DNA Test for Immigration Purposes

Immigration is the movement of people from one country to another, with the intent of staying in the non-native country permanently. Australia is a nation with more than 7 million migrants, and every country from around the world is represented in our population.

There are a number of reasons that a person chooses to immigrate. In general, people immigrate to be with family, and for better work and lifestyle opportunities. The immigration process is long and often arduous, and people often need to prove that they have a biological relative in the gaining country. For this reason, immigrants may need to undertake a DNA immigration test to streamline the process, ad prove that they have a family member in the country.

The Department of Border Protection in Australia is responsible for the handling of each immigration case, and there are a few different types of DNA tests that can be performed for immigration purposes. These include paternity and maternity tests, sibling tests, and even other biological relationships like uncles, aunts, cousins and grandparents.

Anyone who has to provide a DNA sample must choose a NATA accredited DNA testing laboratory, and they must also give that laboratory a signed consent form, allowing the DNA company to hare the test result with the Department of Border Protection. All costs associated with the DNA test are the responsibility of the applicant.