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Paternity Tests - DNA Legal & Immigration


Legal Test - Court Ordered DNA Paternity Testing

This test is very similar to the Peace of Mind Test, but is used when a court has ordered that a DNA Paternity test must be undertaken (usually under Section 20 of the Family Law Reform Act 1969).

However, the sample collection must be performed and witnessed by an unbiased third party who has no interest in the outcome of the test. This witnessing and collection is generally carried out at a doctor’s surgery either by a GP, Practice Nurse or your solicitor.

Legal DNA Paternity tests are accurate and confidential.

Key Forensic Services has been accredited by the Ministry of Justice as a body that may carry out parentage tests directed by the civil courts in England and Wales under Section 20 of the Family Law Reform Act 1969 and our reports are recognised by the UK Home Office.

Legal Test Pricing
  Paternity & Maternity (Father or Mother/ & Child) Additional Test
Standard Service includes statement (5 working days) £270 £95
Urgent Service includes statement (2 working days) £545 £150


Immigration DNA Testing

DNA Immigration testing is used to resolve disputed family relationships in cases of immigration. DNA Immigration Testing can prove biological ties of family members to UK citizens who are sponsoring their immigration to the UK. This proof of biological relationships is needed to satisfy the requirements of the UK Border Agency, of Entry Clearance Officers (ECOs) at the British High Commission, British embassies, and the Immigration and Nationality Directorate (IND).

An immigration DNA test is provided to establish proof of a person or persons’ relationship with a family member (can be sibling, grandparent, aunt, uncle etc.) who legally resides in the United Kingdom. We work with immigration solicitors and their clients to provide the proof of biological relationships needed to satisfy the legal requirements of immigration into the UK.



Immigration Test Pricing
A flat rate fee for up to 3 individuals and a test price for any additional family members tested at the time of the original test. Excludes fees associated with sampler/collection service.
  Up to 3 individuals Additional Test
Standard Service includes statement (5 working days) £345 £100
Urgent Service includes statement (2 working days) £995 £285


All prices inclusive of testing kit and VAT.
An admin fee of £99 per hour inclusive of VAT, is applicable for additional reports or statements.

We understand that both Legal and Immigration tests can be sensitive and complex. Therefore, we recommend that you contact one of our Customer Services Advisers to discuss the specifics of your case.

Telephone: +44 (0)1953 668669

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