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USCIS authorizes DNA tests to establish sibling relationships

  1. Original Date Announced

    April 17, 2018

    When USCIS determines that primary evidence is unavailable or unreliable, the agency may suggest and accept certain DNA test results as evidence of a full- or half- sibling relationship in any petition or application for an immigration benefit in which a sibling relationship is required to establish eligibility. [ID #718]

    USCIS Policy Memo (PM-602-0106.1): DNA Evidence of Sibling Relationships
  2. Effective Date

    April 17, 2018

Current Status

Fully in Effect

Original Trump Policy Status

Status: Final/Actual
Trump Administration Action: Agency Directive
Agencies Affected: USCIS

Associated or Derivative Policies

Pre Trump-Era Policies


Trump-Era Policy Documents

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