Rapid DNA testing for immigration purposes couldn’t be easier with AlphaBiolabs Birmingham* Walk in Centre.

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

“With next day results as standard, our immigration DNA testing service has an unprecedented turnaround time and is the fastest in the UK”, said AlphaBiolabs Managing Director David Thomas.

Immigration DNA testing in Birmingham

DNA testing is a powerful tool for identifying family relationships. When this is used to determine the relationship of the family members of a UK citizen, it becomes invaluable in supporting immigration cases. AlphaBiolabs offers a range of DNA tests at the Walk in Centre, including Paternity, Maternity, Aunt/Uncle, Sibling, Grandparent, Y chromosome and Twin (zygosity) testing services. All tests only involve swabbing cheek cells and no blood is needed.

A non-invasive Prenatal test can also be arranged to determine the paternity of a child before birth without any risk to the baby. The test looks at the baby’s DNA within the mother’s bloodstream and can be performed after 8 weeks’ gestation.

Chain of custody

If applying for British citizenship, an immigration DNA test to prove that there is a family relationship between two parties must follow strict conditions to be admissible in a UK court or immigration hearing. All of AlphaBiolabs’ sample collectors are fully trained and maintain chain of custody throughout the process, which is crucial to provide court-approved results that can be used for legal reasons. The sample collectors follow strict guidelines and their procedures include checking identification and providing proof that the sample collection took place (such as taking photos of sample donors) to ensure that the intended individual provided the sample.

In addition, we have a UK-wide network of trained collectors available to take DNA samples from your home, office, or anywhere else convenient. We are also able to collect DNA samples from immigration centres or consulates, if required.

“We’ve worked with Embassies worldwide and some of the largest specialist immigration solicitors for 15 years”, said David Thomas. “We also have many special offers for immigration cases, which can save you money – as well as time.”

Our Birmingham Walk in Centre is one of 10 across the UK. For information on Immigration DNA testing in Birmingham, please contact AlphaBiolabs on 0333 600 1300 or email

*The walk in Centre is located at Soho Road Primary Care Centre, 241–251 Soho Road, Handsworth, Birmingham B21 9RY.