Five Country Conference
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. 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. 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.
The respective authorities are:
- Australia: Department of Home Affairs
- Canada: Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada and the Canada Border Services Agency
- New Zealand: Immigration New Zealand
- United Kingdom: Home Office
- United States: Department of Homeland Security
- "Five Country Conference visa application centre opens in Singapore". GOV.UK. Retrieved 2018-11-29.
- "Biometric data-sharing process (Five Country Conference data-sharing process)" (PDF). Home Office. 2016-10-03. Retrieved 2018-11-29.
- Official website
- Five Country Conference from Statewatch
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