Nigeria - Apply for Paternity Test
- 1 Procedure
- 2 Required Documents
- 3 Office Locations & Contacts
- 4 Eligibility
- 5 Fees
- 6 Validity
- 7 Documents to Use
- 8 Sample Documents
- 9 Processing Time
- 10 Related Videos
- 11 Instructions
- 12 Required Information
- 13 Need for the Document
- 14 Information which might help
- 15 Other uses of the Document/Certificate
- 16 External Links
- 17 Others
- The beneficiary is advised to read the information sheet and discuss it with the petitioner. If the petitioner and beneficiary both wish to proceed with DNA testing, the beneficiary must complete the agreement and return it to the Consulate on any business day except Wednesday at 12 noon.
- The petitioner and the beneficiary must initiate and pursue the testing procedure and they are responsible for paying all related fees. In Nigeria, all fees must be paid in advance of service.
- On the appointment day, the beneficiary must appear in person with two color passport photographs and a valid passport. Failure to produce satisfactory documentation will result in delays.
- The beneficiary must pay a fee to the panel physician at the time of sample collection. The current fee is 3,000 Naira for up to two applicants, and 1,500 Naira for each additional applicant.
- Test samples will be sealed in a secure container for shipment to the United States. The panel physician will receive payment from the beneficiary for courier delivery of the test sample to the selected U.S. laboratory for comparison with the petitioners sample.
- The current fee for courier service is 6,430 Naira. In instances where a petitioner has arranged for samples to be collected from several beneficiaries, the courier fee for the shipment of kits may be higher.
- The cost of testing and all expenses relating to testing (such as doctors fees, mailing fees, purchase of buccal swab testing packages, etc.) are the responsibility of the petitioner and beneficiary and must be paid in advance;
- DNA testing for applicants in Nigeria can only be performed with specimens collected using the buccal swab procedure;
The following are steps to follow in applying for paternity test.
- Step I
After you have a Applied for paternity test, you will need to choose the type of test that best suits your case.
- Step II
Step II is to proceed to order the Paternity test required. Select the test that you require from the various options provided by the Technician and then continue to select the number of people participating in the test.
- Step III
After your order has been confirmed, a case reference number will be assigned to you and your Paternity testing kit will be dispatched. This kit contains everything required for the test including comprehensive instructions.
- Step IV
After collecting the samples please return them to the testing center in the self-addressed envelope provided with your Paternity test kit also enclosing the submission forms correctly filled in.
- Step V
Once the lab receives your samples the test will be processed and your DNA test results will be emailed to you within 5-7 working days, unless you select an express option for an additional charge. you can also receive your sample Paternity test result online provided.
1.Proof of birth i.e (hospital birth record / baptismal certificate / vaccination certificate / Sworn affidavit proof.
Office Locations & Contacts
- FEDERAL MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES
Block 4A (301-399), 3rd Floor
New Fed. Secretariat Complex, Shehu Shagari Way,
P.M.B. 83, (Garki Post Office), Abuja
All births in Nigeria who want to determine the biological father of the child.
You must be the father of the child or Mother or married to, the civil partner of, or the partner of, the child's mother, married to, the civil partner of, or the partner of,the primary adopter, and, in the case of a birth child, you must be having the main responsibility for the upbringing of the child (apart from the mothers responsibility).
You must also give your doctor a signed declaration confirming your eligibility in terms of your relationship with the child/mother.
The current fee is 3,000 Naira for up to two applicants, and 1,500 Naira for each additional applicant.
The current fee for courier service is 6,430 Naira. In instances where a petitioner has arranged for samples to be collected from several beneficiaries, the courier fee for the shipment of kits may be higher.
But in exception cases the Tests costs will vary from less than $100 for some home kits to over $500 for the complete testing process through an accredited facility. Prenatal paternity testing is usually much more expensive because of the ultrasound, CVS or amniocentesis procedure, and doctor fees, You will need to contact your nearest facility to get an exact price estimate
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Usually it takes 3-6 months.
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1.Birth must have been registered in Nigeria;
2.You would need evidence that one of your parents was a true parent.
3.Applicants who apply for Paternity test must be eighteen (18) years and above;
4.The beneficiary must appear in person with two color passport photographs and a valid passport. Failure to produce satisfactory documentation will result in delays.
1.Name of the born child
2.Sex of the child
3.Date and place of Birth of the child
4.Type of birth and birth order
6.Parents age at birth of child
7.Parents marital status
9.Parents ethnicity and place of residence
Need for the Document
A paternity test will provide you with the certainty that there is a paternity relationship between you and the tested child. In other words, if the child is not yours, the results of your paternity test will inform you with an absolute guarantee of certainty about the results.
Paternity Test is done to determine whether the child about to be born or already born is the biological father.
This procedure involves collecting and examining the DNA of a small sample of bodily fluid or tissue from a child and the potential father.
DNA is the unique genetic "fingerprint" that makes up a persons genes and chromosomes. When a baby is conceived, each parent passes on half of his/her DNA to the baby, whose genetic code (DNA) is a shared mix of only its mothers and fathers DNA.
By collecting and examining a small sample of DNA from the baby and the potential father, a paternity test can confirm or disprove that the potential father is indeed the biological father of the baby
Information which might help
You should ensure that the tests are performed by an appropriately accredited laboratory, that the level of accuracy is the highest possible and that the people are able to provide you with the highest level of technical support.
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