Immigration DNA Testing in South Africa | EasyDNA South Africa

Why use an immigration DNA test?

easyDNA provides Immigration testing that is ISO 17025 accredited and be presented to the South African Department of Immigration for citizenship passport verification and South African Citizenship.

DNA testing is especially useful when relatives come from countries that do not have a reliable public registry. Birth records, marriage certificates and other important means of identifying people are often scanty or of questionable authenticity, if available at all. This means that they may be unable to satisfactorily prove their genetic relationship using such documents.

An immigration DNA test can help hasten immigration procedures. Generally, in South Africa, people carry out this test to join relatives in other countries such as the USA or the UK. The results of the DNA test can be used as proof of relationship between alleged relatives. People from South Africa wishing to go and live in other countries in which their relatives reside can do an immigration test.

The Department of Home Affairs for the Republic of South Africa also known as the DHA, is the main authority which deals with Visas, temporary residences and work permits for those wishing to base themselves in the country.

Who can take part in an immigration DNA test?

Immigration testing covers a range of DNA relationship tests; it does not refer to one single test. Any relatives can do an immigration test to prove the biological relationship between them. If one sibling lives in the UK and another sibling who is a non-UK citizen, perhaps based in South Africa, wishes to join their sibling in the UK, they may present the results of an immigration DNA test to the relevant authorities. Aunt/uncle testing, grandparents testing, MtDNA testing, Y chromosome tests and X chromosome tests are all tests which can be used for immigration. The most common type of immigration DNA test is the paternity test.

EasyDNA can organise your test anywhere in South Africa including Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Germiston, Pretoria, Port Elizabeth

Further details about a DNA test for immigration

EasyDNA can organize efficiently you immigration DNA test. We will inform you of everything entailed and how to go about the test. Sampling is often done at the embassy or consulate of the country to which one wishes to emigrate to. A neutral third party will be responsible for collecting and verifying the DNA samples. Test participants There may be an added cost for the sampling. We will ship the kit directly to the embassy or consulate or any approved location/centra for sample collection.If either the petitioner or the beneficiary requesting a DNA test resides in the United States, arrangements should be made for by the party in the U.S. to have a separate kit sent to a local doctor who can take the samples, and return it directly to the laboratory following the same chain-of-custody procedures.  Once the laboratory has both samples, they will be analyzed, and the results for your immigration DNA test issued.