AlphaBiolabs understands that with immigration cases and appeals the need to meet deadlines is incredibly important; this is why we provide next day results as standard. The good news is that the most cost-effective and fastest DNA immigration test in the UK can now be accessed in London. Our Walk in Centres in North and South London provide access to our full range of DNA relationship tests.

The results of these DNA tests can be used for immigration cases, applications and appeals, and are accepted by the Home Office, UK Border Agency (UKBA), UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI), UK Passport Office, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) and UK courts.

How are Home Office DNA tests performed?

Sample collectors at the London Walk in Centres will collect your DNA samples by using a swab on the inside of your cheek. This is a totally painless procedure; there is no need for any blood sample. When the DNA samples are returned to our laboratory, our scientists extract the DNA from the cheek cell samples using one of the newest DNA extraction techniques available. Our laboratory is one of only a few accredited to test up to 35 DNA Short Tandem Repeats (STR) markers as standard (most relationship tests are performed using only 16 STR markers).

Every person has two copies of each STR marker, known as alleles: one is inherited from the father and the other from the mother. The two alleles observed at each STR marker are compared between the tested individuals. The correspondence of alleles between tested individuals provides evidence of a relationship between them. Statistical calculations are then performed to determine the probability of the tested individuals sharing a biological relationship. We perform all DNA tests twice so you can be confident of getting accurate results.

If you require more information, you can read a more detailed article with useful links on our Learning Centre.

To enquire about a Home Office DNA test:

If you require a UK immigration test for yourself or a relative, please call AlphaBiolabs on 0333 600 1300 (or if you are calling internationally on +44 1925 255450). Our Walk in Centres are located at Springfield Medical Centre, 110 Union Road, London SW8 2SH and Kentish Town Health Centre, 2 Bartholomew Road, London NW5 2BX.