We act in cases of immigration into the UK and generally this is either or both of:
a) a paternity test to determine whether a tested male is the true biological father of a child,
b) a maternity test to determine whether a tested female is the true biological mother of a child.
Such DNA tests are often associated with immigration cases where the authorities wish to have evidence of the precise family relationship.
A maternity test is performed in exactly the same way as a paternity test and the results are just as accurate. As always, we strongly advise where possible to involve both parents in the test for a more conclusive result.
It is in the interest of your clients to precisely follow our identity check procedures and DNA sampling procedures and you can find information on this in a subsequent section.
Immigration authorities will often require both a maternity and a paternity test.
We will provide any necessary consent forms and give advice on these matters at the time of ordering.
If you would like to discuss a case, request a quotation or place an order, please feel free to call us on either 0191 543 6334 or 0203 603 1323.
We are one of only a few companies in the UK which are able to provide a DNA testing service suitable for legal purposes. The dadcheck® service is accredited by the Ministry of Justice as a body that may carry out parentage tests directed by the civil courts of England and Wales under section 20 of the Family Law Reform Act 1969.