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FUNCTION AND PRODUCTS OF THE MINISTRY OF IMMIGRATION, CITIZENSHIP, LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT SERVICES

OFFICE OF THE MINISTER

MINISTRY OF IMMIGRATION, CITIZENSHIP, LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT SERVICES

 


Three Degree Office Complex

Airport Road, Grand Turk,

Turks & Caicos Islands, British West Indies

Tel: 1 (649) 338-2937     Fax: 1 (649) 946-2885

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PRESS RELEASE

 

FUNCTION AND PRODUCTS OF THE MINISTRY OF IMMIGRATION, CITIZENSHIP, LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT SERVICES

 

 

The Mission of the Ministry of Immigration, Citizenship, Labour and Employment Services is to secure the borders of the Turks and Caicos Islands and promote full employment of citizens while providing comprehensive migration management to enable people to visit, work and live here lawfully thereby ensuring and contributing to the national security and socio-economic growth and development of the Turks and Caicos Islands. The Ministry, led by the Hon. Vaden Williams and Permanent Secretary Mr. Desmond Wilson consist of seven (7) critical Departments that are vital for the carriage and success of this Mission. In addition, each department has its own objectives and are equipped with various functions and products that encourages and sustains the development and growth of the Turks and Caicos Islands in all areas.

 

  1. Office of the Minister

Objective: To provide strategic leadership and guidance through the development of policies and laws that are clear and progressive, to focus on the customer by transforming the way we deliver services, to work in collaboration with other agencies to accomplish common national goals and to develop staff and provide resources to enable them to fulfil operational mandates.

   

  1. Immigration Department

Objective: To better protect the borders, as well as the economic, cultural and social environment of the Turks and Caicos Islands by ensuring that only persons with legal rights to visit, reside and work are able to do so in accordance with the relevant laws of the country.

The function and products offered by this Department are:

 

Products / Functions

1. Residence Permit – Investor, Home Owners, Independent Means and Spousal.

5. Detention Center

2. Visitors Visas

6. Repatriation of Illegals and Detainees

3. Visitor Visas Extension

7.  Grant leave to enter to residents and visitors.

4.  Enforcement of Laws & Policies

 

 

  1. Registration and Citizenship

Objective: To create and manage the vital records of all residents, register all life events, and provide secure identity documents in accordance with the Turks and Caicos Islands laws and Ordinances.

The function and products offered by this Department are:

 

Products / Functions

1.  TCI National Status Cards

8. Permanent Resident Certificate

15.  Birth Certificates

2.  Belonger Status by Grant

9.  Naturalization (BOTC)

16.  Death Certificates

3.  Belonger Status By Spouse

10.  Registration (BOTC)

17.  Registration of Birth

4.  Passports (BOTC)

11.  Marriage Certificates

18. Registration of Debentures

5.  Deed Poll

12.  Apostil

19.  Registration of Adoption

6. Marriage License

13.  Travel Documents

20. Wills and Probates

7. Bill of Sales

14.  Power of Attorney

21.  Deeds Search

 

  1. Employment Services

Objective: To attain full employment of legal residents and ensure the availability of required skills in the labour market to support economic growth. 

The function and products offered by this Department are:

 

Products / Functions

 

1.  Work Permits

5.  Work Place Inspections

2.  Labour Clearance

6. Unemployment Registration

3.  Temporary Work Permits

7. Conciliation and Mediation of employee/employer disputes

4. Appeals Board

8. Search of Records (Work Permits)

 

In addition, within this Department, there are two (2) Statutory Boards: The Work Permit Board (divided into two (2)) and the Immigration Appeals Tribunal / Board.

  1. Coastal Radar

Objective: To improve National and border security by Monitoring detecting and providing continuous update of the Maritime domain. Providing updated on all Maritime threats to enable enforcement agencies to Coordinate and respond in a timely manner.

The function and products offered by this Department are:

 

Products / Functions

1. Monitoring of maritime activities and detection of illegal threats.

2. Provide updates to Maritime agencies responding to Maritime threats, search & rescue and other Maritime Incidents.

3.  Monitors Marine frequency 24hr, providing assistance to all Vessels entering, leaving the Islands, and on international voyages.

 

  1. Labour Tribunal (Quasi Government)

Objective: To review administrative decisions and ensure that employers' and employees' rights and responsibilities are considered and decided in a manner that is fair, just and timely and in accordance with the laws of the Turks and Caicos Islands.

The function and products offered by this Department are:

 

Products / Functions

1. Ensure Employees’ and Employers’ rights through court proceedings.

 2. Education and Community Outreach on the Employment Ordinance.

 

  1. Customer Service

Objective: To deliver reliable & effective customer service to all through efficient service delivery. Ultimately enhancing the overall customer experience during the submission and vetting process of all applications submitted to the Ministry Immigration, Citizenship, Labour and Employment Services.

The function and products offered by this Department are:

 

Products / Functions

Facilitate movement of products / services between Departments and Customers.

 

 

To the general public please note the Ministry of Immigration, Citizenship, Labour and Employment Services is here not only to fulfill its Mission and various Objectives but to serve you in the most respectful and cordial manner.

 

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