Program delivery update: DNA testing

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

July 31, 2018

The program delivery instructions (PDI) on DNA testing have been updated to include the following new instructions for laboratories accredited by the Standards Council of Canada:

  • DNA sample collection procedures for tests within Canada
  • Requirements for reporting DNA test results

The instructions were also updated to include a request that the applicant provide 2 pieces of identification at the time of DNA sample collection, one of which must be a government issued photo ID.

In addition, the PDI language was simplified and duplicate instructions were eliminated.

Updated instructions

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