Chief Immigration Officer, BVI

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Main responsibilities include:

Oversees the overall administration and activities of the Immigration Department.

Manages and controls the Department’s Annual Budget.

Manages the Department’s human resource functions including performance appraisals, staff training and development, and makes recommendation for staff promotions, transfers and disciplinary actions.

Administers and ensures implementation of all laws related to the Immigration Department.

Serves as the government’s chief advisor on matters pertaining to Immigration.

Liaises with local, regional and international immigration and law enforcement agencies with respect to immigration matters.

Interviews and makes decisions with respect to clients applying for various services from the department.

Investigates all complaints/grievances reported by both internal and external customers.

Responsible for the detention, custody and repatriation of illegal immigrants.

Conducts quarterly visits to all ports of entry to ensure efficient operation.

Conducts monthly meetings with the Premier to discuss the major activities of the department.

Conducts monthly meetings with the Deputy Chief Immigration Officer and Supervisors

Conducts bi-weekly meetings with the Desk Officer with the Ministry related to the Department work programme.

Provides reports to the Board of Immigration during Board Meetings.

Provides the Ministry with recommendations of the Board as it pertains to Residence and Belonger Status.


Masters Degree in Law Enforcement or related field

Five (5) years experience in a related field

Expert knowledge of the Immigration and Passport Ordinance

Expert knowledge of local, regional and international Immigration rules and regulations

Sound knowledge of Immigration enforcement policies, practices and procedures and Government structure, policies and procedures

Sound negotiation skills; human relation skills; oral and written communication skills; analytical and decision making skills


Entry level $66,800 – $74,600 annually, Grade 17 commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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