Five Country Conference

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The Five Country Conference (FCC) is a conference of the immigration authorities of Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America.[1] The five countries work together to "enhance the integrity, security and efficiency of their immigration and border services" including the sharing of certain overseas visa application centres.[2] In 2009, the FCC agreed to a Data-Sharing Protocol which facilitates the sharing of the biometric data of up to 3000 people per year in order to assist with asylum applications.[3]

The respective authorities are:

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  2. ^ "Five Country Conference visa application centre opens in Singapore". GOV.UK. Retrieved 2018-11-29.
  3. ^ "Biometric data-sharing process (Five Country Conference data-sharing process)" (PDF). Home Office. 2016-10-03. Retrieved 2018-11-29.

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