Immigration DNA testing

DNALabs is recommended by the Department of Home Affairs to perform DNA testing in order to determine biological relationships for immigration purposes.

We have extensive experience in DNA testing for immigration matters - including collections in countries such as SE Asia, China, India, Nepal, Pakistan, UK, Europe, USA, New Zealand and Africa. We liaise with worldwide offices and Doctors to facilitate the offshore DNA sample collections.

What is Immigration DNA testing?

The Department of Home Affairs (formerly Department of Immigration and Citizenship and Department of Border Protection) will at times ask an applicant or sponsor for confirmation of a biological relationship for entry applications to Australia. 

This confirmation may be in the form of a DNA test to confirm maternity, paternity or other relationships. 

Our laboratory complies with the DNA testing regulations set out by the Department. This covers areas from the collection and transport of samples to witnessing requirements overseas and reporting of results.

DNALabs liaises internationally to facilitate DNA sample collections and to ensure all processes meet the standards set by the Department. Our laboratory complies with the DNA testing regulations set out by the Department. This covers areas from the collection and transport of samples to witnessing requirements overseas and reporting of results.

Pricing

This fee covers testing of three donors for one offshore location for an Immigration or international legal case for DNA relationship testing.

Testing up to 3 people$1,250from 5-8 working days
Additional person in the same case$250from 5-8 working days

Please note: Full payment of fees is required before we commence testing. Fees are correct at time of publication (June 2018) but may be subject to change.

How do I organise an Immigration DNA test? 

DNA testing for Immigration purposes can be an involved process, and our team is here to assist you with obtaining an appointment for DNA testing.

  1. Application form to be completed with copy of letter with DNA Testing offer forwarded to us.
  2. Overseas collection appointment request is made by our laboratory, the panel doctor and a representative from the Australian Consulate General Office / Embassy or High Commission will be present for the appointment.
  3. DNA collection instructions and forms are sent to any donors here in Australia.
  4. Samples are collected and transport by chain of custody is then organised by our laboratory for testing.

Our laboratory specialises in Immigration DNA testing and are renowned for our fast turn around and customer service. Please contact our lab with any enquiry about DNA testing by calling 1300 663 244 or email us at info@dnalabs.com.au.

Why choose DNALabs for your Immigration DNA testing? 

Experience

DNALabs has been operating since 1993 and has extensive international experience in DNA testing. Our highly skilled team takes care of the process for you, including:

  • Requesting appointments for sample collection
  • Transporting samples
  • Coordinating with Australian Departmental offices worldwide
  • Providing accurate and timely DNA testing results

Our experience and close connections with Embassies, High Commissions and Consulates in each country ensures a straightforward testing process. DNALabs complies with all requirements set out by the Department of Home Affairs. 

DNA testing for Immigration purposes can be an involved process, and our team is here to assist you with obtaining an appointment for DNA testing.

NATA Logo (1)Accreditation

DNALabs is accredited by the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) for compliance with ISO/IEC 17025 – Testing. Our accreditation number is 14982.