DNA is not required. Sometimes it is HIGHLY suggested. This usually happends when the case goes abroad to the US consulate
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You do not need a dna test if you have an original birth certificate with your parents listed as father and mother. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. Good luck.
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The birth certificate should be sufficient. You should not have to submit to DNA testing. But you should nonetheless hire an immigration attorney to assist you with your application.
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In general, the birth certificates and other evidence (we can guide you) are sufficient to provide the familial relationship. As my colleagues have properly pointed out, the U.S. Consulate could ask for a DNA test if there is information that might lead them to believe that the familial relationship specified (parent/child) does not exist. If you document the case with more then just the birth certificates then there is a good chance that you may be able to overcome the possibility of the DNA request by the Consulate. Nevertheless, a DNA test is ultimately discretionary to the U.S. Consulate Officer.
DNA tests are not normally required. They can be requested by USCIS if there is reason to believe that the claimed relationship is not legitimate.
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