided unless the Embassy specifically requires that the return shipping be purchased within that country.

How will I know when an AABB DNA kit has been received?

AABB DNA test sample kits are shipped via DHL or Fedex and include their own tracking numbers that you can look up on the DHL or Fedex website to see when the package has been delivered.

How accurate is an AABB DNA test?

An AABB DNA test is 100% accurate, guaranteed. We follow the strictest guidelines in sample collection and handling to ensure this. In addition, all AABB DNA samples are tested twice to ensure absolute accuracy.

How much does an Immigration DNA test cost?

The cost of an AABB DNA test for immigration depends on the total number of people who needs to be tested and in what countries everyone is located. Please call us at (800) 260-1675 to find out the exact cost of an Immigration DNA test for you and your family.

What is included in the cost of my AABB DNA test?

The cost of an Immigration DNA test will include all of the following: 1) An AABB DNA test sample kit for each person being tested; 2) Professional AABB DNA sample collection for each person in the United States; 3) All shipping costs, including international shipping except where prohibited; 4) Lab fees; 5) Processing fees.

Our fees do not include sample collection fees charged for the beneficiary by the embassy or consulate. Sometimes, other fees may apply. Please call us at (800) 260-1675 for additional details.

Our AABB DNA test requires special consideration, can you work with us?

Yes. Every Immigration DNA test is a little different and we understand that sometimes there may be special circumstances. Please call to discuss the details of your case with one of our friendly and knowledgeable Immigration DNA testing specialists at (800) 260-1675.

How long does the Immigration DNA testing process take?

AABB DNA results are released 48 hours after all DNA samples have been received by our laboratory.

The total time required for all DNA samples to be collected and shipped varies drastically depending on the embassy involved. Some Immigration DNA tests can be completed in only a few days, some require more time. If you have specific deadlines or concerns about the time it will take to complete your Immigration DNA test, please speak with one of our friendly and knowledgeable Immigration DNA testing specialists at (800) 260-1675.

I may not meet my deadline for USCIS, what do I do?

You should begin the Immigration DNA testing process immediately. You must contact USCIS directly before your deadline in order to file for an extension. If you have questions, you should contact USCIS customer service at 1-800-375-5283.

Do I need a blood test?

In most cases, Immigration DNA tests are performed using buccal (cheek) swabs rather than blood tests. You may notice that your letter of request from USCIS, Homeland Security, or the embassy may use the term "DNA/blood test". This usually relates to the fact that immigration DNA testing must be conducted by a laboratory that is accredited by the American Academy of Blood Banks (AABB). If you are unsure, you can speak with one of our helpful Immigration DNA test specialists at (800) 260-1675.

I have a question not answered here.

We understand that the immigration process can be confusing. That is why we strive to make AABB DNA testing for immigration as easy as possible. If you have additional questions, we have friendly and knowledgeable Immigration DNA test specialists standing by ready to help. Just call us at (800) 260-1675.
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