Who are we?
The Pacific Immigration Directors' Conference (PIDC) was established in 1996, and is a forum for official immigration agencies of the Pacific Region.
The PIDC enables Heads of immigration agencies to discuss issues of mutual interest and to foster multilateral co-operation and mutual assistance aimed at strengthening members' territorial borders and the integrity of their entry systems.
PIDCs' approach and work in the region is underpinned by its core values of commitment, openness, family and teamwork, trust and respect, integrity, innovation and flexibility, good governance, rule of law and leadership. Members are at all times expected to uphold these values and inspire those they serve.
Membership of the PIDC is open to all official government immigration agencies within Melanesia, Micronesia, Polynesia and includes Australia and New Zealand. Immigration departments that have signed the PIDC Memorandum of Understanding to become members include:
Australia, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, French Polynesia, Kiribati, Republic of Marshall Islands, Nauru, New Zealand, New Caledonia, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu and Wallis and Futuna.
Our vision is:
Border integrity across the Pacific through regional cooperation, facilitating seamless and efficient people movement that contributes to economic growth.