The movement of non-native settlers into a country is referred to as immigration. Immigration is constantly on the increase and thus, the number of applications of the immigrants. The home office has now implemented the use of DNA immigration tests to hasten citizenship and visa applications.  However, laboratories selected by the interested parties have to have an accreditation by the UK Home Office. Approved laboratories will state this on their website. Immigration tests are ideal to show a proof of relationship.

Getting an immigration DNA Test

The UK Home Office may in some cases, request that a UK citizen who is sponsoring a relative to join them in the UK undergoes genetic immigration testing in order to prove that they are truly related to the individual they are sponsoring. Testing can ease the immigration application and facilitate immigration procedures. The most commonly requested immigration DNA test is the DNA paternity test. Note that the laboratory in which samples are tested must be accredited by the UK Ministry of Justice.

Over the past decades the UK has seen a considerble influx of immigrants from various countries. Many flocked in from the Republic of Ireland but also from many colonial or ex-colonial states and countries such as India or and many African countries. Within the European union there is a degree of freedom of movement between countries from member states. Non-EU citizens do not benefit from these advantages. However, if a non European member citizen has a direct family member who is an EU citizen, they have the right to reside in the EU, so as long as they can satisfactorily show that they are in fact, really related.

When discussing immigration we cannot fail to mention illegal immigration and the number of people that enter the United Kingdom without documents or even with fraudulent identification. The UK Home Office provides statistics about the number of illegal immigrants which have been criticised by Migration Watch UK for not reflecting the correct figures.

easyDNA offers Immigration DNA Testing to establish that a person really has biological relatives in the country they want to immigrate to (in this case the United Kingdom). These tests use a number of methods which will help prove genetic relationships for immigration purposes.  Please visit our Immigration DNA Testing page for more information about this service.

Since easyDNA is an international organisation we can offer assistance for parties not located in the same country or region. See how we can be of assistance if you are not located in the same country.