- NEXT DAY SERVICEAs standard across our range of DNA tests
- COURT DIRECTEDDNA testing for UK Courts of Law
- FOR IMMIGRATIONTo support UK passport or Visa applications
- SIBLING TESTSTo test if two individuals share the same parents
- MATERNITY TESTINGParticularly useful in adoption cases
- GRANDPARENTAGE TESTSUseful if the father is not available
- TWIN TESTINGTo identify identical or non-identical twins
- MITOCHONDRIAL TESTSTo trace the maternal line
- Y-CHROMOSOME TESTSTo trace the paternal line
- WILLS & PROBATEAn increasingly popular means of resolving probate disputes
- PERSONAL DNA PROFILINGTo store your DNA sample and a copy of your DNA profile
- COUSIN TESTSConsidered to be of limited value
- DNA@HomeHome DNA paternity testing
DNA testing for Immigration - Visas or Passports - from one of the UK's most "multi-lingual" laboratories
Cellmark has been providing DNA testing services for immigration for customers since 1987. Our results are accepted by United Kingdom and United States immigration departments as well as other countries around the globe.
If youıre looking to register a DNA test in support of your Visa or Passport application or as part of an appeal against a decision based upon a disputed relationship and English isnıt your or your clientıs first language Cellmark now offers instant translation services over the telephone for the majority of languages.
You can also pay for advice from a local legal advisor or solicitor – a number of firms have responded to the legal aid changes by offering fixed price services.
And now we can offer a next (working) day service! If we receive your samples in our Abingdon laboratory by 10am we'll make the report available to you by the end of the next working day!
Either contact our Customer Services team by telephone: 0800 036 2522 from the UK or +44 1235 528000 from outside the UK, or by email: email@example.com. They will be able to assist you to register a case - alternatively if you are ready to proceed now you can register your case online by clicking on this link.
Not necessarily. However to obtain public funding in the UK for testing you will need to contact a solicitor. You may also find that a solicitor or advice agency such as the Immigration Advice Service or Immigration advice from the CAB can offer assistance in completing the forms.
Our standard charges are £396 + VAT for up to 3 individuals and then £133 +VAT per additional person. In addition, you will need to pay the cost of having the DNA samples taken. The sampler's fees will vary and you will need to contact them direct to establish the exact price. We can also arrange the use of couriers to speed up the sending of kits and returning of samples. Please ask our customer services advisors for full details.
DNA testing can conclusively identify parent/child relationships and is helpful in identifying close relationships such as aunt or uncle/niece or nephew, grandparent/grandchild, or brother/sister. DNA testing may also provide useful information to assess half-brother/sister relationships. Our highly trained staff will discuss each case with you to ensure that the most appropriate "known" relatives are tested and that the best DNA technology is used, to achieve the most conclusive result.
We use a simple, painless, mouth swab collection system. The swab is rubbed gently around the inside of your mouth to collect a sample of cheek cells.
For the very latest information on who is able to take your DNA sample for Passport (for a Passport applicatino you will need to visit Londonor Visa applications please visit the Home Office's website . If you are not resident in the UK it is your responsibility to contact your nearest British High Commission to see whether they would be willing to take samples for a private DNA test. If they are willing, mouth swab sampling kits will be sent directly to the Embassy.
Please ensure that you take 2 passport-sized photographs of each person to be tested to the sampling appointment. The sampler must sign these photographs, providing evidence that they are a true likeness of the person who has given the sample. We also require you to take Government-issued identification, such as a passport or Home Office Travel Document, and a photocopy of this ID to the sampling appointment. The photocopy of this ID document will be forwarded to our office along with the sample forms consenting to the DNA test and the photographs.
Once we've received all the samples in the case at our UK laboratories, if they arrive before 10am we can make the report available to you by the end of the next working day. That said the process including arranging for the samples to be collected and sent back to our lab here in the UK can add extra time - we now offer a courier service to speed things up - contact our customer services team for further details.
We will produce a report using the DNA samples we have tested which will detail the most likely relationship between the individuals tested, and contain statistics to support this. To ensure the most conclusive result, it is important that the closest relatives are tested. Whenever possible both parents should be tested. Download our guide by clicking this link.
We will send a copy of the report to those parties listed on the Report Distribution section of the registration form. No one will receive a copy of the results unless they are listed on this form. If you require a copy of the report to be sent to the British High Commission/Embassy, you must include those details.
Cellmark produces results which have been accepted as evidence of claimed relationships by UK courts of law since 1987, but we cannot guarantee that an application made to the Embassy will be accepted. Visa services manage the United Kingdom's entry clearance (visa) operation from visa offices in British overseas missions. Click this link to go to their website.
If English isnıt your or your clientıs first language Cellmark now offers instant translation services over the telephone for the majority of languages.
Call Cellmark on 0800 036 2522 for free, confidential advice.
Cellmark has been providing an approved DNA testing for Immigration service for almost three decades!
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