DNALabs is recommended by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection to perform DNA testing in order to determine biological relationships for immigration purposes. We have extensive experience in DNA testing for immigration matters - including collections in countries such as SE Asia, China, India, Nepal, Pakistan, UK, Europe, USA, New Zealand and Africa. We make all the arrangements for sample collection and witnessing, transport and Embassy liaison worldwide.




What is Immigration DNA testing?

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (formerly Department of Immigration and Citizenship) will at times ask an applicant or sponsor for confirmation of a biological relationship for entry applications to Australia. 

This confirmation may be in the form of a DNA test to confirm maternity, paternity or other relationship. 


DNALabs is accredited by the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) under the Australian standard for diagnostic testing ISO17025.

Requirements of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection

Our laboratory complies with the regulations set out by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection's DNA testing. This covers areas from the collection and transport of samples to witnessing requirements overseas and reporting of results.

DNALabs liaises internationally to arrange collections and to ensure all processes meet the standards set by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

How do I organise an Immigration DNA test? 

DNA testing for Immigration purposes can be an involved process, and our team is here to assist you with obtaining an appointment for DNA testing.

To begin:

1.  Immigration DNA Testing Application to be completed with copy of letter with DNA Testing offer forwarded to us

2.  Overseas collection appointment request is made by our laboratory, the panel doctor and a representative from the Australian Consulate General Office / Embassy or High Commission.

3.  Letter with DNA collection instructions is sent to any donors here in Australia

4.  Samples are collected and transport by chain of custody is then organised by our laboratory for testing

Our laboratory specialises in Immigration DNA testing and are renound for our fast turn around and customer service. Please contact our lab with any enquiry about DNA testing by calling 1300 663 244 or email us at info@dnalabs.com.au.