Immigration DNA Testing Step by Step

Terminology –
A Petitioner is the person residing in the US or US Citizen sponsoring the Beneficiary.
A Beneficiary is the person requesting a US Visa or Immigration Document.

1. Contact Us

Call our office at 877.362.5227 to discuss your situation and testing needs. You can also contact us via email at

2. Ask Questions and Get A Quote

We will give you a DNA Testing price quote and answer any questions that you may have. A written quote is available upon request.

3. Open a Case

If you choose to open your case with our DNA Laboratory, you will be asked for the following:

A.   Name, Date of Birth, Address and Telephone Number of both the Petitioner and All Beneficiaries.

B.   A copy of the Request Letter from the requesting government agency processing your case.

4. Submit a Deposit

A non-refundable deposit of $250USD is required to open your case. This amount will be credited to your final total, and is NOT an additional charge to the amount quoted for your Immigration DNA Testing. Deposits can be made by check, money order, debit or credit card. We accept MasterCard, VISA, American Express, Discover and PayPal. Your case will begin on the date that your deposit is received.

5. Case Number Assignment and Shipping of DNA Testing Kit

Upon receipt of your Immigration DNA Test deposit, you will be given a Case Number. A Testing Kit along with necessary documentation will be shipped the next business day via FedEx or DHL to the Embassy that is processing the Beneficiary’s case. We will also schedule DNA collection for the Petitioner residing in the United States.

6. Beneficiary DNA Collection

Upon receipt of the Immigration DNA Test Kit at the Embassy or US Consulate, officials will contact the Beneficiary to schedule an appointment for DNA Collection. Collection Fee for this part of the test is NOT included in the original price quote, and is the responsibility of the Beneficiary to pay at time of service.

7. Petitioner DNA Collection

DNA collection for the Petitioner residing in the US is usually scheduled within a few days of opening your case.

8. DNA Samples Submission for Testing

Once collected, Immigration DNA samples from both Petitioner and Beneficiary will be returned to GenQuest via prepaid FedEx or DHL mailer provided with the original Test Kit.

9. DNA Samples Processing

Upon receipt at the DNA Testing Lab, processing of the collected samples takes 5 to 7 business days. Final payment must be received by GenQuest prior to processing of DNA samples. Results are reviewed and signed by GenQuest DNA Lab’s Director and Testing Analyst, and then notarized by a Notary for the State of Nevada.
Results are released once final payment is received.

10. Notification of Test Results

Notarized Immigration DNA Test results are then sent directly from GenQuest to the requesting government agency via FedEx or DHL overseas and via US Express Mail domestically. A photocopy of the results will be sent to the Petitioner residing in the US. If applicable, DNA Test results may also be sent by email.

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