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Pacific Immigration Directors' Conference (PIDC)

The Pacific Immigration Directors' Conference (PIDC) is a forum for official Immigration Agencies of the Pacific region. The principal objective of the PIDC is to promote consultation and cooperation among immigration agencies within the Pacific region. The Conference also provides for exchange of ideas, the dissemination of information and the provision of technical assistance.

PIDC remains a focal point for collaboration with other regional and international bodies such as the Forum Secretariat, the Oceania Customs Organisation (OCO), the South Pacific Chiefs of Police Conference (SPCPC), Interpol, PACRIM, IATA, IOM and relevant United Nations agencies.

Participating States

The membership of PIDC currently includes: American Samoa, Australia, Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji Islands, French Polynesia, Guam, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, Norfolk Island, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu and Wallis and Futuna.

Areas of Interest

PIDC addresses a variety of topical immigration issues, both at the Annual Conferences and during the year. Some of the major issues currently being addressed include:

  • Refugees
  • People smuggling and trafficking
  • Illegal Migration and immigration fraud
  • The UN Convention Against Transnational and Organised Crime
  • UN Security Council Resolution 1373 on Terrorism
  • Procedures for establishing identity
  • Training
  • Immigration legislation
  • Improved Border Management/ Service Delivery Options
  • nformation Exchange

PIDC Secretariat regularly provides news updates on the activities of the PIDC and relays regional and international news stories relating to immigration that may be of interest to Members.

The Secretariat also produces a twice-yearly newsletter with contributions from Members, and regional and international organisations. If you would like to receive the PIDC newsletter, contact the Secretariat (

Contact Details

Pacific Immigration Directors Conference
Level 3, Development Bank of Samoa Building
P. O. Box 1881, Apia, SAMOA

Telephone: (685) 29107
Fax:            (to be confirmed)

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