If this test is initiated in connection to a CRBA application, then we will need the following:
A copy of the letter / written request provided by the U.S. Embassy or USCIS Office. This document typically contains:
Your file / case number
The names of the persons that need to be tested
The type of relationship that needs to be proved
Sometimes this document is not available. If that is the case, make sure to let us know this is a CRBA case for surrogacy DNA test.
In addition we will need the following from the participants in the U.S. and abroad:
Dates of Birth
As mentioned before, it is recommended for the DNA kit to be sent to the U.S. Embassy / Consulate before the CRBA application is filed. Thus, when the application is entered, the DNA kit is waiting for the client and he/she can request an appointment with the U.S. Embassy / Consulate for DNA sample collection right away. However, we recommend that the DNA kit is sent just about 2-3 weeks before the child’s expected date of birth as the kit will remain idle for some time at the U.S. Embassy / Consulate and it can get lost or misplaced if it is sent with too much anticipation.