DNA policy

Guidance on inviting applicants to volunteer evidence to demonstrate a biological relationship, including DNA evidence.


DNA policy guidance

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Guidance for staff on inviting applicants to volunteer relevant evidence to establish biological family relationships, which may include DNA evidence.

It also includes guidance on how to consider any evidence provided.

Published 8 November 2018