DNA testing for Surrogacy cases from Australia
High Commission address: 1/50 G Shantipath, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi 110021 - Telephone: +91-11-4139 9900 - Fax: +91-11-4149 4490
The child and the Australian citizen intended/commissioning parent will be requested to provide the results of DNA testing after surrogacy procedure is completed , before passport and citizenship are issued .
The Australian citizen intended/commissioning parent can undergo DNA testing in Australia itself , much before delivery , so that There is no delay will result if the Australian citizen parent undertakes DNA testing while in India.
In India, DNA tests for the child must be carried out recognised clinics only .
Only those Panel Doctors are authorised to carry out the DNA test.
Panel Doctors are required to use specific testing kits, which must be provided to them via a National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) accredited laboratory that can satisfy the department’s testing requirements in an international context.
The laboratory will advise the Australian High Commission once the test results are completed. It can take up to 14 days from the date the laboratory receives the sample for the laboratory to provide the test results to this office.
If the child meets all the requirements, the High Commission will grant the child citizenship and provide a citizenship certificate.