Rock and Mr S,
I don't know why both of you stubbornly insisted that a DNA test would be mandatory as part of the application process for US citizenship for my son. Rock and I discussed this for a long time and he strongly felt that the DNA test would be required. I don't know why. But the policy on the US Embassy's website in Manila clearly stated otherwise. Moreover, online reports and testimonials that I read also said that it is not necessary in most cases as long as you have evidence to show your relationship with the mother of your child. And the lady who worked at http://www.EasyDNA.ph
said there was a good chance of not needing it too.
Anyhow, to put this matter to rest, below are the CURRENT links and info on the US Embassy's website about the DNA test option, which are still there and therefore NOT outdated, like Rock suspects. As you can see, it says exactly what I said about it back in 2009. This matter was laid to rest many years ago, so why Rock, do you bring it up as if it was unresolved? Strange (scratching head). Rock, I hope when you see this, you will finally admit that "Winston was right, and I was wrong". lol
http://photos.state.gov/libraries/manil ... 202015.pdf
Evidence of the couple’s relationship prior to the conception of the applicant.
* The burden of proving a claim to U.S. citizenship, including a blood relationship, is on the person making such claim. Photos prior to the time of conception, letters, and other correspondence may help establish the couple’s relationship prior to the conception of the applicant. Bring original documents and photocopy of each.
* Genetic testing is a useful tool for verifying a stated biological relationship when no other form of credible evidence is available. For more information, read about the DNA testing procedures on the Embassy’s website at,
As you can see, as long as you have photos of you and your child's mom, and letters of correspondence between you two, is sufficient to establish a couple's relationship prior to the birth of the child. That's what it says above. If you don't have that, then they may ask for a DNA test.
Also, see this document about DNA testing on the Embassy website:
http://photos.state.gov/libraries/manil ... 02011_.pdf
The testing option is normally offered to applicants who have tried, but have been unable, to meet the legal requirement of establishing a biological relationship (filiation) on which nationality may be based.
The Embassy does not “order” DNA tests. Testing is strictly voluntary, even in questionable cases where parentage evidence is unavailable or unsatisfactory.
So you see, it again says the same thing, that if I can establish a relationship between me and Dianne prior to our son's birth, then that fulfills the criteria. I told you, Rock and Mr S, this MANY MANY MANY times. Why is it hard to understand? The words are clear and precise. So why were you so adamant to say otherwise? That's illogical.
Also, those 100 dollar DNA paternity test kits I showed you above also claim to qualify to be used for immigration purposes, as long as the schwab samples are collected by an accredited third party. This means that they would have third party hospital or lab staff collect the DNA samples from me and my son, to be used for immigration purposes. And they are accredited by the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB) too. So the DNA test cost should be very minimal, especially with these mail in test kits that can be used by the US Embassy.