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Immigration DNA testing is often required when a UK citizen is sponsoring the immigration of a relative and needs to prove to the Passport Office, Home Office, UK embassy or consulate that the person seeking to immigrate is indeed a blood relative. DNA testing is used because it is the most scientific and accurate way to prove that two or more individuals are biologically related.

How are samples collected in Birmingham?

In Birmingham, an AlphaBiolabs sample collector can collect a DNA sample from our Walk in Centre at Soho Road Primary Care Centre in Handsworth. The Walk in Centre provides a convenient location to access the range of DNA tests from AlphaBiolabs that can determine family relationships. These include paternity tests, maternity tests, sibling tests, twin (zygosity) tests, grandparent tests, aunt and uncle tests, and Y chromosome tests. All can be used for immigration cases, applications and appeals, and results are provided with an unprecedented turnaround time.

One of our sample collectors could also collect your sample from an address of your choice. Alternatively, a GP or medical practice could collect your samples (may be a fee involved).

The DNA sample needs to be collected under chain of custody conditions to ensure validity of the test and avoid any suspicion of fraud. Under these strict collection conditions, there is no chance of the sample being interfered with and the results are therefore admissible in a UK court or immigration hearing. Our accredited Ministry of Justice-approved DNA testing laboratory has its UK immigration test accepted by Her Majesty’s Passport Office, the Home Office, UK Visas and Immigration, the UK Border Agency and UK courts. If you require a DNA immigration test for yourself, a relative or a client please call AlphaBiolabs on 0333 600 1300.