The OC Register is running a series of stories entitled “Faces of Immigration,” featuring real-life stories of people whose lives have been affected by immigration. This week’s article features how a DNA test allowed a 19-year-old Vietnamese boy to finally reunite with his mother: he was 10 years old when his immigration case was first filed.

The family was not initially given the option to take a maternity DNA test to prove the biological relationship required for a family-based visa. These days, DNA testing for immigration is becoming more common, and many people are well-informed about how a DNA test can provide evidence for a biological relationship when family records are missing, or when immigration officials deem the presented records unacceptable or insufficient to prove a family relationship.

DNA Diagnostics Center is one of the few AABB-accredited laboratories that are authorized to perform DNA testing for immigration cases. We have served immigration clients for more than 15 years, from many countries around the globe.

For more information about our immigration DNA testing services, please visit our Immigration section, or call 1-800-613-5768.