Program delivery update – March 10, 2017

This section contains policy, procedures and guidance used by IRCC staff. It is posted on the department’s website as a courtesy to stakeholders.

Functional guidance on DNA testing now modernized


The information that was contained in the following sections of OP 1 can now be found in the standard requirements section of the program delivery instructions (PDIs):

  • 5.9, DNA test for relationship
  • 5.10, When is a DNA test appropriate?
  • 5.11, DNA results
  • 5.12, DNA test request letter and DNA companies
  • 13, Procedure: DNA tests
  • 14, Procedure: DNA testing

In addition, content on DNA testing has been moved from the PDIs on establishing parentage for citizenship purposes to this new page to consolidate all information about DNA testing.

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