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Has anyone had experience with the DNA request process? My fiancee was given a 221g with a request for dna to prove she is the mother of her daughter. This is even after supplying a birth certificate and several other documents. With in hours after finding this out I placed the order for the dna test from a company in Cincinnati Ohio called DDC. They are on the list that the US embassy in Manila accepts. They mailed the swab kit out the very next day. The problem we are having is when the package arrived in Philippines customs it seems to have stalled there. The company used DHL for shipping. It just updates daily with the terms "clearance event" and states the "the shipment is being cleared under Diplomatic entry". Has anyone had experience with shipping to the embassy and does this seem normal? Thanks for any help provided. 

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6 hours ago, Wtatuffy said:

Has anyone had experience with the DNA request process? My fiancee was given a 221g with a request for dna to prove she is the mother of her daughter. This is even after supplying a birth certificate and several other documents. With in hours after finding this out I placed the order for the dna test from a company in Cincinnati Ohio called DDC. They are on the list that the US embassy in Manila accepts. They mailed the swab kit out the very next day. The problem we are having is when the package arrived in Philippines customs it seems to have stalled there. The company used DHL for shipping. It just updates daily with the terms "clearance event" and states the "the shipment is being cleared under Diplomatic entry". Has anyone had experience with shipping to the embassy and does this seem normal? Thanks for any help provided. 

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Far as I know St. Luke's is the only designated hospital for completing the DNA swab test sampling .. I would think the kit should have been delivered directly to the embassy and then to SLEC

 

https://ph.usembassy.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/82/DNA-Information-Sheet-Final-March-2018.pdf


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Thanks for responding.  Yes the kit was mailed directly to the embassy but it seems like it's not making it through customs. I'm just wondering if anyone has experience a delay in customs similar to what I'm experiencing now. The kit was addressed to  this address. US Embassy Consulor section-FPU 1201 Roxas Blvd. Ermita 1000 Manila Philippines attn. DNA-IV

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10 hours ago, Wtatuffy said:

Thanks for responding.  Yes the kit was mailed directly to the embassy but it seems like it's not making it through customs. I'm just wondering if anyone has experience a delay in customs similar to what I'm experiencing now. The kit was addressed to  this address. US Embassy Consulor section-FPU 1201 Roxas Blvd. Ermita 1000 Manila Philippines attn. DNA-IV

 

Yup that is the address listed in the letter I read.

 

This isn't all that rare of package, not sure why customs would be delaying its release.


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Update: September 6th 2019. On this day the US Embassy received our test kit. The issue we had was DNA Diagnostic Center in Cincinnati Ohio made a mistake on the shipping label. They listed the description of the package contents as being "Small Bottle" while the receipt in the packing list listed stated it was a DNA test kit. This resulted in Customs not releasing the package. My fiancee was able to convince the courier DHL to follow up with Customs after a lot of struggle. He reported back to her the following day stating he had to sign a release form personally to get the package processed.  I will continue to update this post so others will have an accurate timeline and detailed description of the DNA submission process to the issuance of the k1, k2 visas 

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48 minutes ago, Wtatuffy said:

Update: September 6th 2019. On this day the US Embassy received our test kit. The issue we had was DNA Diagnostic Center in Cincinnati Ohio made a mistake on the shipping label. They listed the description of the package contents as being "Small Bottle" while the receipt in the packing list listed stated it was a DNA test kit. This resulted in Customs not releasing the package. My fiancee was able to convince the courier DHL to follow up with Customs after a lot of struggle. He reported back to her the following day stating he had to sign a release form personally to get the package processed.  I will continue to update this post so others will have an accurate timeline and detailed description of the DNA submission process to the issuance of the k1, k2 visas 

Glad you found the issue and were able to get the kit through customs.    Hope all goes well from here forward.

 

 


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