IRCC – Canada :
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is the name of the Canadian federal department that facilitates the arrival of immigrants to Canada, provides protection to refugees, and offers programming to help newcomers settle in Canada. This Canadian federal government department was formerly known as Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC)
IRCC also grants citizenship, issues travel documents (such as passports) to Canadians, and promotes multiculturalism.
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada facilitates the arrival of immigrants, provides protection to refugees, and offers programming to help newcomers settle in Canada. It also:
- grants citizenship and
- issues travel documents (such as passports) to Canadians.
IRCC Canada Visa Offices :
IRCC Canada visa offices are located in Canadian embassies, high commissions, and consulates and process applications for:
- permanent residency
- visitor visas (TRVs)
- study permits
- work permits
- refugee resettlement
- travel documents for permanent residents abroad
IRCC approval principle:
Your application is “approved in principle (AIP)” if: you have received a letter from IRCC stating that you meet the permanent residence eligibility requirements, but. you still have to pass the medical, security and background checks for you and, if needed, your family members.
IRCC – Objectives:
- to boost population growth, and
- to recruit immigrants with desirable job skills, or language skills, into a province’s workforce.
- strengthen the ethical culture of the Department;
- facilitate ethical decision-making to resolve conflicts between private and public interests, contributing to public confidence in the integrity of all decisions;
- contribute to maintaining a healthy, respectful, and productive work environment where all employees can, and feel they can, raise issues with management and disclose breaches of this Code without fear of reprisal; and
- contribute to the protection of the Department and the Government of Canada against internal fraud, misconduct and wrongdoing.
IRCC : Roles and Responsibilities:
IRCC is responsible for the design and delivery of a range of programs and services that include temporary residence, permanent residence, refugee protection and settlement, citizenship, and passport. These programs and services support every step of new immigrants’ journeys to Canada and efforts to build a new life here. Through its mandated responsibilities, the Department continues to work towards meaningful results by refining and modernizing its internal services and client service delivery for its lines of business in order to find efficiencies and improve services.
IRCC’s modernization agenda along with several other departmental initiatives are closely related to the foundational principles of sustainable development (economy, society and environment) and strategically position the Department to play an active part in advancing sustainable development while striving to meet government-wide expectations to reduce its environmental footprint.
Additional IRCC Online Services :
Check Application Status
Change Address or Contact Information
Contact International Experience Canada (IEC)
INZ – New Zealand:
Immigration New Zealand formerly the New Zealand Immigration Service (NZIS), is the agency within the New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) that is responsible for border control, issuing travel visas and managing immigration to New Zealand.
INZ – Role :
Immigration New Zealand (INZ) is part of the Department of Labour, a Government department that helps people achieve, high-quality working lives in thriving and inclusive communities through linking their social and economic interests.
INZ aims to increase the economic and social framework of New Zealand by:
- facilitating residence and temporary entry into New Zealand, and
- ensuring that those who cross New Zealand’s borders observe the provisions of New Zealand’s immigration policy and legislation.
Most of INZ’s operational work is focused on deciding residence, returning resident’s visa and temporary entry applications, but we also provide information and respond to general inquiries. In addition, INZ removes people who are in breach of immigration law, or resolves their immigration status in other ways.
Another responsibility is to determine claims for refugee status in New Zealand under the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees and the 1967 Protocol. We select quota refugees and escort them to New Zealand, as well as arrange for their accommodation and induction after they arrive in New Zealand.
Visa officers in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) may be responsible for limited immigration operations at overseas posts where there is no INZ branch. Customs officers act as immigration officers at places of entry to New Zealand.
INZ – Functions:
Immigration New Zealand is an agency within the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment that is responsible for facilitating and regulating immigration, tourism, foreign students and workers, and foreign investment in New Zealand. Immigration NZ’s other responsibilities include migrant attraction, visa facilitation, border protection and refugee resettlement. As of 2017, the division has five branches:
- Compliance, Risk and Intelligence
- Visa Services, which provides immigration advice, services, and visa application processing.
- Service Design and Performance
- Settlement, Protection and Attraction
- Vision 2015, an initiative implemented in 2012 to upgrade INZ’s information and communications technology
UK Visas and Immigration – UK :
UK Visas and Immigration is responsible for making millions of decisions every year about who has the right to visit or stay in the country, with a firm emphasis on national security and a culture of customer satisfaction for people who come here legally.
UKVI – Objectives:
- To be responsible for making millions of decisions about who has the right to visit or stay in the country, with a firm emphasis on national security and a culture of customer satisfaction for people who come to the country legally.
- To secure our borders and reducing immigration, cutting crime and protecting our citizens from terrorism
UKVI – Role :
UKVI operates the UK visa system, managing applications from foreign nationals seeking to visit or work in the UK, and also considers applications from businesses and educational institutions seeking to become sponsors for foreign nationals. It also considers applications from foreign nationals seeking protection or British citizenship and manages appeals of those who have been denied visas.
The UKVI’s role has widened in the aftermath of Brexit. In January 2021, the UK implemented a new points-based immigration system, and EU, EEA, and Swiss citizens who resided in the UK must have applied to the EU Settlement Scheme to continue living in the UK after the Brexit transition period
UKVI – Responsibilities :
² to consider applications for British citizenship from overseas nationals who wish to settle here permanently
² to run the UK’s asylum service offering protection to those eligible under the 1951 Geneva Convention
² to decide applications from employers and educational establishments who want to join the register of sponsors
² to manage appeals from unsuccessful applicants
UKVI – Priorities :
We contribute to achieving the Home Office’s priorities of securing our borders and reducing immigration, cutting crime and protecting our citizens from terrorism.
DIBP – Australia :
The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) was a department of the Government of Australia that was responsible for immigration, citizenship and border control.
The Department of Immigration and Border Protection was a department of the Government of Australia that was responsible for immigration, citizenship and border control. It has now been subsumed into the Department of Home Affairs, which combines its responsibilities with a number of other portfolios.
The purpose of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) or what is now called the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) brings together Australia’s federal law enforcement, national and transport security, criminal justice, emergency management, multicultural affairs and immigration and border-related functions, working together to keep Australia safe.
Originally named the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) until September, 2013, then it changed to DIBP and most recently to the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) which has managed the arrival and settlement in Australia migrants from all over the world, including refugees and maritime asylum seekers, since its establishment in 1945.
DIBP – Objectives
The Department’s key responsibilities and objectives are:
- provides information regarding education and training in Australia for students from overseas
- administer the Immigration Program
- transforming Australia’s visa system
- managing migration program planning levels for each program year;
- managing the refugee and humanitarian program
- introducing visa options to help fill jobs in regional Australia
- managing the Skilled Migration program
- resolving legal status issues through the Status Resolution Service
- Promote Australian citizenship and a multicultural Australia
DIBP – Major Activities :
- Entry, stay and departure arrangements for non-citizens
- Border immigration control
- Ethnic affairs
- Customs and border control other than quarantine and inspection
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