Immigration Paternity Test
From only €499 with results in 3-5 working days from receipt of samples
Our Immigration Paternity Test is a quick and accurate way of proving a biological relationship between father and child, in order to prove paternity where evidence is needed to support a passport or visa application.
The results of our Immigration DNA Tests are accepted as evidence by the Home Office, EU Visas and Immigration Service and Her Majesty’s Passport Office to support immigration paternity claims, for instance, in the case of other lost or unavailable evidence, such as marriage and birth certificates.
Costing €499, our Immigration Tests are simple to do and produce quick and definite results which we can deliver to you within 3-5 working days from when all DNA samples have been received at our laboratory.
For added convenience, your results will be sent to you via email, meaning you get a speedy result in what can often be a stressful time. We can also provide copies of your results to your solicitor and the relevant government department if required.
You can be assured of the accuracy of our results which use a 21-genetic marker profile, delivering the highest levels of reliability.
Our Immigration DNA Tests will give you accurate results exactly when you need them.
The Immigration Paternity Test Procedure
To carry out an Immigration Paternity Test, we first need to establish who needs to be tested and where they are located. After we have been informed of this, we will send sample collection kits to your chosen sampler who must be an independent third party and is usually a health professional such as a doctor or nurse. We can arrange sample collection across the UK and worldwide, please Contact Us to discuss your requirements.
The sampler will then be responsible for collecting the DNA samples, as well as completing the necessary paperwork, verifying ID and endorsing 2 passport-sized photographs for each participant to confirm it is a true likeness of the person providing the sample. Please note, the sample collector will charge an additional fee for this service, which is not included in our fees.
DNA sample collection is quick and painless – the doctor will simply take swabs from inside the mouths of the people being tested. There is no need for any invasive testing, and it will only take a couple of minutes.
This process is necessary to maintain what is known as a “chain of custody” – to guarantee that the samples have been taken from the correct participants and that they cannot be tampered with.
Immigration Paternity Test Results
The testing laboratory is accredited by the Ministry of Justice which ensures chain of custody test results are accepted as evidence and they test 21 markers which provides the highest levels of accuracy. Please visit our DNA Testing Laboratory Accreditation page for more information.
In addition, signatories to the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation Mutual Recognition Arrangement (ILAC MRA) agree to accept the results of each other’s accredited conformity assessment bodies. This means the laboratory’s accreditation is recognised internationally. Click here to view the list of ILAC MRA signatories, a current list of all accreditation bodies that are signatories to the ILAC MRA.
Immigration paternity tests are designed to produce one of two conclusive outcomes – they will either say that the male tested is the biological father, or that he cannot be the biological father. The test has an accuracy of more than 99.99% for a positive result and 100% for a negative result, so you can rest assured that paternity will be proved.
The fact that our results are so accurate means you will have no issues with using them as evidence for immigration purposes.
Immigration DNA Testing can also be used to prove relationships between other relatives such as grandparents, siblings, nieces and nephews, as well as aunts and uncles. Please Contact Us in complete confidence for more information or to discuss your specific case.
What if the Mother is Not Available for Testing?
We always recommend that the mother takes part in an immigration paternity test whenever possible to provide the most conclusive result with the highest level of accuracy.
However, we are also aware that the mother is not always available or willing to take part in the test. One of the advantages of paternity tests is that there is no need for the mother to be present. This means it can be used in cases where the child’s mother has died, is missing, or is still living in another country.
Tests carried out without the mother are still more than 99.99% accurate and will provide a conclusive result.