In order to transmit U.S. citizenship to a child born abroad, among other requirements, there must be a biological relationship between the child and a U.S. citizen parent or parents. Genetic DNA testing is a useful tool for verifying a stated biological relationship in the absence of other evidence. Commonly tested relationships that may be used to establish paternity or maternity include father-child, mother-child, child and full brother or sister, child and half brother or sister, and avuncular relationships (child and paternal aunt/uncle/grandparent). DNA testing is the only biological testing method currently accepted by the U.S. Department of State to establish a biological relationship.
DNA sample collection must be in accordance with the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB) and U.S. Department of State standards and procedures. Sample collections abroad generally must occur at the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate in the country in which the parent(s) and/or child are located. If the U.S. citizen parent or other relative to be tested is in the United States, the parent's sample must be taken at an AABB accredited DNA testing facility or laboratory. In foreign countries, samples of both children and parents or other relatives being tested must be under the supervision of the U.S. Embassy or Consulate.
Soteria provides AABB-accredited DNA testing for immigration purposes. We perform testing for clients in over 168 countries worldwide.
Information is never released without first getting authorization from the client. We always respect our clients' requests such as how to communicate to other parties involved with a particular test.
DNA testing can sometimes lead to emotional tension so we want to pass on the information in a non-conflicting manner.
Our clients can rest assured that we will absolutely never give test results over the phone.
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