03 Jan USCIS Approves I-130 for Step-Child of US Citizen After Conclusive DNA Maternity Test
Our firm provided immigration representation to a US Citizen client petitioning for his stepson to obtain a green card. Our client had married the stepson’s biological mother. To obtain a green card by petitioning for an alien relative, a familial relationship must be established by submitting evidence. We submitted the child’s birth certificate but USCIS requested DNA evidence to establish that our client’s wife was in fact the biological mother of the child. We contacted a USCIS approved clinical laboratory to conduct a DNA forensic test. This test examined the likelihood that the client’s wife was the stepson’s biological mother. The test results showed that the chance of maternity was 99.99%. We submitted these results to USCIS and USCIS approved the petition.